A celebrated hub of arts and culture, San Miguel de Allende attracts visitors from around the world. Our charming city offers a wonderful variety of exciting things to do and see. Here are some ideas for exploring the city's rich history, enjoying its colorful traditions, indulging in its culinary delights, and more.
An Award-Winning City
San Miguel de Allende has received multiple honors. It was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 2008 and a "Pueblo Magico” by the Mexican government. San Miguel has consistently ranked among the top destinations in the world. Travel + Leisure Magazine named “Best City in the World” by Travel + Leisure Magazine in both 2017 and 2018. CBS News named San Miguel one of the 10 best places to retire overseas, and Conde Nast has listed it as the best small city in the world.
Where to Stay
Rosewood Hotel, Hotel Matilda, and Nena Hotel have been ranked in the top ten hotels in all of Mexico by Conde Nast Traveler. L’Hotel has been ranked the top boutique hotel in Mexico. The new Live Aqua Hotel is a luxury resort overlooking the reservoir.
Where to Eat
The Restaurant, Aperi, La Parada are just three of the plentiful gourmet restaurants. There is good food around every corner.
Festivals and Other Activities
Cultural activities abound in San Miguel. The San Miguel Writers Conference, International Film Festival, International Music Festival, food festival, La Calaca, classical music, and opera are among the many cultural options available throughout the year.
Philanthropy is an important part of the lives of San Miguel residents, who are active in a variety of charitable causes. Feed the Hungry and Patronado Pro Ninos serve local youth. Casita Linda helps build homes for poor families, and the SPA helps care for the dogs and cats of San Miguel. There are countless other opportunities to contribute to the community.