Guadalajara for Couples
Collected by Francisco Aguilar
Guadalajara is a cultural destination that at once offers the best of local, Jaliscan and Mexican tradition, as well as a global consciousness, from its food, to its architectural diversity, to its art scene.
Paseo Andares, 45116 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
No matter what the weather you can shop at this exclusive mall in the Zapopan district, as there are shops indoors and outdoors. If you love labels you’ll be spoiled for choice, and you may get to pick up a few bargains as well as items you won’t...
Av. Miguel Hidalgo s/n, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Some of Mexico's most famous artists, musicians, charros, mariachis, and politicians were born in the state of Jalisco, and they are honored in perpetuity at the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres (the Pantheon of Illustrious Jaliscans). Urns in...
Calle José Guadalupe Zuno Hernández 2083, Obrera, 44140 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Av. Tonaltecas 16, Tonalá Centro, 45400 Tonalá, Jal., Mexico
Home to Mexico’s largest concentration of artisans, Tonalá—just 10 minutes from Tlaquepaque—is known for its pottery, hand-blown glassware, textiles, miniatures, and more. On Thursdays and Sundays, the town hosts an...
Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
With its impressive colonial architecture and its plazas bustling with vendors and passersby, Guadalajara is a lovely city to see by horse-drawn carriage. Carriages line up along the periphery of Plaza de la Liberación, then clip-clop along...
Calle Francisco I. Madero 146, Mayahuel, 46400 Tequila, Jal., Mexico
Few visitors to Guadalajara skip a side trip to the town of Tequila, famous for the Mexican spirit of the same name. If you’re interested in going, your hotel can arrange a tequila trail excursion with a local outfitter, complete with...
Av. Ignacio L. Vallarta 1342, Americana, 44160 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Guadalajara is increasingly becoming a destination for food lovers, with "alta cocina" (fine dining) restaurants popping up all over the city in the past few years. Cocina 88 was one of the original alta cocina restaurants in Guadalajara, and...
Calle Pedro Moreno 1398, Americana, 44160 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Sacromonte has long been one of Guadalajara's most popular fine dining restaurants. Its colorful, spacious dining room is the backdrop for a meal characterized by updated traditional Mexican favorites, often beautifully presented. House...
San Gabriel 3030, Jardines del Bosque, 44500 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Chef Darren Walsh has come a long way since the 2001 New York Times review in which food critic William Grimes wrote that his Manhattan restaurant, Papillon, served “two-star food in a no-star setting”—all the way, in fact, to...
Diagonal Golfo de Cortés 4152, Monraz, 44670 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
This upscale restaurant specializes in Italian-Mexican fusion. That would be interesting enough, but the menu becomes even more intriguing with a wild game section, with deer and jabalí (wild boar) among the selections. Be sure to check the wine...
Calle Libertad 1697, Americana, 44160 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
This welcoming spot serves more than 50 varieties of teas, tisanes, and infusions, as well as fresh-baked pastries, like conchas, a Mexican specialty. Sip your favorite tea while enjoying the small art gallery on-site or relaxing on La Tetería's...
Calle Eva Briseño 152 Interior 1, Centro, Zapopan, 45100 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
Mexico has no shortage of beautiful handcrafts, the styles of which often reflect the culture and available materials of the region where they are made. At the Museo de Arte Huichol Wixárica (Museum of Huichol Art), visitors can learn more about...