Weekend Trips?

by SweetSusy @, Monday, May 31, 2021, 18:32 (116 days ago)

Hubby and I are coming down for two months this winter. Anyone have any recommendations for fun, safe weekend trips?

Weekend Trips?

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego, California USA, Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 10:55 (116 days ago) @ SweetSusy

Morelia is fairly close to Zihuatanejo. It's the most beautiful Mexican city you have never heard of. It is the capital of the State of Michoacán and is very similar to European cities. Stay in el Centro and you should not have any problems. The rural areas of Michoacán are plagued with violence. Along the way to Morelia are the smaller cities of Uruapan where the Parque Nacional is located and Patzcuaro where you can take a boat to the island city of Janitzio.

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by SweetSusy @, Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 14:32 (115 days ago) @ Padrino

Morelia does look lovely! Do you think it's safe driving there from Zihuatanejo?

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 14:35 (115 days ago) @ SweetSusy

Yes. It's a 5 hour drive when the toll road is intact.

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by SweetSusy @, Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 17:56 (114 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Is this the road that collapsed recently?

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 19:57 (114 days ago) @ SweetSusy

Yes

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by Pam in NJ ⌂ @, Morristown, NJ, Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 15:43 (115 days ago) @ SweetSusy

You can also visit the Pueblo Magicos - Patzcuaro, Santa Clara de Cobre, Capula, Cuitzeo. Lovely little towns with beautiful handicrafts.

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by Little Guy, Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 17:09 (115 days ago) @ SweetSusy

For any of the inland trips, bring some warmer clothing with you. The daytimes can be pleasantly balmy. Late evenings and mornings can be pretty cool.

I quite enjoy the climate at Tequila during autumn to spring months. I haven’t been there in the summer.

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by wisconsinjuan @, Saturday, June 05, 2021, 17:35 (111 days ago) @ Little Guy

In Morelia you can also get on a guided tour of the area where the monarch butterflies come for the winter. Quite a sight.