Cancun has a reputation as party central—and deservedly so. It’s flush with all-inclusive resorts that serve bebidas (drinks) from a.m. to p.m. And the clubs in Zona Hotelera are a favorite among spring-breakers looking for booze-fueled fun. But there’s more to Cancun than drinking and dancing. Notably, there are plenty of recreational activities and family-oriented properties too. And with Mayan ruins just a short drive away, you can treat kids to an eye-opening day trip. Here are 10 vacations that even your jaded teenagers will enjoy.
San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico’s central highlands, is a colonial-era charmer with enchanting architecture, quaint cobblestone streets, a thriving art scene, and romantic ambiance. This expat-friendly city also has admirable accommodations such as Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada and Casa Wabi, superb chef-driven restaurants, and artisan shops. If that wasn’t enough, San Miguel de Allende hosts a number of noteworthy cultural festivals throughout the year. Before you go, brush up on these essential Spanish phrases.