The Best Things To Do In San Miguel de Allende

Not your typical sand and sun Mexican vacation destination, our small Colonia is rapidly growing as a top tourist destination. Wondering what to do when there is no beach in sight? Here are just a few of the top things to do in San Miguel de Allende.


The Best Things To Do In San Miguel de Allende - Tuesday Market

Head To The Tuesday Market

There are no shortage of shops in town where you can purchase souvenirs and art, but if you will be in town on a Tuesday be sure to head to The Tianguis de los Martes. This market has a little bit of everything, including produce, fresh seafood, local cheese and honey, authentic pottery, art, woven baskets and rugs, furniture, and more. Located across from the Luciernega mall above town. The market is approximately the size of 3 football fields so it will take you some time to browse the vendors.

The Best Things To Do In San Miguel de Allende - Hot Springs


Head To The Hot Springs

The natural hot springs at La Gruda Spa are a must. About $110 pesos to get to by Uber and you can relax in the healing hot waters. One of the things that makes these open-air pools unique is that some areas have vertical water flow where you can enjoy a head and shoulder water massage. If you prefer steam you can do that too at La Gruda, or you can head to the temazcal (sweat lodge) at the Jardin Botanico. Explore the magnificent botanical gardens while you are at it!

The Best Things To Do In San Miguel de Allende - Food Tour


What is a trip to Mexico without authentic local cuisine? While there is a nice mix of international food throughout the city you must partake in tasting some of the regional favorites. As a walkable city, you will find restaurants on every main street. This can be a bit overwhelming which is why we suggest that you sign up for a guided food tour to sample some of San Miguel’s culinary gems. Schedule your food tour early in your trip so that you can return to your favorite tasting locations to enjoy more of their menu!

The Best Things To Do In San Miguel de Allende - Live Music

Take In Some Music

Locals have a great love and respect for the art of music and aim to make the city an international music destination. Think beyond mariachi, banda, and street performers—to stunning guitarists, blues, jazz, and tenured classical musicians. Be sure to see if there are any music events or live performances while you are in town. One of the top spots for world-class live concerts is the Festival de Música de Cámara.

Once a sleepy little city we have quickly become one of the favored places to vacation in all of Mexico!

Is Romance On The Agenda? Romantic Spots In San Miguel de Allende

If you will be in San Miguel de Allende for your honeymoon, anniversary, or for a couple’s getaway—head to one of the romantic spots below.

Romatic Spots In San Miguel de Allende -Viñedos La Redonda

Wine Tasting And Dinner At Viñedos La Redonda

If you and your loved one are wine connoisseurs hop a cab, Uber, drive, or tour bus and take a scenic ride to the Viñedos La Redonda winery in Ezequiel Montes. Be sure to check to see if they are hosting any festivals, concerts, or special events.

Romantic Spots In San Miguel de Allende - Couples Massage

Book A Couples Massage

What better way to leave the stress of your daily grind behind than to book a couple’s massage? This is an excellent way to get you in vacation mode. There are several hotels and spas in town that offer couples massage, as well as a multitude of spa treatments.

Romantic Spots In San Miguel de Allende - Brunch

Head To Brunch

No need to reserve brunch for the weekends while on your Mexican vacation, as you can enjoy brunch any day of the week. Spend a slow and easy morning in your hotel or Airbnb then head to one of the many walkable restaurants and cafes. The sky is the limit as you can enjoy an authentic regional brunch, French, American, and Canadian brunch classics.

Romantic Spots In San Miguel de Allende - La Gruda

Relax In Healing Mineral Water

Even if your hotel has a hot tub you must spend at least a few hours in the healing mineral waters at La Gruda. One of the things that make these open-air pools unique is that you can swim to the semi-enclosed caverns, some of which have vertical water flow for a soothing head massage.

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Enjoy The Sunset

The sunsets in San Miguel de Allende are spectacular. To really enjoy the view we suggest heading to the boutique hotel Casa de los Angelitos. This is also a romantic place to stay during your visit. At the very least, head there for drinks or dinner—where you will be high enough above the city to view a romantic sunset.

Romantic Spots In San Miguel de Allende

Take A Romantic Stroll

Our city has a nice slow pace and plenty of sights to see. It’s the perfect place to head out and about for a leisurely romantic stroll with no particular agenda in mind. Between our cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and Spanish Colonial architecture you will have plenty to take in. Nature is a priority so everywhere you go you will find stunning greenery and colorful flowers. Or stroll through the local botanical gardens.

Romantic Spots In San Miguel de Allende - Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon Ride

There are plenty of excursions to choose from in and around town but one of the most romantic things to do is to pop up into a hot air balloon and enjoy a breathtaking sunrise. Breakfast is included, and the entire excursion is about 3 hours, from 6 am to 9 am.

The list goes on, but these are some of the most romantic spots and things to do in San Miguel de Allende.