Travelers Guide: Top Things To Do In Aguascalientes

By Gene Hooks
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Aguascalientes is a city in the heart of central Mexico. With its scenic mountain ranges, evergreen forests, and vast deserts, Aguascalientes offers an array of sights and activities that make it one of the most popular destinations for travelers from all over the world. Here are some of the top things to do in Aguascalientes for all kinds of travelers.

Getting Around

Getting around Aguascalientes is easy if you have a car or take public transportation. There are plenty of taxis, Uber, and buses that can get you from place to place without any fuss.

If you’d rather stay off the roads and want to explore the sights on foot, that’s ok too. Most of the urban areas of Aguascalientes are walkable with car-free streets and pedestrian bridges. Many hotels in the area offer private shuttles. You can also book private shuttles in advance to take you to any address you want, like a vacation rental.

You’ll be surprised at how affordable, convenient, and comfortable it is to travel within Aguascalientes on public transportation or by renting a car. Whichever option you choose, be sure to ask locals for recommendations to find the best routes and fares available.

colorful plaza mural in aguascalientes mexico

Plaza Patria y Exedra

No trip to Aguascalientes is complete without a visit to the iconic Plaza Patria y Exedra. This stunning historical site dates back to 1903 and is littered with monuments and landmarks.

At the center of this plaza stands the imposing exedra, designed by famous Mexican architect Enrique de la Mora. The exedra is constructed in the classical style of Greco-Roman architecture, making it an impressive sight, especially at night.

Surrounding the exedra are several monuments honoring different figures in Mexican history. Take some time to explore this amazing plaza, or sit on one of its many benches and enjoy a sweet lime water while admiring the majestic architecture and artworks surrounding you.

Jardin de San Marcos

After the vendor-populated ten-minute walk from Plaza Patria, the Jardin de San Marcos is a historic center in Aguascalientes, and it’s a must-see while you’re there. Every corner of the garden is filled with colonial charm and artwork, making it one of the most picturesque places in the city.

You’ll wander through an explosion of colorful flowers and trees along cobblestone walkways, past statues, fountains, and chapels. If you want to discover history in comfort, there are also benches that are perfect for a break or to snap some photos.

Your visit to Aguascalientes will not be complete if you don’t take some time out to explore this colonial gem.

statues at jardin de san marcos aguascalientes

Private Wine Tasting

Recommended by everyone who has been there, it’s the closest winery to Aguascalientes, just fifteen minutes from downtown. Spend time savoring their four blends in their underground cellar, which keeps the wines at their ideal temperature. The experience can’t be complete without tasting the dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients prepared by expert chefs in their restaurant located on their terrace. Enjoy the sights and sounds while relaxing and indulging yourself in a true gourmet journey.

Escape Games

Enigma Rooms is the perfect place to enjoy a unique and fun activity. Escape Games are all the rage, and Aguascalientes delivers! They are live-action adventure games that require teamwork to decode puzzles, crack codes, and find clues to escape a room within a specific time limit.

The thrill comes from using your skills and working with friends or family to utilize logic and problem-solving techniques, plus a little bit of luck, to “escape” successfully.

Teamwork is key as you explore, discover objects, read letters, search drawers, and solve mysterious riddles. It’s guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping as you use your brain power and hone your creative thinking abilities together.

feria de san marcos aguascalientes

Explore San Marcos Fair

The country’s largest fair is held annually in April. It attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to experience Mexican culture and tradition through the numerous games and shows attached to this great event. Located just 10 km from downtown Aguascalientes, visitors can partake in any or all customary activities and musical performances.

Experience the thrill of classic Mexican traditions like face painting and eating a variety of culinary delicacies as you walk through this lively fair. As one of Mexico’s most famous attractions, the San Marcos fair features beauty pageants, bullfights, and nightly fireworks displays.

This fair host’s hundreds of attractions for six weeks each year to keep your vacation interesting and exciting. You won’t run out of things to do or get into. From carnival rides to local artisans selling their work at unique marketplaces, there are plenty of opportunities to explore something new and exciting while visiting this vibrant festival.


Aguascalientes has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for adventure, cultural exploration, or want to relax and enjoy the sights, this Mexican city definitely has what you’re looking for. So lace up your shoes, pack your bags, and join in on this incredible tour of Aguascalientes. Your next unforgettable experience awaits!

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