The town of Tequila, Jalisco, is a small picturesque town in the midst of the Sierra Madre mountain range, located less than 40 miles from Guadalajara and is best known as the birthplace of the the famous Mexican liquor. In fact the name “Tequila” is limited to products distilled from agave grown solely in this region.
Most of the country's prominent tequila makers call this town home, and their doors are open for visitors to take a close look at the production process of this liquid delicacy. Tequila is a perfect escape for a weekend. Visit one of the major distilleries, each of which hosts its own tours: Sauza, Jose Cuervo's La Rojeña or La Cofradia.
The drive alone is worth the trip — ringed by mountains, including the Volcán Tequila (Tequila Volcano), and covered in fields of blue agave, the landscape is photogenic. It's little wonder that Tequila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.