San Miguel de Allende is a city full of history and living traditions, it is also safe and its people
are mostly dedicated to tourist services, so it no surprise it offers an extensive variety of artisan
products and activities to enjoy while in the city. If you do not have much time and are passing
through, we propose an ideal itinerary so that you do not leave without getting to know the best of
San Miguel in just three days.
Stroll down through the historic center, visit the parish of San Miguel Arcángel and the ancient relics
that are displayed inside. Choose an ice cream among the eccentric flavors that are sold in the main
square. On the cobbled streets that surround this square, you will find numerous craft shops and art
galleries. San Miguel de Allende is the perfect place to buy souvenirs to take home. In the afternoon,
visit one of its many gourmet restaurants that offer an exquisite variety of typical and international
dishes. We recommend Trazo 1810, which offers a unique proposal of contemporary creative
cuisine and also has a Roof-Top, from where you can enjoy an incredible view with a good drink in
Choose an activity to do as a couple, with friends or family. San Miguel is famous for its hot springs,
spend a day resting in hot water and enjoying a picnic; You can also decide to hire a personalized
tour, it can be a horse, bike, ATV or even hot air balloon ride. There are also golf courses, or you
can visit “Cañada de la Virgen”, the closest and most important archeological site in the state of
Guanajuato. In the afternoon, visit some coffee, chocolate shop or bar so you can experience the
city’s lively nightlife, where people usually meet and party until late nigth hours of the morning.
Visit some historical sites such as the Casa de Allende Museum to learn more about this hero of
independence; “El chorro” neighborhood, or the Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareno, located 14km from
San Miguel in the small town of Atotonilco, where you will find the famous frescoes dating from the
18th century. The dome of this sanctuary is considered “the Mexican Sistine chapel”.
Before traveling, check out the cultural calendar for concerts, festivals, typical festivities and
exhibitions, so you can enjoy the majority of them during your visit. San Miguel de Allende is home to some
important international festivals such as Cervantino and the GIFF Film Festival. It also has a “Parade
of the Fools” and is excellent for celebrating September 15th, Day of the Dead or Easter. There are
interesting events and activities you can attend throughout the year.
Stay at Casa 1810 Hotel Boutique if you also want to live the experience of staying in a colonial
house from the 19th century. The rooms are decorated in the typical elegant style of San Miguel and
the service is top notch. Book two nights in advance and get a special rate.