You know how sometimes you just don’t, or can’t, click with a city? Mike and I both felt this way about Guadalajara. I was excited to visit: it’s the second biggest city in Mexico, the artsy alternative to Mexico City and the center of Mexico’s tiny microbrewery scene. In reality though, it was huge, it was scorching hot, it probably has a great personality somewhere, but I just couldn’t get a foothold to understand or enjoy this place.
There were a couple of bright spots though. The food was great, with some new Jalisco-centric specialties to try. The small town of Tlaquepaque was delightful: it’s basically a cross between a city suburb and a small artist’s village.
Here were the highlights of three days in and around Guadalajara:
We visited Guadalajara with a complimentary rental car procured by CarRentalsUK.