Off the Beaten Path

Planning A Girls Trip to San Miguel de Allende

We had a Just Because in San Miguel de Allende Friend’s 50th birthday! Absolutely Amazing! Dinorah was the best! She was professional, fun, creative, innovative and accommodating! She made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and gave us lots of direction (which I asked her to do). She made the photoshoot so much fun, and the photos were incredible! I can’t wait to hire her for future photo shoots!Nothing! It was perfect! – Linda

A Weekend Getaway in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende is just a few hours from Mexico City or Queretaro, but provides quaint colonial streets, world class food and shopping, nightlife, and history.



Where to Stay in San Miguel de Allende

For luxury accommodations, you should look no further than the Rosewood or Belmond Casa Sierra, both have luxury mexican design, amazing cuisine and great locations. There are countless boutique hotel options for those looking for something more eclectic and historical, such as the famous Casa Matilda or Dos Casas. For luxury hillside accommodation outside of the city, Sagrada Boutique Hotel and Hotel Palomar are the kind of places with gorgeous views and a stay-cation feel, but still a short drive from San Miguel.


Where to Eat in San Miguel de Allende

Delectable cuisine is around every corner in San Miguel.

Aperi – If you are a foodie, this is for you. Make a reservation for the tasting menu at dinner.
The Restaurant – Worth going for the ambiance and a varied menu
La Posadita – Offers lunch and dinner on a spectacular terrace with exclusive views of the church (our favorite!)
Restaurante 1826 – Traditional dishes are prepared with fresh organic products collected from local farms
La Virundela – Argentinian and Italian fusion, great for steaks!
Mercado San Juan de Dios – A fun market with a variety of vendors, great for an afternoon snack.


Where to Drink in San Miguel de Allende

From classic artisanal tequilas and gourmet cocktails, you can enjoy a nightcap at any of the bars in the city.

La Mezcaleria – Sip on Mezcal and enjoy assorted small plates
Berlin Bar & Bistro – Gallery nights on the regular, and offers well-crafted martinis and a sophisticated ambiance
Luna Rooftop Bar – Open in the afternoons and evenings at the Rosewood, Luna has the best rooftop views of San Miguel
El Tres – Some of the best margaritas in San Miguel de Allende
Las Cuatro Milpas – Simple drink menu and a warm homey vibe
Santos Crudoteca – An un-pretentious laid back atmosphere with live music on the weekends


Where to Treat Yourself in San Miguel de Allende

Enjoy full day experiences or specialty treatments at some of the best spas in San Miguel de Allende

Rosewood Hotel & Spa – Their signature is a Mole spice and sugar scrub & massage
Dos Casas Hotel Spa – Uses holistic and natural products in a intimate, meditative space
Spa Matilda – Beautiful atmosphere and apothecary bar
Escondido Place Hot Springs – Natural hot springs in a park-like setting
Laja Spa – Enjoy the Temazcal for a spiritual experience

Shoot Captured by Dinorah

Captured at the Rosewood Hotel in San Miguel de Allende on a 1 Hour Photoshoot.

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