A Beautiful Experience in San Miguel de Allende

I had heard about San Miguel de Allende last year in depth and just knew it was a good fit for me. Have you ever felt that way about a place?  I have a certain personality type that goes well with certain destinations, and I believe we all do. Now don’t get me wrong, my personality at times is also very well suited to a luxury beachfront resort! But in this season of life, I wanted to find a place that felt invigorating to my soul and stimulated a sense of creativity and peace.  

Mission accomplished. 

I won’t sit here and tell you that there are endless things to do and see in San Miguel de Allende.  There really isn’t.  Your itinerary is not going to be stuffed to the brim with must-see attractions and can’t miss excursions.  At the most, you might have a list of must-eat-at-restaurants.  

Sure there is the Parroquia of San Miguel de Allende, the cathedral looking building I took about 3,982 pictures of at varying times of day.  And maybe a few other check the box items. Certainly if you are into art you would love to spend time perusing the Fabrica la Aurora, that houses about 50 galleries.  

But beyond that, you might just want to buy some stretchy pants and some good walking shoes and settle in! 

Here is a look at some of the things that occupied my time (and my belly!) during the week I spent there.

The Parroquia of San Miguel de Allende. You would be astonished at how many different shots of this place I got. In many ways, they're all unique because the color of the sky and the way the building comes to life at different times of day always was special.

The Parroquia of San Miguel de Allende. You would be astonished at how many different shots of this place I got. In many ways, they're all unique because the color of the sky and the way the building comes to life at different times of day always was special.

I took an amazing cooking class that I thoroughly enjoyed. We toured the market, learned about how to buy the right items to make authentic mexican cuisine, and did hands on preparation for an incredible meal! My favorite part was eating it... obviously.

I took an amazing cooking class that I thoroughly enjoyed. We toured the market, learned about how to buy the right items to make authentic mexican cuisine, and did hands on preparation for an incredible meal! My favorite part was eating it... obviously.

The city at this time of day cannot be beat.  Every day I watched the sunset from a rooftop, and every day I was in awe.

The city at this time of day cannot be beat.  Every day I watched the sunset from a rooftop, and every day I was in awe.

I spent one afternoon at the hot springs about 20 min outside of town. It was a great escape to get a little relaxing in. The grotto experience was amazing!

I spent one afternoon at the hot springs about 20 min outside of town. It was a great escape to get a little relaxing in. The grotto experience was amazing!

One of my favorite things to do was simply walk the streets.  There was so much passion and vibrancy, and I would spend hours simply going up and down streets. It didn't hurt that they were gearing up for Independence Day, so everything was extra colorful and exciting.

One of my favorite things to do was simply walk the streets.  There was so much passion and vibrancy, and I would spend hours simply going up and down streets. It didn't hurt that they were gearing up for Independence Day, so everything was extra colorful and exciting.

Looking at the little snippet of my time there can hopefully give you an idea of what grabbed my attention and made me want to go there. It's a little difficult to put into words because I believe more than anything it's a feeling.  And the feeling I wanted to experience I most certainly did and then some! 

If you’ve been considering a trip to San Miguel de Allende, or this post sparked your interest, I would love to help it come to life.  There are some amazing properties and boutique hotels that I highly recommend, and we can create a trip specifically suited to the type of experience you are after. This is also such an easy getaway for many folks that live in the U.S.  For people like me traveling from Los Angeles, the flight into the nearest airport is only a few hours, and then you take a convenient shuttle, and BAM! Just like that you are transported to a magical place. Contact me to chat more about it!

***If you'd like to see where I recommend staying while in San Miguel de Allende, check out this post!

***If you are interested in how I spent my time in Mexico City before I came here, make sure you check out this post!