If you want to spend your Mexican vacation looking for your lost shaker of salt, get to Guadalajara. Mexico’s second-largest city is a gateway to the land of tequila.
In fact, you can visit the town of Tequila and see the agave fields that provide the nectar of the gods. What better soundtrack to accompany your libations than mariachi and Guadalajara is the home of Mexico’s signature musical style.
Getting to Guadalajara
United, American, Delta, and Aeromexico offer nonstop flights to Guadalajara from many U.S. gateways. Sample prices on Delta are 40,000 SkyMiles round-trip in economy or 70,000 in business class, plus $105 in taxes, from Atlanta. You might also want to check the budget airline Volaris and use an “eraser” card such as the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card to offset the cost.
Where to stay in Guadalajara
As in many cities in Mexico, hotels on points could be a bargain. The Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara gets great reviews and could be a deal at 8,000 World of Hyatt points a night during standard dates.
The Westin is a solid option at Category 3, costing 17,500 Bonvoy points on standard dates. The Hilton features a rooftop pool and goes as low as 20,000 Hilton Honors points in low season.
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