Northern Mexico, the nearest to the U.S. and most similar in climate, offers a varied menu of attractions for any tourist.
In Coahuila, visit the first winery in the Americas, Casa Madero, founded in 1597. The centuries of experience show in the quality of the wines and brandies that the winery offers! While you're in the area, visit Iglesia del Santo Madero, a historic church perched atop an ancient volcano.
If you're a fan of old westerns, Durango is another must-see spot on your tour. Its location in the rugged Sierra Madre Occidental range made it an ideal spot for Westerns starring actors from John Wayne and Charlton Heston to John Candy and Nick Nolte.
Monterrey, Mexico's third-largest city, offers all the entertainment and nightlife options of any major urban center, along with the Gran Plaza, one of the largest city squares in the world. The Cuauhtemoc Brewery is a very popular location, producing a million bottles a day and housing a baseball hall of fame that celebrates famous Mexican players.
The whole region offers thousands of opportunities for rugged touring, backpacking and other outdoor excursions. If a night by a campfire under some of the most star-splattered skies in the world is your idea of paradise, you'll find it here!