The History of Mexico in Ten Days: Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende

Updated: Jul 8

Statue of Don Miguel Hildalgo

Statue of Don Miguel Hildalgo


Having lost count of the number of times we had traveled to the Yucatán, it seemed that a trip to explore the more recent history (along with some ancient history) of Mexico was long overdue. We set off on a nine night journey to Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende.

Dolores Olmedo Museum

Dolores Olmedo Museum


Fountain in Coyoacán

Fountain in Coyoacán


Four Seasons Mexico City Courtyard

Four Seasons Mexico City Courtyard


We started with four nights at the Four Seasons Mexico City. After surveying the luxury hotel options in Mexico City, I chose this property for it’s central open air courtyard, a wonderful lush respite from the city after a long day of sightseeing. Plus, having room service breakfast included as one of the Four Seasons Preferred Partner amenities was a great quick and easy way to start our mornings. I also love being able to do everything through the Four Seasons app.

Erin at Teotihuacan

Erin at Teotihuacan


We packed in the activities during our three full days in Mexico City and did not even scratch the surface of all that the city has to offer. The good news, is that it’s a great place for a long weekend, so it’s easy to go back again and again.

At a high level, we visited the Dolores Olmedo Museum, Casa Azul, Mercado Coyoacán, Chapultepec, the Anthropology Museum, Templo Mayor, the National Palace, the Palace of Fine Arts, Teotihuacan, and the Virgin of Guadalupe.

On our last morning we got in our guide’s car and headed out to San Miguel de Allende with a stop on the way for wine tasting and lunch at a local vineyard.

Sparkling Wine and Cheese

Sparkling Wine and Cheese


Risotto

Risotto


In San Miguel de Allende we selected the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende for our five night stay for it’s great location which is central and walkable, while also a little removed from the heart of the city and therefore more tranquil. Plus, they have an amazing rooftop bar.

View of San Miguel de Allende

View of San Miguel de Allende


Once again, we had a packed schedule during our four full days in San Miguel de Allende. In San Miguel de Allende we explored the city, the central market, the Museo de Allende, the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. In Guanjuato we went to the Diego Rivera Museum, the Don Quijote Museum, Casa del Pueblo Muse, Casa Hidalgo Museum, Dolores Hildalgo, and finally in the countryside we visited an Otomi site called Cañada de la Virgen.

Guanajuato

Guanajuato


Cañada de la Virgen

Cañada de la Virgen


Beautiful Homemade Tortillas

Beautiful Homemade Tortillas


We had a great time learning more about the history of Mexico through our explorations of Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende. There is so much to see and do in both areas. I can’t wait to go back. Viva Mexico!

Interested in a trip to Mexico City or San Miguel de Allende? Contact us today!

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Erin Logsdon

Owner and Principal Travel Advisor

Erin is a third generation small business owner. The foundation of her travel agency is one of independence, integrity, and a client-first ethos. 

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