If you’re going to Querétaro you will want to stay a couple of days to enjoy everything this enigmatic and historic city has to offer. You can stay at any of the four Hilton hotels in the city including, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Querétaro, Hampton Inn by Hilton Querétaro Tecnológico, Hilton Garden Inn Querétaro, and Homewood Suites by Hilton Querétaro.
Art, Cheese and Wine Route of Querétaro
If you’re looking for something to do in Querétaro, one of the most popular plans for tourists involves the outdoors, tastings, learning, and sharing with family and friends. Given the state of Querétaro is one of the country’s major wine exporters, one of the most popular tours is the Art, Cheese and Wine Route of Querétaro (known as the Route) so you can learn about the past and present wine traditions of the city. The prettiest thing about the Route is that while you do it, you have the opportunity to visit the magical towns of Querétaro.
The Art, Cheese, and Wine Route of Querétaro will take you 25 meters underground in Finca Sala Vivé by Freixenet where you can taste its sparkling wine. Enjoy the landscape and fresh air as you walk throughViñedos La Redonda, a local partner to Hilton Hotels and Viñedos Azteca. In an hour, you will explore Viñedo Rosales and will have the pleasure of tasting younger and aged wines with the Salvador grape. In Vitivinícola San Juanito take advantage and have a wood-oven pizza with a glass of wine. At Quesos VAI and Tierra de Alonso you will get to see both a cheese farm and a winery, and you will also learn how to make your own cheese. Vitivinícola San Patricio requires appointments and in Cava de Quesos Bocanegra, experience the entire cheese making process and taste different types of cheese 5 meters underground. Afterwards, if you’re in the mood, you can top off your afternoon with a horseback ride through the countryside.
Before going on the Route, we’ve found a hidden gem for you. We recommend you visit the first bee sanctuary in Querétaro, Apicultores 3ª Generación, where you will have a unique experience. You can visit the apiary, collect your own honey and taste all of its products, and yes, of course it includes wearing protective gear so you can come face to face with the bees.
Get to know the city
You can also walk through the cobblestone streets of the city and admire its colonial and religious architecture. Check out the german clock in the Castle, the Templo de San Sebastián, la honoring the souls in purgatory, and the Capilla de la Santa Cruz. Don’t forget to visit Museo de las Mascara, which has more than 300 masks related to mythical town characters. Museo del Dulce de Bernalnarrates the history behind sweets, while making you an active participant in the story.
Go climbing in San Sebastian Bernal
You should also visit San Sebastián Bernal and its iconic Peña de Bernal, the third largest monolith in the world. If you are an adventurer and climber, you can go up to La Bernalina, El Lado Oscuro de la Luna, Lluvia de Estrella and Gondwana. Many say that climbing this rock is harder than it seems, so make sure you go with a professional climber, especially to the last one, which is the most extreme.
Go to Tequisquiapan
Take advantage and explore Tequisquiapan. Have coffee in Plaza Miguel Hidalgo, and detail the symmetry of the flowers in Parroquia de Santa María de la Asunción, buy artisanal jewelry in Mina de Opalo or take a dip in its thermal waters.
If you want to do something different and exciting, go on a hot air balloon ride in Tequis. Another very popular plan for tourists where children will have a great time is Parque Acuático Termas del Rey, located between Tequisquiapan and Ezequiel Montes. Slides, beach volleyball, pools with waves, are just some of its many fun attractions.
If you’re looking for tourist attractions near Querétaro or you don’t know what to do in Querétaro, we hope these recommendations of the must-see destinations help make the most of your stay in this historic and beautiful Mexican city.