Rollerblade, bike, run, walk, or even hula-hoop your way through Guadalajara’s car-free streets every Sunday along the Via RecreActiva. In an effort to promote health and community, the city of Guadalajara has closed some of its most beautiful streets to traffic for a few hours—8am to 2pm—and opened them to pedestrians. You can rent a bicycle at several locations, if you don’t have one of your own, and pedal past art exhibits, musical performances, and variety acts along the way. You can also take dance classes, play games like Twister, or poke through sidewalk sales. For the kids, there are scooter races and skateboard trick parks.
Via RecreActiva has been tremendously successful, drawing 150,000 participants out to enjoy fresh air and fun every Sunday. When you come, be prepared to get involved and feel the heartbeat of vitality in this scenic and progressive city.