The city is one of northern Mexico's most historically revolutionary cities, and remnants of that epoch of upheaval still remain today. Throughout the city, you'll find colonial architecture like the spectacular Templo de Carmen, or the demure Templo de San Francisco. The town's primary cathedral, Catedral de San Luis Potosi, towers over downtown San Luis Potosi, with three naves and an intricate Baroque facade.
The Museo del Ferrocarril is on the north side of the Alameda, and details the city's history inside its former train station. Numerous top-notch hotels are located around the Alameda, but you will also find various familiar chain hotels on the Tuxpan-Mexico Highway.
Still, for an authentic look at the unique architecture of the city, you might want to stick around the Alameda. La Posada del Virrey Restaurante is a local and tourist favourite, located conveniently near the Plaza de Armas.
If you fly to Ponciano Arriaga International Airport (SLP), you will land about ten miles northeast of San Luis Potosi's city center. A taxi trip from the airport to the city center will generally cost about $10 to $14 (USD).
Hints and tips
You can probably leave your coats at home as temperatures in San Luis Potosi rarely dip below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.