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Mexico City, the national capital, is located 120 miles southeast of Queretaro, while Marroquin lies 14 miles to the southwest.
Bicentennial Park and Termas del Rey Water Park are nice places to take some time with the children. El Oasis Water Park and Parque Bicentenario are also great places to visit if you're looking for more family fun.
Experts and newcomers alike should head to the Cavas Freixenet and the Vinedos La Redonda. Spend some time chatting with the vintners, sample the latest blends, and, for that perfect souvenir, arrange to have a case sent home to your door.
Pack a few snacks and relax for while in the lush surroundings of Zenea Garden and La Pila Park. Guerrero Garden and Alameda Hidalgo Park are two more pleasant spots to while away a lazy day over a good book.
Fill your lungs with refreshingly clean air and delight in nature's splendor at Pena de Bernal and Cerro de Las Campanas National Park. You might also like to spend a rewarding afternoon at El Cimatario National Park.
The Museum of the Restoration of the Republic provides an educational couple of hours for inquiring minds. Take in the peaceful atmosphere, ask the staff about any special events and see if there's anything to your taste in the gift shop as you leave.
If you love art and design, step inside the four walls of some of the local gallery and exhibition spaces. Singular creations and collections can be found at the Casa de la Zacatecana Museum, the Queretaro Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts of Queretaro.
Even if you're not a history nerd, you'll surely see something that sparks your interest at the Queretaro Regional Museum. In addition to that, you might like to study the objects on display at the City Museum or the Museum of the City.
El Cerrito Archaeological Zone and the Neptune Fountain are certainly worth paying a visit to, even if you aren't a history buff. When it comes to bygone times, there's always more to discover. Ignacio Mena Rosales House of Culture and Government Palace are two more great places to stop by.
Learn about the region's spiritual side and take in the serene atmosphere at the Santa Rosa de Viterbo Temple and Temple of Santa Cruz. If you want to check out a couple more religious sites, keep your eyes peeled for tours at Temple of Santa Clara and the San Francisco Temple.
Would you like to sit back and relax like a local? Plaza de Armas is a great place where you can truly experience the vibrancy of the city.
A site for contemplation that serves as a monument to this place's past, the Monument to the Corregidora is certainly worth checking out.
There are a range of educational institutions here, each one with its own history and distinct character. Want to take a look at some of the campuses? The Autonomous University of Queretaro and the Marista University of Queretaro are worth checking out if you're going to be in the area. The TecMilenio University San Juan del Rio Campus and the University Alfred Nobel de Mexico are also worth a stop.
This area has a well-deserved reputation as a great destination if you love to shop, so be sure to get your day of retail therapy while you are here. Grab a sale, splash out on a luxury purchase or just enjoy the atmosphere at Plaza Galerias Shopping Center and Tequisquiapan Handicraft Market. Plaza del Parque Shopping Mall and Plaza Boulevares Shopping Mall are also a lot of fun to visit.
There are some great performing arts houses here. The most popular is theater of the Republic. Before the performance, enjoy a few drinks with friends at one of the neighborhood restaurants or bars.
Accommodation in Queretaro
Queretaro offers a good range of places to stay. Expedia's hotels in Queretaro page lists all hotel deals.
Highly recommended Queretaro hotels include the Doña Urraca Hotel & Spa, which can be found at 5 de Mayo 117, and La Casa del Atrio, located at Allende Sur 15. Should those options not fit the bill, the Holiday Inn Queretaro-Centro Historico, Ave 5 De Febrero No 110, or the Casona de la Republica Hotel Boutique, Hidalgo #4 Centro Historico may be more your style.
Located in Downtown Queretaro, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alameda Hidalgo Park and Santa Rosa de Viterbo Temple. Church of Santo Domingo and Temple of San Agustin are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Juriquilla, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Antea Lifestyle Center, Uptown Center, and Urban Center Shopping Mall. Santa Rosa de Viterbo Temple and Bicentennial Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Located in Jurica, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Uptown Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Urban Center Shopping Mall and Antea Lifestyle Center. Nestle Headquarters and Plaza del Parque Shopping Mall are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Galindo, this eco-friendly hotel is 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from San Gil Golf Club and within 12 mi (20 km) of Fundadores Square and University Alfred Nobel de Mexico. Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Church and TecMilenio University San Juan del Rio Campus are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Located in Downtown Queretaro, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Corregidora Stadium and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Santa Rosa de Viterbo Temple. Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez Auditorium and Alameda Hidalgo Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Downtown Queretaro, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queretaro Cathedral and Santa Rosa de Viterbo Temple. Church of Santo Domingo and Guerrero Garden are also within 10 minutes.
Located in the heart of Queretaro, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Plaza del Parque Shopping Mall and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Santa Rosa de Viterbo Temple. Plaza Boulevares Shopping Mall and Cerro de Las Campanas National Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Plaza del Parque Shopping Mall and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Santa Rosa de Viterbo Temple. Plaza Boulevares Shopping Mall and Cerro de Las Campanas National Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).