If you’re planning a weekend to San Miguel, Mexico, you’re in luck! We’ve created the perfect travel itinerary for you to enjoy the city to its fullest. This colonial-era city is known for its baroque Spanish architecture, thriving arts scene, and exciting cultural festivals. Whether you’re planning a solo trip, an adventure with friends, or a romantic getaway, we suggest booking a local photographer in San Miguel who can capture all the candid, silly, and once-in-a-lifetime moments!

Your photographer can certainly help guide your itinerary and help you to find cool local spots that you may otherwise not have known about. Keep that in mind when reading through our suggestions below!


Day One


Start your weekend off right with a stroll through the gorgeous cobbled streets of the city’s main square. Street vendors are peppered throughout, making it easy to grab a bite to eat or a nice café con leche to sip on. The jardín is also one of the best spots to admire the magnificent Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, the city’s iconic pink cathedral. This area makes for some great photo opportunities!



From the Instituto Allende to local fine arts institution El Nigromante, there are plenty of cool art exhibits in this city. Fabrica La Aurora is another hip spot– it’s home to more than 30 galleries, thirteen artist studios, and several antique stores. Get to know the local artists and pick up a souvenir for friends and family back home!



Day Two



Start your day with a trip to the local library! Biblioteca Pública offers house and garden tours to private residences including artists’ adobe homes and colonial mansions. Tours take place every Sunday, so it’s the perfect weekend activity!



You can’t spend a weekend in San Miguel without tasting the local cuisine! From delicious street food to local restaurants like Cumpanio, you’ll find great food and drinks at affordable prices. Be sure to try some Yucatan-style shredded pork and the city’s signature mole sauce!


San Miguel has plenty to offer visitors– including tons of picture perfect photo opportunities! Hire a Local Lens photographer to capture all your special moments in this city. Plus, our photographers know about all the local gems you’d otherwise never find!

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