This well-loved city in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon may be home to some of the country’s major corporations, but there’s also plenty for travelers not on business trips to do and see. The seventh-largest city in Mexico, visitors love the Centro Cultural Alfa—a science museum with an impressive planetarium and plenty of interactive exhibits perfect for the younger set. Contemporary music acts and world-class performing artists take to the stage at the Auditorio San Pedro, and travelers in search of exclusive shopping can head to the ritzy Calzada del Valle and Calzada San Pedro or visit Paseo San Pedro and Plaza Fiesta San Agustin for more mainstream offerings.
San Pedro Garza Garcia is accessible via the Puente de la Unidad Bridge over the Rio Santa Cantarina. Stop at El Centrito for festive local food and don’t miss Barrio de Tampiquito—a working-class neighborhood known for its handmade arts and crafts.