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San Luis Potosí is a bustling and vibrant city with a UNESCO-listed historic center full of bright colonial architecture. It is an important trade city, standing in the heart of a triangle formed by Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. Capture photos of the colorful façades of the old buildings and chat to local Potosínos.
Gaze up at the elaborate façade of the Cathedral of San Luis Potosí, which dates back to 1670. Nearby attractions in the historic center include the Teatro de la Paz and the Railway Museum. Stroll through the scenic Plaza de Aranzazú and admire its elegant water feature.
A little southwest of the old town is the vast Parque Tangamanga I, which is among Mexico’s largest urban parks. Walk through the dense woodland and lay down a blanket for a picnic beside the picturesque lake.
Continue west to Plaza San Luis for excellent shopping opportunities. Watch a film with your family in the cinema and browse the items in the luxury mall. An alternative option in the eastern part of the city is Plaza Sendero Shopping Center. Farther east is the Autodromo Potosino, where NASCAR racing is held.
Stop for lunch at one of the traditional restaurants serving bright orange enchiladas Potosinas. These are pastries containing chili and cheese with a side of beans and guacamole. Try Agua de Lourdes sparkling water that locals claim cures hangovers.
Explore the terrain in the countryside around the city. Hike along part of the Royal Road of the Interior Land that runs for 1,600 miles (2,560 kilometers) from Mexico City to Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, New Mexico.
San Luis Potosí takes its name from King Louis IX of France. The city lies in the southwestern part of its namesake state in central Mexico. It is in an elevated area of undulating hills just north of the Gogorrón National Park.
Fly direct to San Luis Potosí Airport or take a 5-hour bus from Mexico City or Monterrey to this enchanting city with extensive parkland and architectural gems.
Accommodation in San Luis Potosi
Finding a warm and welcoming hotel room or suite is a key ingredient of any trip. Expedia gives easy access to many of the most-booked San Luis Potosi hotel rooms.
If you're interested in finding a room or suite at the premier end of the range, you're sure to enjoy the hospitality at the Fiesta Inn San Luis Potosi Oriente, at Carr. 57 SLP-QRO Rm 197 & 100 #2390, or the Holiday Inn San Luis Potosi, at Carretera Central S/n Km 420 Zona. If those options don't fit the bill, check out the Fiesta Inn San Luis Potosi Glorieta Juarez, Av. Benito Juarez 130, and the City Express San Luis Potosí Zona Industrial, Carretera Central Mexico San Luis 2150.
Located in the heart of San Luis Potosi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Church of the Compania and San Luis Potosi Cathedral. Plaza de los Fundadores and Plaza de Aranzazu are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in San Luis Potosi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Plaza de los Fundadores and San Luis Potosi Cathedral. Church of the Compania and Plaza de Aranzazu are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in San Luis Potosi, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Plaza Sendero Shopping Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Feria Nacional Potosina and Jesus Garcia Corona Railway Museum. Museum of the Viceroyalty and Temple of Carmen are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in San Luis Potosi, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Temple of Carmen and San Luis Potosi Cathedral. Federico Silva Museum and Othoniano Museum are also within 5 minutes.
Located in the heart of San Luis Potosi, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Casa de la Cultura and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from San Luis Potosi Cathedral. Tangamanga Park and Citadella are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in the heart of San Luis Potosi, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Alameda and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from San Luis Potosi Cathedral. Jesus Garcia Corona Railway Museum and Museum of the Viceroyalty are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in San Luis Potosi, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Casa de la Cultura and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from San Luis Potosi Cathedral. Tangamanga Park and Church of the Compania are also within 1 mi (2 km).