They call it “the Heart of Mexico.”But San Miguel de Allende, a postcard-perfect colour-filled colonial city with cobblestone streets located about a three-hour drive north of Mexico City in the mountains, has a lot to offer for the eyes, ears and brain too.
From tacos to tequila, how to enjoy the perfect weekend in the beloved colonial town.
Take flight to soak up this enchanting city in central Mexico.
Terry Ward is all for destinations that take her by surprise. Those are often places that are super family-friendly when she had them wrongly pegged in her mind as quite the opposite. Case in point: San Miguel de Allende, the UNESCO World Heritage city in Central Mexico that she had somehow imagined to be a blue-haired, baby boomer bastion for Americans looking to live better off their social security south of border.
This is the best way to see the place that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and twice voted best city in the world.
In Mexico’s highlands, explore San Miguel de Allende with a walking tour for foodies that mixes history and culture with some fine Mexican food.
In recent years San Miguel de Allende has been named as the Best City in the World by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure (twice), with stunning colonial architecture, a creative spirit and some of the best food in Mexico it’s easy to see the allure. This small town in the Mexican Highlands, with over 500 years of history and a designation as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, certainly packs a punch.
Where an aesthete should stay, visit and eat in the charming bohemian city.