WHAT TO WEAR & PACK
The colonial city has an overall relaxed atmosphere, with an interesting mix of people. San Miguel serves as a haven for retirees, a destination for budding artists, and is still a Mexican city at its core. The area hosts an abundance of outdoor festivals, concerts, and parades. Come prepared for these outdoor activities with a stylish hat, sunscreen, and a light rain jacket.
Although it is in Mexico, this is not a beach town. You don’t want to find yourself underdressed when visiting art galleries or having a night out at a local restaurant. When thinking about your San Miguel de Allende packing list, plan for casual city chic. Pack a cardigan, or plan to layer, to keep the night chill at bay.
Since the city was never intended for cars, San Miguel is best seen on foot. Narrow alleys and cobblestone streets make walking a little difficult without the proper footwear. Opt for light comfortable walking sandals with sturdy soles and ankle straps to easily navigate the inclines and descents. Slip-on canvas sneakers or flat espadrilles can also keep you stylish while traversing the historic city.
Historically, New Era activities are resort casual or cocktail chic with one evening, the Awards Gala, being formal wear. Stay tuned for more details when the itinerary is released mid-August.