There’s no better place to spend a weekend than in the friendly, small town of Mesquite, Nevada. Located about an hour north of Las Vegas, enjoy hiking trails, golf and outdoor recreation, or venture to nearby state and national parks. Plus, there are great casinos, dining experiences, and a variety of attractions that are perfect for a romantic getaway or even a girls weekend.
Follow our fun-filled weekend itinerary for a cozy getaway.
Kick off your day together with an awe-inspiring hike along the trails at Flat Top Mesa, Valley of Fire or Gold Butte National Monument; all are easy to get to and are in close proximity to Mesquite. Continue the outdoor escape and take a short drive to explore the beauty of nature at nearby national parks. The stunning scenery at Bryce Canyon, Great Basin and Zion National Park will leave you speechless.
After a tranquil morning, get your heart racing with an adrenaline rush as you jump out of a plane together from two miles above with Skydive Mesquite. If you’d rather keep yourself firmly planted on the ground, rent a Polaris RZR® four-wheeler from Adventure Rentals and hit the desert trails with an off-road excursion sure to bring out the “woos.” After all those thrills, you’ll have worked up a big appetite and are ready for a relaxing lunch, which you’ll find at the 1880 Grille at Conestoga Golf Club. Serving up delicious eats in a rustic atmosphere with gorgeous views of the course, it’s a casual, yet upscale, lunch date spot. It’s known for its five-inch loaded burger, wings, and thirst-quenching, private label draft beer.
Following lunch, slow down the pace by discovering some of the area’s museums. Uncover local art and ancient artifacts, and learn about captivating history at the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum (don’t miss the first slot machine brought to the valley); Lost City Museum in Overton (a 45-minute drive from Mesquite); the Mesquite Fine Arts Center; and Donkey History Museum.
Virgin Valley Heritage Museum
Enjoy a delicious, intimate dinner at Gregory’s Mesquite Grill at Eureka Casino Resort. The menu features classic steak house favorites, along with Italian specialties such as Filet Oscar and Chicken Marsala. You won’t leave hungry.
After dinner, why not press your luck and make some lasting memories (and perhaps a bit of cash) by heading over to the CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa. With over 800 video poker and slot machines, table games and a sportsbook on site, you’ll have a great evening ahead of you. Next, check out Eureka Casino Resort, which is THE place in town to play progressive tables. It also has progressive slots and video reel slot machines, engrossing you into the game. Top off the night at Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo, which has a collection of everything ranging from slots, table games, and betting at the race and sportsbook – all the exciting action awaits 24 hours a day.
Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo
When in Mesquite, one must golf. And with nine golf courses, including CasaBlanca Golf Club, Wolf Creek Golf Club and Oasis Golf Club, you have plenty of options to pick from. Each course is unique and offers spectacular views of the picturesque valley. The all-suite Highland Estates Hotel Resort. is surrounded by three golf courses – Oasis Palmer, Oasis Canyons and Falcon Ridge Golf Course – so making your tee time is no problem.
Picturesque golf courses in Mesquite
If golf isn’t necessarily your cup of “tee,” opt for some fun at the parks throughout Mesquite and enjoy the morning outside.
Let the sparks fly with a little friendly competition on your Sunday afternoon at the Virgin River Bowling Center. The 24-lane, state-of-the-art complex has everything for a fun day of bowling with a full snack bar, lounge and pro shop. Choose to use the ball wall – a built-in bumper system – for an easier game and more strikes. Come back on a Friday or Saturday night for the electric atmosphere of glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Bowling.
When your bowling adventure ends, the pampering begins. Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and recovery with a couple’s treatment at The Spa & Salon at CasaBlanca. The world-class spa features therapeutic massages, wraps, scrubs and nourishing facials, along with a full menu of salon services. Go big with the CasaBlanca Trio consisting of a body scrub, wrap and massage.
Continue your relaxation poolside at CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa, Eureka Casino Resort, or the Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Mesquite. Soak in the sun in the tropical setting of the CasaBlanca pool and enjoy a beverage from the Splash Bar. Go for a dip in the heated Eureka pool, set among lush landscape, complete with swaying palm trees. Or relax in the modern setting of the Holiday Inn’s outdoor pool with in-water lounge chairs and a soothing whirlpool. Any of these pools makes for the perfect desert oasis retreat.
Now that you’re fully relaxed, it’s time to enjoy a special romantic dinner at Katherine’s at CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa. Come for the USDA Prime steaks and delectable sides, and stay for the tableside presentations of salads, desserts and aperitifs for a meal that’s as entertaining as it is delicious.
Say cheers to a great weekend at Long Bar inside Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo. Long Bar is a lively gathering spot for friends, old and new, where you can have a few laughs and always enjoy a good time – and good drinks.