By Anne Thomas
Guadalajara
Mexico
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The second most populated city in Mexico, Guadalajara is home to some of Mexico’s most important cultural symbols. The mariachi, tequila, and Mexican rodeos to name a few!  Guadalajara offers visitors architecture, historic and religious buildings, the beautiful culture of Mexico and so much more.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next trip to Guadalajara, Mexico. You will begin your journey to Guadalajara by flying into Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL). You can book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Guadalajara offers a number of hotels and resorts for visitors. Visit EscapeWizard.com at this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your stay.

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to visit Guadalajara’s numerous museums and soak in the city’s rich history. The Museo de la Ciudad is dedicated to the city’s urban, historical, ethnographic and artistic development. The Museo Regional del Occidente is a historical and architectural structure that houses a permanent collection of pre-Hispanic art.

Guadalajara is home to historic religious and civic buildings. EscapeWizard.com suggests you spend some time in Guadalajara’s downtown Historic Center. At the Historic Center, stop by the Instituto Cultural Cabañas; a neoclassical-style building featuring Tuscan-order columns, a chapel and 23 patios. The Instituto Cultural Cabañas is a cultural center offering art workshops and cultural events. Next, visit the Palacio Municipal. The Palacio Municipal is another neoclassical-style building that has two floors and five panels of paintings by Gabriel Flores. Today, it is Guadalajara’s main office building. Another historical site is the Catedral Metropolitana.  Built between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Catedral Metropolitana is devoted to the Virgin of Assumption. There are many structures throughout the historic center, so make sure to stop by.

Guadalajara offers a number of outdoor activities where you can revel in the city’s beautiful landscapes. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to visit Mirador Dr. Atl. At Mirador Dr. Atl, you will begin the journey by hiking down into the canyon and find yourself before the Cola de Caballo.  Cola de Caballo is a 150-meter drop waterfall. If you enjoy rock climbing, make sure to visit El Diente. El Diente offers visitors huge boulders with numerous skill levels. Or visit La Hidro where you can climb volcanic rock formations. If you love nature, visit the Bosque de los Colomos, one of the largest parks in the city. Here you will find open areas to play soccer or go horseback riding.  Bosque de los Colomos also has a lake, nursery and gardens.

If you get the time, EscapeWizard.com hopes you visit Tapalpa, a stunning town outside of Guadalajara. At Tapalpa, you will see the state’s ancient farming and agricultural communities.  The town offers many outdoor activities including Tyrolean rappelling and mountaineering.  Hike over to El Salto de Nogal, a 105-meter waterfall and to La Peña del Aguila where you can see the breathtaking view of the Tacamo Canyon. Another town to visit if you get the chance is Tequila!  That’s right; the town where the famous drink is made. 

Guadalajara is filled with history and excitement. Book your next trip to Guadalajara, Mexico by clicking on the link above. EscapeWizard.com knows you will have a memorable experience!
Hotels in Guadalajara
By L. Conroy
Westin Guadalajara
Ave. de las Rosas 2911, Guadalajara, Mexico
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Sleek, modern, impressive “ The Westin Guadalajara is the place to stay in Guadalajara! Only 14 miles and 30 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport (GDL), The Westin Guadalajara’s premiere location next to Expo Guadalajara centers you in the heart of this upscale, thriving city. Courteous bilingual staff welcome you; check-in is at 3 p.m. with check out at 12 noon. Luggage drop, valet service and secure covered parking are available for a fee. High speed wireless internet is available in all public areas and guest rooms for an additional charge.

Whether choosing between deluxe or premium rooms with a king or two double beds or a suite, you will enjoy the luxury of The Westin Guadalajara’s 221 smoke-free rooms. Your air-conditioned room features Italian furnishings, floor-to-ceiling city views, marble countered bathroom with massaging shower, and a flat screen TV. Sleep like royalty on the signature pillow-top bed with your choice of feather or hypo-allergenic pillows. Awaken to your iPod docked in the alarm clock and enjoy complimentary bottled water or coffee from the in-room coffee maker; room service dining is available around the clock. For mobility-impaired guests, The Westin Guadalajara’s accessible rooms include support rails, folding chair in the bath and wider door with wheel-chair level peephole.

With recommendations from dining to local sites, the professional concierge staff is happy to assist you. Business travelers will appreciate the fully equipped 24 hour Business Center, adjacent to the complimentary gym with stunning floor-to-ceiling views and state-of-the-art cardio, Pilates equipment and free weights. Long day of business or shopping? Relax with an organic cocktail or premium tequila in Il Candil, the lobby bar, where soaring glass, modern decor and a stunning chandelier of glass bubbles create an elegant airy atmosphere.  Enjoy inspired takes on traditional Mexican dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Casa de las Rosas, with amazing views of Expo Guadalajara whether dining inside or on the terrace. For receptions or important business meals, El Rosedal elegantly meets your needs.  The perfect place for your convention, wedding or other VIP event, The Westin Guadalajara’s 4,500 feet of event space, excellent catering and attentive multilingual staff ensure your occasion goes spectacularly so you can relax and enjoy.

Whatever brings you to Guadalajara, the place to stay is the award-winning Westin Guadalajara. Reserve this premiere resort now with EscapeWizard.com by visiting this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Guadalajara
By Sandy O\\\\\\\'Neal
Hilton Guadalajara
Ave. de la Rosas 2933, Guadalajara, Mexico
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A magnificent hotel and an incredible location! Whether you are traveling to Guadalajara for business or leisure, you will find the Hilton a perfect choice. The hotel is located within the complex of the World Trade Center and nearby the Expo Convention Center. If you are traveling to the area by air, the hotel is just 12 miles from the International Airport. Check in is 3:00 p.m. and check out is 1:00. Non-smoking rooms are available

This award winning hotel has 450 guest rooms and suites to choose from. Room amenities may vary depending on your room selection. Typical room amenities include 32 flat screen TV with access to movies on command, alarm clock with MP3 connectivity, coffee maker, and wireless high speed internet. 

During your stay, be sure to spend some down time relaxing and enjoying a refreshing swim at the outdoor swimming pool. You can maintain your fitness routine while away from home with a visit to the gym and fitness center. The fitness center is equipped with PRECOR workout equipment, a steam room and massage area. 

If you are looking for a place to host a conference, meeting, or group event, you have come to the right place. The Convention Center includes nine meeting rooms and three terraces which will accommodate up to 2,500 people. The business center is fully equipped and includes eight meeting rooms, computers, fax machine, photo copier, and three private offices. The hotel also has a fully equipped auditorium which will accommodate up to 350 people.

For your dining pleasure, you can savor scrumptious Mexican and International cuisine in a relaxing and casual atmosphere at Los Vitrales. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Angus Steakhouse is the place to enjoy mouth watering steaks in a casual environment. The Vinifera Wine Bar is a great place to connect with friends and family while enjoying a splendid wine or your favorite cocktail. You can also order light fare from the menu.

When your travels take you to Guadalajara, there is no better place to stay than the Hilton. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next stay. Just follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).