Enjoying the Beginning of the New Year
By Sandra Ríos
To enjoy the first day of the year in this great city with renewed energy, we suggest having a delicious breakfast at the Mesa Grande restaurant. Ask for its famous chilaquiles and enchiladas. If you prefer something sweeter, its French toast is a good choice, and the bread selection made by the owner, including cinnamon rolls and chocolate bread, or even fruit pie, is a delightful accompaniment to your breakfast. Have some with a cappuccino or a fresh carrot juice with celery and ginger. Zacateros 49, 154 0838
After an energetic breakfast, enjoy San Miguel’s sun and the healing thermal waters. For this we suggest you go to the La Gruta (the grotto) spa, which has three outdoor pools and a tunnel that takes you to a vault with thermal water and jets that give a relaxing back massage.
La Gruta also has a restaurant and a large green area for relaxing on the lounge chairs and ordering something to drink or eat. Carretera San Miguel-Dolores Hidalgo, Km 10, 185 2162
After a deserved break, we invite you to walk the cobblestone streets of San Miguel to the corner of Canal Street and Hernández Macías, where you can enjoy delicious traditional ice cream. Flavors range from rose petal to rice pudding; you can mix the flavors of your choice. And while you savor your ice cream, walk to Parque Juárez and be amazed by its microclimate and beautiful paths.
Later, we recommend enjoying the sunset from the benches at the Jardín. If you are hungry, you can have a hamburger or the traditional esquites, ground corn in a cup. Delicious!