What are the top things to do in Mesquite, Nevada?

From exploring a variety of hiking trails to getting up close and personal with exotic animals at the Mesquite Camel Safari to golfing on one of the nine championship courses, there’s something for everyone in this small-town destination. See a full list of things to do in Mesquite, Nevada.

What kind of events are in Mesquite, Nevada?

Mesquite hosts several annual and one-off events. Some of the annual events include the Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival taking place every January; there’s also the Rockets over Red Mesa show on the Fourth of July; and in September, the CasaBlanca Rib Fest and Mesquite Super Run car show take place. Plus, there’s several golf tournaments year-round.

What resorts and casinos are in Mesquite?

Mesquite has three casino resorts: CasaBlanca Hotel-Casino-Golf-Spa, Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo, and Eureka Casino Resort. It also has seven non-gaming resorts: Best Western Mesquite Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Mesquite, Masters Villas Resorts at Paradise Canyon, Mojave Edge, Highland Estates Resort Hotel, Premier Mesquite Vacation Properties, and Rising Start Sports Ranch Resort.

What is Mesquite known for?

Mesquite is a small, friendly city nestled amid the scenic vistas and flat-top mesas of the Virgin River Valley. This easy getaway, only about an hour north of Las Vegas, offers a little of everything, with welcoming casino resorts, non-gaming hotels, nine championship golf courses, close proximity to national and state parks, sporting events, family-friendly attractions and more. Whether you’re in the mood for excitement, relaxation, or a bit of both, Mesquite has a variety of unique experiences, all within minutes of your hotel. See our year-round guide to visiting Mesquite, Nevada, for trip-planning inspiration.

What is Mesquite, Nevada’s, history?

Originally called Mesquite Flats, pioneering families attempted to settle the area three different times between 1878 and 1894. The first two attempts were abandoned after pioneers were repeatedly flooded out by raging thunderstorms that caused the Virgin River to overflow. Permanently settled in 1894, it was renamed Mesquite in 1898. Visitors can find more information, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia at the  Virgin Valley Heritage Museum

What is the weather like in Mesquite?

Mesquite enjoys a warm, desert climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year. For more information on seasonal temperatures, visit Mesquite's weather page.

Where is Mesquite located?

Mesquite is in Clark County, Nevada. It is next to the Arizona state line and 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

What restaurants are in Mesquite, Nevada?

Mesquite offers a variety of dining options including steak houses and all-you-can-eat buffets. To discover all the wonderful, read our places to eat in Mesquite article.

What golf courses are in Mesquite, Nevada?

Mesquite has nine championship golf courses, and nearly all are within a 10-minute drive of most of the hotels, such as Wolf Creek Golf and Falcon Ridge Golf course. Read our Golf Guide to Mesquite for more information about each course and its unique offerings.

Does Mesquite have off-road trails? 

Mesquite and the surrounding area have miles of off-road trails, including Flat Top Mesa, Gold Butte Backcountry Byways, Mesquite OHV and more. Bring your own UTVs to launch from Riverside OHV’s staging area or contact Adventure Rentals to rent a Polaris RZR with GPS routes.

What time zone is Mesquite located in?

It’s in the Pacific time zone. Mesquite’s city limits border the states of Utah and Arizona, which are in the Mountain time zone.

How far is Mesquite from the Grand Canyon?

Mesquite is located 172 miles from the Grand Canyon.

How far is Mesquite from Las Vegas?

Mesquite is located 82.5 miles from Las Vegas.