Guadalajara for Families
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.
Av. de la Paz 494, Mexicaltzingo, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
When people are queuing for tacos as good as these, you’d better join the line! Serving crisp Baja-style fish tacos with crunchy batter and soft tacos, this little cart has won the hearts of the locals and become one of the most popular dining...
Avenida Ramón Corona 31, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Guadalajara's Government Palace, built in the 18th-century, has been the setting for some important episodes in Mexican history. The 1810 law abolishing slavery was signed here, and the structure served a brief stint as the seat of the federal...
Avenida 5 de Febrero, Las Conchas, 44460 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Globo Museo del Niño is Guadalajara's children's museum, with seasonally themed exhibits changing quarterly. Highly interactive, it encourages learning through play and hands-on activities. If your timing's right, your child might also be able to...
Av. Fray Antonio Alcalde 10, Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Built in 1618, the Guadalajara Cathedral plays host to the mummified remains of Santa Inocencia, who, according to legend, was killed in the 1700s by her father, who disapproved of her interest in Catholicism. Local rumors have it that her hair...
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...
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...
Avenida México 2903, Vallarta Norte, Vallarta Nte., 44690 Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
Chefs Paco Ruano and Luis González Rodriguez opened Alcalde in Guadalajara after working at some of the world’s top-ranked restaurants, including Noma and Mugaritz. Though they bring international sensibilities and techniques to their...
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...
Av Chapultepec Sur 198, Americana, 44310 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Fondo de Cultura Económica is a publishing house created and operated by the Mexican government, and this "librería" is one of the many bookstores it operates throughout the country. Many of the titles here are by Mexico's most respected writers;...
Av. 16 de Septiembre 127, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
If you're nostalgic for the days of five and dime stores like Woolworth's, a stop at Sanborn's will undoubtedly evoke memories of such sundries shops. Sanborns is a chain found throughout Mexico, and its stores in Guadalajara offer the same stock...
Calle Manuel López Cotilla 161, Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
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...
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