An Adventurous Day
By Sandra Ríos
There are several ways to know San Miguel. Definitely one of the most exciting is to take a balloon flight to admire this beautiful city from above. The trip starts at dawn to take advantage of cool temperatures, the light wind, the ascent of the sun, and sounds that can only be perceived when the rest of the world is still in bed. As an option, you can ask for a breakfast to be included at an extra cost after your trip. Then you can share more time with the pilot and other passengers who joined this adventure. All balloons are new, and the pilots have over 20 years of flying experience.
After flying, we suggest you have breakfast at Café de la Parroquia, place with a great tradition in San Miguel that has a lovely garden. We recommend ordering delicious huevos rancheros, accompanied by healthy orange juice and coffee. While your wait for your breakfast, the staff will bring you a basket of bread with delicious homemade jams.
After breakfast, we recommend a visit to the Orquideario de San Miguel de Allende, where you’ll find a wide variety of orchids. The collection started in the forties and continues to the present day.
To discover a little more about Mexican culture, we suggest you go to la Cañada de La Virgen and admire Mesoamerican architecture and the axis of symmetry in one of its pyramids that are directed toward the rising and setting of both the sun and moon.
When you return, an option for a good dinner is La Mezcalería. Its mezcal is from Oaxaca, one of the best mezcals in Mexico.
Flying Balloon: (415) 566-0444
Café de la Parroquia: Jesús 11, 152 3161
Orquideario de San Miguel: Santo Domingo, in front of “Los Pocitos,” open Tuesday to Sunday, 9am-4pm.
Cañada de la Virgen: 30 miles from San Miguel, on the road to Guanajuato, Plaza Principal 8, 154 7175
La Mezcalería, Correo 47, 121 5354