San Miguel de Allende

Nestled in the scenic highlands a few hours drive from Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende has captured many hearts with its sunny climate, colonial architecture and world-class restaurants and hotels. Home to the first art school in Latin America, the town drew famous Mexican muralists Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros in the 1950s. The cultural community of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is still thriving, evidenced by the town’s annual writer’s conference, chamber music festival and jazz and blues fest. Visitors love San Miguel for its cobblestone streets and colorful buildings, its lively markets and shady parks and its historic cathedrals and inventive cuisine.