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Trip to Guadalajara

Chicago, Illinois
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Trip to Guadalajara

Im thinking of going to Guadalajara in March and staying at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Las Torres. I would like some input on my upcoming trip.

1. Is this hotel close to the airport? They offer a free shuttle so im assuming its not so far away.

2. Question about getting to downtown, Palacio de Gobierno. Is it faster to take a cab than taking the Tequila express but more expensive?

3. Anybody recommend renting a car instead? My plans for the trip are primarily to go downtown. Is it a hassle to park downtown?

4. Credit cards? I read alot about ATM's in Guadalajara but what about Mastercards and Visas how widely accepted are they in some of the malls and bigger restaurants?

5. . What to do around Plaza Hotel Torres? Im planning on seeing the Museum of Modern Art, is there anything else of interest thats within walking distance or not to far away? Maybe a shopping mall?


Chicago, Illinois
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1. Re: Trip to Guadalajara

I recommend not renting a car, unless you plan to visit the sites outside of Guadalajara. Major credit cards are accepted at the bigger stores and restaurants. The best mexican food is from the street vendors, the real authentic mexican food!.

Lewiston, California
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2. Re: Trip to Guadalajara

Why are you Not staying in El Centro if your time will be there? Lots of excellent hotels in that area.

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3. Re: Trip to Guadalajara

Poster # 1, why are you answering yourself?????????

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5. Re: Trip to Guadalajara

No one answered the OP's questions before their trip in March (original thread started February). They came back on in May as a follow up to what they did.

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