Guadalajara is a city famed for its deep history and culture, as well as being the home of mariachi music and stunning historic buildings, public plazas, and landmarks. You can visit the Palacio del Gobierno to see murals by famous painter José Clemente Orozco, visit the Guadalajara Cathedral with its towering golden spires, or take the kids to Zoologico Guadalajara. The city is also marked by gigantic traditional indoor markets like Mercado Libertad with its nearly 3,000 stalls.

    You can head for a classic amusement park to ride roller coasters and thrill rides, play games, and eat carnival food. Outdoor adventures abound here, from exploring the Barranca de Oblatos canyon to spending some relaxation time in the Bosque Los Colomos nature park. Adults will enjoy a day trip to Tequilla on the Jose Cuervo Express. While in Tequilla, visit the distilleries for a tasting of this distinct liquor.

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      For the best things to do after dinner in Guadalajara, you’re spoilt for choice thanks to the variety the city offers. As Mexico’s second-largest metropolis, this buzzing Jalisco hub is best known for mariachi and tequila. And as you can probably imagine, the nightlife here is on point with traditional music and local booze. Guadalajara’s after-dark entertainment isn’t...

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      Our Guadalajara travel essentials include the best time to travel, the basics of the region that are good to know, how to find your hotel, how to navigate the city, and other important information. We'll also look at the primary festivals, celebrations, holidays, and annual events in Guadalajara so you know what to expect when you arrive any time of...

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