Thanks to the ever more popular world of blogging, one can find a personal opinion about any subject in the world.  We thought it might be fun to do the same.  So we went on line and asked the question: “What do locals do in San Miguel for entertainment?”  And we found a great list from a site entitled “Best Places in the World to Retire.”

Here’s a short list of some of our more favorite answers:

Greg Gunter – Dream Pro Homes

Readers, us locals always say “If you’re bored in San Miguel de Allende, it’s your own fault!” We boast an abundance of good restaurants (I provide my clients with a listing of the 80 best restaurants out of our 320 or so restaurants we claim here) offering everything from wine-flight-paired international tasting menus to a Russian bistro and everything in between.

In addition to the above-average quality of the restaurants, we now have at least three annual multi-day international food festivals, drawing chefs from all over the globe (think Aspen’s Food & Wine Festival, but on a much more approachable scale!).

And now that we are officially designated as the second biggest wine region in Mexico, the entire month of August (lucky for us Leos!) is vendemmia month, where a different winery each weekend hosts a huge grape harvest festival boasting incredible food presentations to accompany the increasingly better wine production. Don’t worry, you’ll walk off all the calories exploring our very walkable city!

Nancy Howze – CDR Bienes Raices San Miguel, SC

There’s great music in San Miguel de Allende, as well as theaters.

San Miguel de Allende also has its share of fabulous restaurants. We have Mateo Salas who was named the top new Mexican chef in 2015, and Enrique Olivera who has a 5-star restaurant in Mexico City and a very famous restaurant in New York.

San Miguel de Allende also has great restaurants for the younger people, and there’s a lot of fun music and nightlife that goes on later at night.

Gretel Chazaro – Rancho Los Labradores

There is nightlife and entertainment for everyone in San Miguel de Allende. We have all types of music genres for each group of people. There’s a club for gay people and there’s a club for straight people. There is just something for everyone. We have everything from cheap restaurants and discos to really fancy ones. Many people come here for the weekend because there is a bar on every corner of San Miguel de Allende. There are bars for old people. There is an Irish pub. There is a gay bar. We also have old cantinas. We have fancy bars, too.

We have a plaza or a mall that’s called Plaza La Luciernaga. It has a cinema called Liverpool and a place for kids and adults to stroll, too. We also have a theater here, called Teatro Angela Peralta where they have different events every week. Sometimes they have concerts. Other times they have movies, shows, plays, etc.

While you take your time to absorb all the great things to do in San Miguel, we’re always happy to share our own ‘fav’ list from our vacation home rental in San Miguel.  Feel free to contact us at any time for insight about our beautiful Colonial city in Mexico.

And watch for more local insight, next month!