Guadalajara is well known for mariachi music, amazing traditional food, and fiery tequila, but the city and its surroundings offer some of the most interesting places to visit in Mexico. We narrowed down Guadalajara’s top tourist attractions to make this list of 5 unmissable places to visit in Guadalajara during your stay!
1. Degollado Theatre
One of Guadalajara’s most iconic buildings and an architectural masterpiece, the Degollado Theatre is one of the city’s many cultural and artistic hubs as well as being a favorite meeting sport for locals.
The Degollado Theatre has been at the forefront of Mexican culture for over 150 years, showing plays, hosting events, and launching the careers of countless singers and actors. Admiring the theatre from the outside is just part of the experience, so make sure you get tickets to the opera, a play, or a concert to enjoy the theatre in all its glory!
2. Colomos Forest
Located between Guadalajara and Zapopan is the sprawling Colomos Forest which spans over 200 acres making it one of the city’s biggest and most important green spaces.
Enjoy everything the Colomost Forest has to offer, from horse riding, Japanese flower displays, sports activities, open-air dance classes, and running paths.
After a day of outdoor activities, grab something to eat at one of the forest’s many food carts which offer everything from hot dogs to tacos.
3. Akron Stadium
Guadalajara has something for everyone, even sports fans! The famous Akron Stadium houses Mexico’s biggest soccer games, where the enthusiastic Chivas fans will have you chanting and singing along with them as soon as you enter the stadium.
If there are no games on during your visit, you can still get to know the stadium by taking a guided tour that’ll give you VIP access to the locker rooms, hall of fame, and even the pitch itself!
4. Selva Mágica theme park
If you’re traveling with the family, then you’ll definitely want to visit the Selva Mágica theme park, a huge park that has attractions and activities for children and adults alike! The park has everything from go-karts, to obstacle courses, to traditional fairground rides, and a variety of white-knuckle rollercoasters.
5. Lake Chapala
Lake Chapala is the ideal place for outdoor and nature lovers, and the best way to take a break from the city for a few days. On the edge of the lake you’ll find Ajijic and San Juan Cosalá, small towns that have lived off the lake for centuries! Both towns are great for a weekend stay, with rustic hotels and charming houses providing more than enough accommodation options.
Don’t leave Lake Chapala without hiring a boat trip out onto the water early in the morning for an unforgettable sunset experience!
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