San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
When to go
There’s never a bad time to go to San Miguel. The weather is temperate year-round, with warm days and cool nights standard. February and March tend to be the driest months, April through August can get hot and June is usually the rainiest month. Around Christmas and New Year is generally considered the high season, but the city is a popular destination throughout the year.
PlanesThe closest airport is Del Bajío International (BJX), under two hours’ drive from the hotel. Connecting flights are available from most major cities, though United (www.united.com), American (www.aa.com) and Aeroméxico (www.aeromexico.com) offer direct flights from Houston, Dallas and Los Angeles. Direct flights from most major international cities are available into Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX), around a three-hour drive.
AutomobilesRoads in Guanajuato are well-paved and safe enough, making rental cars a reasonable option. Most major car hire companies have outposts at the airport. Depending upon which route you take, the drive should take under two hours; the hotel offers free valet parking. Note, however, that you don’t need a car in San Miguel and will only want one for excursions outside the city, for which you could easily hire a driver.