Mexico has a huge variety of small cities and towns that are ideal to visit on foot, and take long walks along the main avenues or get lost in small streets that are full of surprises. To find out which ones are in the top 5 of Mexicans, we consulted the experts at Booking.com, who shared the following list with us.
San Juan del Río, Querétaro
This city is one of the most important in Querétaro, thanks to the exquisite mix of traditional architecture with a great industrial corridor, which has attracted the attention of Mexican travelers. One of the most important fairs in all of Querétaro takes place in this municipality; It is about the feast of San Juan, one of the many vintages that take place during the Art, Cheese and Wine Fair.
Full of concerts, food tours, and wine and cheese tastings, San Juan del Río and the San Juan Fair will be perfect if you are looking to enjoy long walks around the city.
Where to stay:
Surrounded by incredible outdoor gardens, the magical Hotel Hacienda La Venta will be the perfect base to arrive after having strolled through all of San Juan del Río and having tasted delicious wines and cheeses. León, Guanajuato León is a city that combines modernity, with the rustic and nature.
Whether you walk through the Historic Center to observe the architecture and colorful gardens, or contemplate the waterfall of the thermal water springs or decide to undertake a search to buy your new favorite shoes, León offers activities for everyone. In the months of January and February, one of the most important fairs in Guanajuato and Mexico takes place, the State Fair of León or La Feria de las Sonrisas.
Where to Stay:
Just 1.2 kilometers from the city center, Othelo Hotel Boutique is the ideal choice for a stay full of adventure and excitement. Zacatecas, Zacatecas The Historic Center of this beautiful city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and its architecture with pink quarry and its irregular layout of the streets dates back to colonial times. Walking through these romantic streets is something that travelers enjoy the most.
The activities in Zacatecas are very varied, from mezcal routes to ecotourism tours, as well as religious and cultural venues. Where to stay: The Hotel Mesón de Jobito, colonial style, with arches and high ceilings, is located just 450 meters from the Plaza de Armas and 1 km from the famous cable car.
Monterrey, Nuevo León
This city, one of the most important in Mexico, has not only had an important economic and industrial development, but also has spaces such as Paseo Santa Lucía, considered one of the 13 wonders of Mexico created by man. This 2.3-kilometer canal is one of the most visited places by travelers who come to the city.
It has more than 20 illuminated fountains, murals, incredible green areas and several terraces.