Mexico is known for its notoriously popular beachside destinations frequented by thousands of Americans each year. Whereas places such as Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Los Cabos are common vacation destinations, there are many other cities with a lot to offer that are far away from sandy white beaches. These destinations are the best bets for getting away from the hordes of tourists at all-inclusive properties and getting a true glimpse into Mexican culture and daily life. One of these places is quickly becoming a popular destination with both local and international tourists flocking to see the beauty
of this city firsthand.
Less than an hour flight from Mexico City and a three-hour drive from Leon Del Bajio Airport lies the beautiful city of San Miguel de Allende. The magic in this place can be felt as soon as you touch down on the tarmac. Locals will you tell you that the rose quartz underneath the cement is what gives that feeling of peace when you walk around town, and they might be right. It could also be the calming scent of lavender in the air. The streets can make you feel as if you’re walking through a painting with their colorful buildings, vivid murals and floral branches twining around rustic doors.
You will find trinkets and symbols of hearts everywhere you go that represent the spirit of the city. San Miguel is a place that has inspired artists to reside here and take up their passion full-time, surrounded by inspiration. It is no surprise that a gem such as this city has been ranked one of the best cities to visit both within Mexico and around the world by numerous magazines. It is a city of many galleries, including the Fabrica la Aurora and the Instituto Allende, where many artists, both domestic and international, have gathered to find inspiration. Because of that, San Miguel de Allende has a large community of expats who embrace the local culture and are not looking for their safe space to be…