Mexico is a country that has a vast diversity in its landscape. While most travelers opt for popular beach towns such as Cancun and Tulum, there are several unique destinations to discover. 

Insert San Miguel de Allende! This small colonial town is located just a few hours south of Mexico City. It is equally as charming as it is vibrant. It is well known for its architecture, customs, art, gastronomy, and much more. 

There are plenty of activities to do year-round in San Miguel, but for the best weather travelers should visit between November and April. 

Where to Stay:

There are plenty of Airbnbs and hotels in the area. However, most hotels are on the smaller side and usually have about 5-10 rooms on the property. For a truly luxurious experience that’s centrally located, book a stay at Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Urban Resort. This hotel is the perfect combination of historical richness and cultural charm. The price per night ranges on average between $400-$600 USD. 

Where to Eat:

San Miguel De Allende has an array of food options. A few good restaurants include Zumo, Mi Bistro, and Don Taco Tequila for authentic Mexican cuisine. For other flavors, such as Italian and Mediterranean, visit Vivali Ristorante Bar, Marsala, and Trazo. 

What to Do:

There is no shortage of fun in San Miguel. You can participate in local cultural activities such as booking a mojigangas workshop, soaring the skies on a hot air balloon experience, or even taking to the mountains horseback riding. Travelers will want to add time in their entirety to stroll through one of the many colorful markets and cobblestone streets of downtown San Miguel. 

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