Uncovering Capitals – Guadalajara and Phoenix

guadalajara-gdlGuadalajara is a vibrant city located in the Mexican state of Jalisco, of which it is the capital city. The city is known for its mariachi music and tequila, both of which originated in Jalisco. The capital teems of rich history and culture and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Americas.

Famous for its warm temperatures and year-round sunshine, Phoenix is the capital city of the US state of Arizona. The city is known for its luxury spa retreats, vibrant nightclubs and Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses. The city anchors the Phoenix Metropolitan area also known as the Valley of the Sun. Phoenix is the cultural hub of the metropolitan area as well as Arizona.

Popular Tourist Attractions

Grab some cheap airline tickets to Guadalajara and explore wonderful attractions the city offers –

Guadalajara Cathedral – Guadalajara Cathedral majorly appears as a Baroque style Cathedral showcasing a striking fusion of various styles especially in its impressive Gothic interior. Highlights include the chapels and their paintings dedicated to some renowned Mexican artists such as Murillo, Miguel Cabrera and Cristóbal de Villalpando.

The Regional Museum of Guadalajara – Established in 1918, the museum features Pre-Columbian discoveries and ethnographical exhibits. The highlights include 14 dioramas and displays related to fossils and geography, an extensive mineral collection with a giant meteorite and an impressive collection of colonial –era artwork along with modern and contemporary art.

Guadalajara Zoo – One of the largest zoos in Latin America, the Guadalajara Zoo features numerous wildlife species such as black panthers, Bengal tigers, white lions, orangutans, gorillas, Mexican wolves, spiders, lizards and snakes.

Catch some last minute flights to Phoenix and discover some of the top-rated tourist sites in the city –

Heard Museum – Heard Museum is dedicated to the artworks and culture of the Indian people of the southwest featuring exhibits and artifacts relating to textiles, jewelry, pottery, basketwork and an extensive collection of Kanchina dolls.

Desert Botanical Garden – Spanning across 140 acres, Desert Botanical Garden features thousands of plant species, a cactus garden, various walking trails and vegetation examples from different deserts around the world. The best time to explore the garden is in the spring season when the flowers come alive.

Phoenix Symphony –The Phoenix Symphony is the only professional and full-time orchestra in the city and features numerous pop, chamber, classical and family performances from September to May.

When to Visit

The best time to visit Guadalajara is between November and February when the city is at its best weather – wise. On the other hand, if you’re looking for bargained deals, visit between April and June when you can easily find cheap flights to Guadalajara alongside low-cost room tariffs. Traveling during off-season also increases your odds of scoring great deals on last minute flights to Guadalajara.

The best time to explore Phoenix is between November and April when the temperatures are comfortable.

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