When you’re ready to travel again, 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, outdoor recreation or venture to nearby state and national parks. Plus, there are great casinos, dining experiences, and a variety of attractions for all ages. There truly is something for everyone.
Follow our fun-filled weekend itinerary for a getaway that’s always within reach.
Kick off your day with an awe-inspiring hike along the trails at Flat Top Mesa, Valley of Fire or Gold Butte National Monument, all in proximity to Mesquite and easy to get to. 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 breathless.
After a tranquil morning, turn up the adventure and get an adrenaline rush as you dive out of a plane two miles up 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, so hit up the Virgin River Café inside the Virgin River Hotel for 24-hour, homestyle cooking such as pot roast and chicken fried steak, classic club sandwiches, and plentiful salads.
Following lunch, get a cultural escape and hit some of the area’s museums. Discover local art and ancient artifacts, and learn about captivating history at the Virgin Valley Museum (don’t miss the first slot machine brought to the valley), Lost City Museum in Overton, and the Mesquite Fine Arts Center.
When you’re ready for your evening meal, enjoy a delicious, upscale 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 head over to the CasaBlanca Resort Casino Golf and Spa, Eureka Casino Resort or Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo. With a variety of slots, table games, keno, bingo, and race and sportsbooks, all the exciting action awaits 24 hours a day.
When in Mesquite, one must golf. And with nine golf courses, including CasaBlanca Golf Club, Wolf Creek Golf Club or Oasis Golf Club, you have plenty of options to choose from. Each course is unique and offers spectacular views of the picturesque valley. You’re in luck if you happen to be staying at Highland Estates Hotel & Resort. The all-suite hotel is surrounded by three golf courses – Oasis Palmer, Oasis Canyons and Falcon Ridge – so making your tee time is no problem.
If golf isn’t necessarily your cup of “tee,” opt for some fun with the family at the parks throughout Mesquite and enjoy the morning outside. There may even be a youth sporting event and tournament taking place and you can watch the competition unfold.
Start your Sunday afternoon with a little friendly competition at the Virgin River Bowling Center. The 24-lane state-of-the-art complex has everything 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 while treating yourself at The Spa 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 and Spa, Eureka Casino Resort or the Holiday Inn Express and Suites. 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 weekend-ending special dinner at Katherine’s at CasaBlanca Resort Casino Golf and 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.
No matter how the weekend shapes up, Mesquite has the adventure and fun that can’t be found anywhere else.