Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) serves Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Home to Mexico's largest freshwater lake, Guadalajara is a city in which visitors may enjoy both the relaxing tranquility of nature, as well as a bustling urban nightlife. Families will also find plenty of fun activities at the many exciting parks and museums in the area, such as the Pacific Science Center. Renting a car will make visiting the area's numerous attractions both convenient and comfortable.
If tequila is your drink of choice, you will be delighted to find that the beverage is produced nearby, in towns that lie along what is known as the Tequila Trail. Guadalajara's Historic Center is perfect for touring beautiful buildings, including the Cathedral and Hospicio Cabañas, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Families can enjoy more than 400 animal species at the Guadalajara Zoo, and the many play areas at the Magic Top Museum. For a peaceful retreat, make the one hour drive to Lake Chapala to relax and enjoy the scenic mountain views.
From Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), the flight time to GDL is approximately four and a half hours. As Mexico's second-most populous city, Guadalajara is highly advanced, with information technology making up a substantial portion of the city's local economy. Nevertheless, more traditional industries such as textiles are also important economic contributors.
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