Monterrey - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Zacatecas, Santiago, Real de Catorce, Cola de Cabello. - Feb 2021

Barrio Antiguo . - Sep 2018

Hiking in the mountains, shopping for beautiful arts and carats, perfect weather during spring and fall. - Aug 2015

Climb Chipinque to the top, the museums, the Planetarium is great. There are bull fights, baseball, two pro soccer teams, and a pro basketball team. Make sure you go to San Pedro de Pinta on Sunday mornings. One word...MATACANES....make SURE you do it if you like outdoor adventures. - Mar 2014

Everything a major city in the US has to offer in terms of cultural/entertainment offerings, plus great rock-climbing and hiking. - Oct 2012

Grutas de Garcia, Santiago, Paseo Sta. Lucia, Horno 3.There is a big running culture and you can go to a 10K almost every weekend if you want. - Oct 2010

You are surrounded by mountains that are just screaming for you to hike them. There are a lot of excursion packages available around the city. You are close enough to some smaller villages and ruins to make a weekend trip out of it. - Jul 2010

There are a few very good museums in the city - highlights are the MARCO Art Museum and the Steel Museum. There is one traditional Mexican market - Mercado Juarez in dowtown has both an outdoor vegetable market and an indoor goods market. If you like outdoor sports, this is your place - TONS of mountain climbing, canyoning, hiking, etc. within a few hours drive. Some hiking and mountain biking trails are in Chipinque Park which is in San Pedro. There are few things to see within a few hours drive, although in 5-6 hours there are some other cities and small towns to visit. Many people drive to Texas on the weekends for shopping. - Jan 2008

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