The colors that surround the city of San Miguel de Allende Mexico are vibrant and truly magical. With its breathtaking colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and warm light, San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico's most romantic destinations for couples to get married. The small town is located 150 miles north of Mexico City and was named for both the monk who founded it, Juan de San Miguel, and General Ignacio Allende, a hero in Mexico’s War of Independence. San Miguel de Allende Mexico is a magnet for weekenders and expats and is populated by artists and the fiesta-driven traveler. The gorgeous Parroquia Church sits in the center of the Jardin where visitors can hang out, enjoy the variety of music that fills the streets and take part in the festivals that happen throughout the day. If you are lucky, you will even see a couple walking the alleys with their family and friends celebrating their Callejoneada. San Miguel de Allende offers the worlds finest luxury hotels, top cuisine and delicious Mezcal from Oaxaca.

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Top things to do in San Miguel de Allende Mexico

Enjoy the Historic Sites

Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel is one of the most photographed churches in Mexico. It sits in the middle of the Jardin surrounded by restaurants. It is a popular spot for festivals, street vendors as well as the perfect place to sit and relax either in the sun or shade. From there you can walk to a variety of shops, museums as well as restaurants and bars.

Visit Museums

A great start would be Casa de Ignacio Allende at Museo Historico de San Miguel de Allende, which was is a mansion that was once a home of Ignacio Allende. The gorgeous structure, which dates 1759, houses authentic furnishings as well as displays depicting San Miguel de Allende's role in Mexican history.

Listen to the Music

Whether you are walking the cobblestone streets or sitting down to a nice lunch or dinner, in San Miguel de Allende you are bound to find yourself in a dreamy state as your ears fill with the intoxicating music that surrounds you. Whether it be a mariachi band or live jazz or Cuban music playing, you are destined to be accompanied by beautiful sounds no matter where you go.

Enjoy the Shopping

Small boutiques and privately owned galleries are your best sources for one of a kind gifts to bring home with you. Whether you want to get yourself some new jewelry, hip clothing or a piece of art to decorate your home with, San Miguel de Allende is a wonderful place to enjoy the shops and take a stroll down the cobblestone streets.

Have a Drink

San Miguel de Allende hosts some of the best wine from the Guadalupe Valley area as well as mezcal from Oaxaca. I personally recommend bartenders choice of mezcal accompanied with a salt and chili powder mix. The rooftop tapas bar at the Rosewood Hotel is sure to please. However there are many ways to toast your vacation when you visit this beautiful city.

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