El Charco del Ingenio Jardín Botánico

A great find and activity for keeping the kids entertained (and keeping our sanity) was the El Charco del Ingenio botanical gardens, a short cab ride on the outskirts of town. We expected something small that would not occupy the kids for very long, but there were nice trails to explore and enough to keep us all busy.

San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende was still on our list before leaving Mexico, so when we decided a bit late in the game that we should visit after Christmas, we were pleased when we managed to find a place to stay that was still relatively close to the city center. It made for a great time and three nights was a good amount of time to see most things while only partially maxing out the kids.