Things to Do - Grand Fiesta Americana Querétaro
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Querétaro is a city of rich historical and cultural wealth that is home to fascinating attractions like Acueducto De Querétaro, The Cerro de las Campana and the charming historical district of downtown Querétaro.  

The essence of Querétaro lies in its juxtaposition of the historic and modern. Its colonial architecture and centuries-old monuments tell the tale of Spanish history and influence in the region, while its modern shopping centers, boutiques, bars and restaurants are hallmarks of a well-developed metropolitan city. 

In Querétaro’s historic downtown area, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, visitors can stroll through the streets, see colonial mansions, visit cultural exhibits, admire the city’s aqueduct, and sample a variety of cafes and bars with live music. 

Neighboring towns like San Juan del Río, Bernal, and Tequisquiapan are highly recommended for guests looking to further explore everything that the state of Querétaro has to offer. 

When planning your visit, the concierge and staff at Grand Fiesta Americana Querétaro will be happy to recommend fun things to do and see as well as assist with tours, tickets, transportation and anything else that you might need.

Fiesta Americana Hacienda Galindo Resort & Spa
Grand Fiesta Americana Querétaro
Peña de Bernal
Tequisquiapan
Amealco
Freixenet
La Redonda
Donato Querétaro
Puerta del Lobo
Centro Histórico
Cañón del Paraíso
Puerta del Cielo
Sierra Gorda Queretana
Hacienda La Laborcilla
Cadereyta
Viaje en Globo
Peña de Bernal Historic Site near the La Colección Resorts

Peña de Bernal

Located 62 kilometers from the hotel, this magical town is home to the third largest monolith in the world. This is one of the 4 Magical Towns in the state of Querétaro.

Tequisquiapan Site near the La Colección Resorts

Tequisquiapan

Located 33 kilometers from the hotel, this charming town features cheese and wine farms, as well as hot air balloon rides and is part of the 4 Magical Towns.

Amealco Church near the La Colección Resorts

Amealco

Located 28 kilometers from the hotel, this enchanting town is famous for it Otomi's craft doll, which is a cherished part of Queretaro cultural heritage, it was named a Magical Town in 2019.

Freixenet

Visit this beautiful and tranquil winery for tours of its underground cellars, wine tastings and horseback riding among the scenic vineyards.

La Redonda

Take a free tour of this winery located 15 minutes from Tequisquiapan. Learn about the colorful Salvador grape and the famous aromatic Cabernet Sauvignon produced here. Your tour ends in the wine cellar, where you can taste and purchase wines of your choice. 

Donato Querétaro

Framed by beautiful vineyards, Donato Winery offers tours and tasting, along with an enchanting chapel and space for meetings and weddings of up to 1,000 guests. 

Puerta del Lobo

This vineyard is located in El Marqués, an area famous for its wine production, which was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century. Tastings and tours are offered.

Centro Histórico

The charming colonial city of Querétaro features a preserved network of avenues laid out by the Spanish, with winding alleys and numerous baroque, civil and religious monuments from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Cañón del Paraíso

With canyon walls of solid black marble reaching a height of 330 feet, this natural wonder is a stunning setting for hiking and walking. Additional activities include kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling, camping and biking. 

Puerta del Cielo

Translated in English to mean “Gate of Heaven,” Puerta del Cielo is a pass formed by two imposing mountains framing a narrow road. Beyond, you will find mountains, rivers, waterfalls and picturesque towns. 

Sierra Gorda Queretana

A region of stunning natural beauty set between massive mountains, flowing rivers, imposing waterfalls and scenic towns, this landscape is as close to paradise as you can get. 

Hacienda La Laborcilla

This upscale eatery is set in a magnificently restored 18th century hacienda featuring a garden courtyard with outdoor seating and a fountain. The interior dining area is home to authentic replicas of Roman, Hindu and Egyptian artwork displayed in the Louvre museum in Paris.

Cadereyta

This historic town at the entrance to Sierra Gorda Queretana features beautiful colonial buildings and rich gastronomy, culture and traditions. In addition to sampling local restaurants, you can take long walks and visit the caves and archaeological sites just outside town.

Viaje en Globo

See the landscape from a breathtaking perspective with a hot air balloon ride over the rolling landscapes and vineyards of Tequisquiapan Querétaro. Select balloon rides include breakfast.

Local Events

Fiesta de la Vendimia Freixenet Queretaro

This family-friendly event features wine-making shows and programs designed for both adults and children.

Fiesta de la Vendimia la Redonda Queretaro

This event welcomes guests of all ages to tour the vineyards, participate in the famous "treading the grapes" process and enjoy various shows.

Feria Nacional del Queso y el Vino

Celebrate locally produced wine and cheese at this fun, family-friendly event.

Queretaro Marathon

One of Mexico’s premier marathons attracts the top runners from around the world.