Considering a trip to San Miguel De Allende? I’ve done the research so you don’t have to. We spent a weekend in San Miguel De Allende and had a fantastic time. It is such a walkable city with so many beautiful things to see. Want to hear about my favorites? Keep reading.

Airports to Fly Into

The two closest airports are Leon and Querétaro, but if you need help deciding which one to fly into, the Querétaro airport is closer to San Miguel: about a 45 minute drive compared to 90 minutes from Leon.  I recommend taking a cab because once you get to San Miguel, you really don’t need a car.

Where to Stay

Everything you need is within walking distance from El Jardin, so I recommend staying nearby.

Casa Rosada – This is where we stayed and we had a fantastic experience. Our room was decked out in the classic adobe style. We especially loved our fireplace and terrace where we could enjoy coffee every morning.

Rosewood – This is the most famous place to stay in San Miguel, and it’s also a great place to get a massage or facial.

AirBnB – I highly recommend checking out the AirBnBs in San Miguel. I saw many that had the gorgeous tiles and beams on the ceiling.

When to Go

There are a couple things to consider when deciding when to visit this fantastic city.  High season is December 15 – April 1, according to San Miguel Times. The weather is 73-88 Fahrenheit all year long, with very little rain. Bottom line: My favorite time to go to San Miguel is in May but you can’t really go wrong. JUST GO!

Historical Places to See

La  Parroquia is the most famous sight in San Miguel. It is the current parish church with beautiful architecture. I recommend stopping by during the day and then going back at night; It’s just spectacular against the night sky.

The Statue of General Ignacio Allende is right in front of La Parroquia and a great photo opportunity.


The shops in San Miguel de Allende are a great mix of modern boutiques, chachki shops, street vendors and art galleries. The only place to bargain is the outdoor open air markets.

My personal favorites

San Miguel de Allende Shoe – My friend and I each bought some fantastic shoes here.

Sindashi – Really unique pieces here like hand painted dresses.

Trinitate San Miguel de Allende – wonderful dishes, planters, serving pieces.  We bought more then one can imagine to take home with us.

Fabrica La Aurora– A collection of stores and we bought lovely custom sterling jewelry here.

Girasol – Close to El Jardin and very fashion forward.

Joyeria David – This clothing store has timeless designs.


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Places to Eat

This is a foodie’s paradise. From gourmet restaurants to street vendors, here are the places you need to check out

Aperi – Probably the best experience of fine dining in San Miguel de Allende Mexico and also the best wine in town.

13 Cielos – Excellent Mestizo food and service –  highly recommend!

Pueblo Viejo – Great food, service and a lovely Mexican band. 5 stars for ambience and delicious dining.

Street Vendors – My personal favorite treats are the huitlacoche or Mexican street corn and homemade ice cream.

Spa Experience

The Rosewood had a great package for a facial and massage.

Cost Breakdown (Per day)

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Looking for a place to stay in San Miguel? Check out these great options:

  • Casa Rosada – This is where we stayed and we had a fantastic experience.
  • Rosewood – This is the most famous place to stay in San Miguel.



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