By Summer Brons
Queretaro
Mexico
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If you're charmed by cobblestone streets and awed by old world architecture, consider Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico for your next vacation destination. Santiago de Querétaro is the capital city of the state of Querétaro. Located in central Mexico, this city is bursting with vibrant history and a lively cultural scene. Let EscapeWizard.com help you plan your Querétaro travels!    

Flying into the city is easily accomplished thanks to Querétaro International Airport (QRO). EscapeWizard.com can secure great prices on airfare for your flight, just click (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) and select your dates of choice. We can help with hotel accommodations as well. Visit (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and choose your preferred lodging from a wide assortment of choices.    

One of Mexico's most visited destinations without a beach, Santiago de Querétaro has plenty to see. Perhaps the most prominent feature of the city, and certainly a must-see, is the impressive aqueduct structure. Consisting of 75 arches and reaching 1,280 meters, the aqueduct was constructed between 1726 and 1738 to bring water to Querétaro from La Cañada. EscapeWizard.com also recommends that you be sure and visit the Museo Regional, with a collection of artifacts from nearly all eras of the Querétaro region housed in a structure built in the mid-to-late 1600's. The city's Museo de Arte is also not to be missed. The former monastery that houses the collection is considered to be art itself, built in the late 18th century and considered one of the country's finest Baroque works of art. Santiago de Querétaro has many museums, monuments, and historical venues open to tourists. EscapeWizard.com suggests touring as many as possible to gain full appreciation of this beautiful city.    

A particularly exciting event that happens each year is the Festival of Santiago de Querétaro. This is an arts and cultural celebration that takes place for eight days during Holy Week, with events held in various locations around the city. Everything involving music, painting, literature, photography, and hands-on workshops are included in this festival of creativity.     

When you're ready for a break from the museums, you'll find that Santiago de Querétaro is equally great for shopping and recreation. The city is full of handcrafted goods you'll not find anywhere else, from ceramics to leather goods and unique jewelry, EscapeWizard.com promises you'll find something special to take home with you. Visitors will also find plenty of golf courses, tennis courts, horseback riding and hiking trails, and other sporting facilities throughout town. Under the blue skies of Querétaro, the outdoor adventurer in all of us is sure to be satisfied! And, of course, the food here is just as fantastic as the sites and activities. Experience authentic Mexican cuisine and fresh flavors from around the world in the variety of restaurants and cafes found throughout the city.    

When your next vacation calls for a quaint location with a rich history, gorgeous scenery, and a slowdown from the hectic pace of everyday life, consider a trip to Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. With a growing reputation for tourism and a host of things to see and do, you're sure to cherish the memories of your vacation to this exciting city. Book your Mexico travels today through EscapeWizard.com!
Hotels in Queretaro
By Andrew Boswell
Hilton Garden Inn Queretaro
Prol Ignacio Zaragoza 99, Queretaro, Mexico
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Hilton Garden Inn Queretaro is an upscale hotel, in the sunny inland Mexican state of Jalisco. Its' location near the Queretaro Mexico Highway places the hotel in an ideal location, for travelers, partaking in business or pleasure. Nearby tourist destinations include the Convento De la Cruz, Cerro de las Campanas, and Los Arcos. Additional destinations include La Corregidora football stadium, Santa Maria bull fighting ring, and more. Business travelers will find opportunities, at the closely located industrial destinations. Such destinations include the Aerospace Cluster, Parque Industrial Queretaro, and the convention center. The hotel offers secure self parking, and check in is at 3 p.m..

Hilton Garden Inn rooms are clean, fresh and feature pillow top mattresses, for weary travelers. Rooms have a work area, which comes complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, a quality work desk and a back supporting ergonomic chair. Room service options are available, but rooms also come with a mini-fridge, microwave and coffee/tea maker. Rooms also come with two phones and a MP3 compatible, alarm clock radio, as well as large flat screen TVs. An iron and ironing board are also available, to keep guests looking sharp.

Hilton Garden Inn Queretaro gives many options, for guests to stay busy. There is an outdoor pool, for swimming laps as well as a fitness center for those who prefer to strength train or jog on the treadmill. There is also a business center, for those with work to do. Dining options are also available and include a daily breakfast buffet, or more substantial lunch and dinner options at the 1917 Restaurant. Drinks are available at The Pavilion Lounge.

Guests staying at the Hilton Garden Inn will be pampered, with luxurious rooms, excellent dining and numerous amenities. It's location puts it close to both business and tourist destinations. Just click here to search for a great rate on a stay at this excellent resort through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). 
Hotels in Queretaro
By Tekisha Slack
Crowne Plaza
Anillo Vial Junipero Serra 1.5 Colonia Arboledas, Queretaro, Mexico
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Bienvenidos! The historical capital city of Queretaro is situated in a beautiful valley in Central Mexico. With breathtaking views of the city, the Crowne Plaza® Queretaro offers guests a convenient location just two miles from downtown and incredible service during your stay.

This newly renovated hotel has 98 guest rooms and 7 suites. Each guestroom has many of the standard amenities including large picture windows, premium bedding, dual climate control, multi-line phone with voicemail, coffee and tea maker, cable TV service, and complimentary toiletries. Other high quality standard amenities include: hairdryer, satellite TV, in-room electronic safe, AM/FM radio/alarm clock, iron, ironing board, high-speed Internet access, and much more!

This facility also has a Health Club which includes a fully equipped gym with indoor pool, dry and wet saunas and Jacuzzi. Crowne Plaza® Queretaro is also a great place to conduct business while traveling. The hotel also has a Business Center that offers copy, fax and print services.

The Crowne Plaza Queretaro is very near to many sites and activities to fill your free time. The hotel is just three miles from both the Museum of Art and the city's famous aqueduct. Take time to stroll through the city's beautiful Historic Center, which features an intriguing variety of shops and restaurants. This area also has a number of Colonial-era buildings with beautiful and unique architecture.

Panoramic views of Queretaro are the ideal backdrop for a casual meal. Stellaris Restaurant serves up hearty breakfast and lunch buffets daily, while the a la carte dinner menu has a variety of items to suit any taste. Room service is also available, 24 hours.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your stay at the conveniently located Crowne Plaza® Queretaro today. Just click on the link to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).