Admittedly, my husband and I donned rose-tinted glasses for our recent trip to San Miguel de Allende, the Mexican metropolis known as SMA. Just four months after our wedding, the long weekend was a second honeymoon of sorts. We came for the fuss (why has Travel + Leisure’s twice named the city their favorite in the world?) and stayed for the Baroque Spanish architecture, delicious food and charming art galleries. That our visit happened to coincide with Mexican Independence Day, with SMA hosting one of the country’s largest celebrations, only added to the excitement.