San Miguel de Allende is located in central Mexico. At over 6,000′ in altitude, and surrounded by Bajio mountains, it does not have the typical turquoise blue waters and white sand beach attractions that draw so many visitors to Mexico, yet it is definitely a Mexican city that should not be missed.
Hilly cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, and a dreamy color palette of earth toned rusts, corals, olive greens and golden yellow make this city a visual fiesta for any visitor. It has long been a city that has attracted artists and expats who come visit and end up never leaving.
It is said that San Miguel de Allende enjoys a “perpetual Spring” of temperate weather. This climate can be unexpected when planning a Mexican get away yet lends itself to festivals all year round and a city that can be explored at almost any time when some are hunkered down with torrential rains or excessive heat.
So pack your festive blouses, comfortable pants and skirts and colorful accessories. Bring a sweater or 2 for the cooler evenings, and be sure to take along some comfortable walking shoes to navigate the cobblestone and hills. And, don’t forget a sketchbook or two– I’m sure they’ll be full of inspiration and wonderful experiences once you return.