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San Miguel de Allende Travel Guide

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Vibrantly colored buildings line the cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende, a romantic city with 16th-century origins nestled among central Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains. Through the past 50 years, this quaint city has evolved into a respite for expats and a popular destination for tourists looking to delve into the music, food and arts scene of off-the-beaten-path Mexico. It's easy to swoon over the 500-year-old colonial city's narrow walkways, baroque architecture ... continue»

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When to Visit San Miguel de Allende

The best time to visit San Miguel de Allende is November through April. Though San Miguel's climate doesn't vary too much throughout the year (average high temperatures hover between 73 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit no matter the season), November through April experiences less rainfall than the summer months. Meanwhile, winter nights can get cold, so plan to bring warmer layers for when the sun goes down. 

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Getting Around San Miguel de Allende

The best way to get around San Miguel de Allende is on foot. Some of the most exciting discoveries in the mountain town can be found along its winding walkways. Just be sure to pack comfortable sneakers; cobbled, narrow streets can be tough on feet. While a car won't be convenient for navigating the ins and outs of San Miguel, it will be useful if you choose to take day trips. Central San Miguel lacks public transportation, but buses are available for trips to attractions located farther from the city's core. You can also access all corners of San Miguel by taxi. If you're up to it, you can try biking through San Miguel's streets. Just note that the hilly terrain can be a challenge.

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