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How to Spend 2 Days in Guadalajara

How to Spend 2 Days in Guadalajara

With two days in the capital of Jalisco, you can enjoy the main sights and sounds of Guadalajara proper before venturing beyond the city for a tequila tour or a Tlaquepaque day trip. Whether you like food, art, or history, here’s how to get the most out of two days in Guadalajara.


Day 1: See the Best of Guadalajara

**Morning:**Take advantage of the cool Guadalajara morning to do some sightseeing on foot. Center your exploration around Guadalajara’s four central plazas and take traveler-free photos of highlights such as Guadalajara Cathedral and the neoclassical Degollado Theatre. Alternatively, explore the city’s principal buildings during a guided mural tour.

**Afternoon:**In the afternoon, dive deep into the Guadalajara dining and street-food scene during a guided, introductory walking tour of some of the city’s best dishes. Foodies may prefer a full-day gastronomic experience instead, while budget travelers can explore independently at the Santa Tere Market.

**Night:**Take it easy on your first night in Guadalajara with a fun escape-room challenge, although if you’re still itching to explore the city, stop by a traditional cantina in the historic center for a beer and botana (bar snacks).

Day 2: Take a Day Trip

**Morning:**Wake up early for an out-of-city excursion on your second day in Guadalajara. Tequila lovers can’t miss the opportunity to tour the town of Tequila. Choose a full- of half-day visit to suit you. Meanwhile, history buffs should venture to Guachimontones to marvel at circular, concentric pyramids.  

**Afternoon:**If you opted for a half-day excursion in the morning, spend the afternoon at Guadalajara Zoo or the Selva Mágica theme park. Buy your tickets in advance to save time on the day. Alternatively, take a taxi to nearby Tlaquepaque and explore the center independently for a couple of hours.

**Night:**Celebrate your final night in the city with an exploration of Guadalajara’s nightlife. Whether you want cocktails or dive bars, there’s likely something to suit you near lively Chapultepec Avenue. If you find Guadalajara overwhelming after dark, join a pub crawl instead and take advantage of complimentary drinks.

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Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour from Guadalajara

Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour from Guadalajara

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Discover the luscious landscape of Mexico’s renowned tequila-producing region on a full-day tequila tour to Jalisco. Visit one of the world’s most famous tequila distilleries to tour and taste your way around this iconic establishment. Explore historical agave fields during your journey from Guadalajara and acquire knowledge of the complex fermentation process integral to producing delicious tequila. Savor the fiery flavor of Mexico’s national drink while your guide offers knowledgeable narration. An intimate experience is guaranteed on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to 13 people.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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$77.00
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Guadalajara Food Tour

Guadalajara Food Tour

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Enjoy local foods and a full belly on a gourmet culinary tour of Guadalajara. Set out on foot to sample some of the region's tastiest offerings, visiting popular eateries, landmark restaurants and old-school coffee shops—learning about the area's culture and architecture as you go. Dive into a 'drowned-pork sandwich' at a famous chain establishment or chow down on chicken tacos at the city's oldest cafe.
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  • 3 hours
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$48.21
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Tequila Tour with Pre Hispanic and Mariachi Show

Tequila Tour with Pre Hispanic and Mariachi Show

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Visit the town for which the famous alcohol is named and take in a mariachi performance on this full-day, guided tour with tastings and lunch included. Make your way to the botanical garden where you’ll plant one of tequila’s main ingredients: agave before touring a factory to see how it gets made. Enjoy a mariachi dance show while eating a Mexican lunch at Quinta Sauza and wander the town.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.80
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Mexican Muralism Cultural Tour in Guadalajara

Mexican Muralism Cultural Tour in Guadalajara

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Discover the architecture and the historical and cultural significance of Guadalajara on this guided half-day tour. Learn about the important Mexican muralists, including Jose Clemente Orozco and his work, and see examples of this artwork. Plus, visit historical sites like the Cabañas Orphanage, which features 57 of Orozco’s fresco murals, along with the Cathedral, the Degollado Theatre, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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$60.00
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Pub Crawl Guadalajara

Pub Crawl Guadalajara

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Experience a night on the town with a Guadalajara Pub Crawl. Set out through the city's lively Colonia Americana district on a 2-hour tour of various bars and clubs. Sip mezcal, choose from an array of international beers and nosh on snacks while you socialize. It's a great way to meet and mingle with fellow travelers or locals looking for a little something different to do in the evening. An art historian leads the tour, so raise a glass to learning some fascinating facts and tidbits as you go.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Escape Game in Guadalajara: Central Bank Robbery

Escape Game in Guadalajara: Central Bank Robbery

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Take a bite into crime during your visit to Guadalajara with this escape game located in the city center. Make your way to the Mexico Central Bank with your team of thieves. Your task? Get into the adjacent old mint building and loot a guarded treasure. The challenge? Do it all under 60 minutes — or the cops take you away in handcuffs. Share this team-building and adrenaline-fueled activity with family and friends at Fox in a Box Guadalajara, a room-escape entertainment company.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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