Best of San Miguel De Allende

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around San Miguel de Allende
Gorgeous colonial architecture, a dazzling cultural heritage, and a spring-like climate have drawn artists, writers, and romantics to the sunny highland town of San Miguel de Allende for nearly a century. American expats, who make up 10% of the population have also fallen under the spell, and after spending a few days exploring San Miguel de Allende, you’ll quickly understand why readers of Travel + Leisure have repeatedly voted the town their favorite destination in the world. The cobblestone streets are bursting with galleries, baroque churches, and mural-filled cultural centers. The restaurant scene is legendary. And there’s always something happening in town, whether a fireworks-filled fiesta, a dance performance, or live music at one of many bars around town. 

Previous kimkim travelers have gained a deeper understanding of San Miguel de Allende’s history on guided walking tours through the old center. Outside of town, you’ll find a variety of boutique vineyards producing high-quality wine, including several award-winning vintages made from sustainably grown grapes. You can learn all about this budding industry on winery tours and tastings, with a special focus on recommended food pairings. Speaking of cuisine, San Miguel is a great place to take a cooking class. You’ll learn about Mexico’s rich culinary traditions and the quintessential ingredients of the region during a workshop held in a local restaurant.
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Map of Luxury Getaway in Mexico's Colonial Cities: Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende - 5 Days
Luxury Getaway in Mexico's Colonial Cities: Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende - 5 Days

This luxurious journey through the heart of Mexico explores the captivating colonial cities of Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende over five days. Get swept up in the charm of these UNESCO-listed gems as you explore cobblestone streets and historic architecture with a private guide. Go deeper with a private wine tasting, tour the city of Santiago de Querétaro, join a horseback ride in the mountains of Guanajuato, and elevate your culinary skills with a hands-on Mexican cooking workshop.

Street in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Map of North & Central Mexico: Chihuahua to Mexico City - 13 Days
North & Central Mexico: Chihuahua to Mexico City - 13 Days

Discover northern and central Mexico on this 13-day itinerary that centers around food and off-the-beaten-track locations. Enjoy Chihuahua's unique culture and cuisine, then visit beautiful stone valleys and canyons in lesser-known Creel. Head down to Mexico City for pyramids, gastronomic tours, and afternoons spent on traditional boats. The trip ends in San Miguel de Allende, considered the most stunning "pueblo" in Mexico.

 Delve into colorful colonial towns like San Miguel de Allende on this 10-day tour of Mexico City and its surroundings
Map of Best of Mexico City & the Bajío: Culture, Cuisine & Pueblos Mágicos - 10 Days
Best of Mexico City & the Bajío: Culture, Cuisine & Pueblos Mágicos - 10 Days

Experience the highlights of Mexico City, then strike out into the surrounding Bajío region to hop between colorful colonial towns steeped in history. Over 10 days, you'll sample street tacos in the capital, bike through the pyramids of Teotihuacán, sip wine at ancient vineyards in Bernal, and soar over Tequisquiapan by hot-air balloon. Soak in hot springs near San Miguel de Allende, see the underground mines of Guanajuato, and end back in Mexico City with a lucho libre show and a cooking class.

A beautiful beach on the Pacific coast of Mexico
Map of Family Adventure in Mexico - 14 Days
Family Adventure in Mexico - 14 Days

In two weeks, you'll discover the best of Mexico, from cosmopolitan Mexico City to colorful San Miguel de Allende and the beautiful beaches of Puerto Vallarta. Bring the whole family along for an adventure that features fun in the sun, swimming with dolphins, horseback riding in a canyon, and climbing to the top of massive pyramids at Teotihuacán.

See Santo Domingo Cathedral in captivating Oaxaca City
Map of Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City,  Guanajuato, Cholula, Oaxaca & More - 15 Days
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Guanajuato, Cholula, Oaxaca & More - 15 Days

This adventure covers the most incredible ancient cities in the country. It starts in Mexico City, a capital whose colonial legacy is as rich as its indigenous history. Then travel north to the Baroque cathedrals and colorful houses of Guanajuato and Morelia before touring the massive Aztec city of Teotihuacán. It all comes to a close with culture, history, and foodie tours of beautiful Puebla and Oaxaca.

A colorful street in San Miguel de Allende
Map of Mexico's Ultimate Culture Tour - 14 Days
Mexico's Ultimate Culture Tour - 14 Days

This exciting Mexican road trip covers a whopping number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites—perfect for culture enthusiasts. Starting in Mexico City, you'll visit historic colonial towns, architectural sites, nature parks, and gorgeous interiors while making your way to both coasts with free time each evening to explore markets, restaurants, and art galleries on your own. This two-week itinerary is best suited for those who like to be on the move (a private driver and transfers are included).

Other popular travel destinations in Mexico
Yucatán Peninsula · Mexico City · Valladolid · Oaxaca · Tulum · Mérida · Holbox · Puerto Morelos · Chiapas · San Cristobal de las Casas · Playa del Carmen · Cholula · Puebla · Bacalar · Palenque · Campeche · Cancún · Chunhuhub · Uxmal · Calakmul · Guadalajara · La Paz · Guanajuato · Morelia · Querétaro · Cabo San Lucas · Pisté · Los Cabos