If you are into food, I think you will like Guadalajara. As a big city it offers a huge variety, from best Mexican cuisine to all kinds of international dishes! And no matter if it´s a simple taco stand or an upper-class restaurant, in Guadalajara you´ll get an unbeaten value for money. I would even say the city would be worth a visit JUST for the food! During my time there I aimed to try every recommendation I got and, as an outcome, here are - only and exclusively - my absolute favorites.
Guadalajara is an amazing place if you really want to experience modern Mexico, a little less touristy, a bit more authentic. Here are some events taking place in Guadalajara weekly, where you´ll barely find any tourists.
The city of Guadalajara has its own unique charm and loads of places to discover while tourism is pretty low. Because it´s one of the destinations not everyone visits, you won´t have a hard time avoiding the masses to discover a very authentic modern Mexico.
Lago Chapala is the biggest lake in Mexico and as it is really warm there and you cannot see the other end of the lake, for me it felt more like the ocean (maybe as well because most lakes in Austria are really small). Lago Chapala is one of the most popular leisure time go-to places close to Guadalajara.