Guadalajara doesn’t always get a lot of travel love compared to other Mexican hotspots, but for the LGBTQ+ community, it more than deserves a spot on the radar.

Despite traditional Catholic roots that keep gay marriage off the table, for now, the city has one of the country’s biggest gay scenes. To get in on it, hit up the area surrounding the Avenida Prisciliano Sanchez where you’ll find over a dozen gay bars and clubs within walking distance of each other. Nearby Zona Rosa gives you even more LGBTQ+ community-friendly options—and no matter where you are, be prepared for the party to go on until dawn.

When it’s time to sightsee, the city’s got every kind of tourist covered, from the architecture buff (Guadalajara Cathedral is a must) to the theatre kid (don’t miss the Teatro Degollado) to the history buff (actually, pretty much anyone will love the Hospicio Cabana, a UNESCO World Heritage site).

Guadalajara might initially beckon with the sun and tequila. But once you get here, we have a feeling the city’s beauty, culture, and vibrancy will keep you coming back for more.

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