As Mexico’s third largest city, there’s no shortage of culture and museums, trendy shops and innovative restaurants at your fingertips in Monterrey. Explore the sights by day, savor one of the city’s famed steak dinners and then hit up the city’s buzzing nightlife.

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Peak season starts in mid-December, hits a crescendo over New Year’s, and continues through Easter week/spring break.

Low season generally runs from after Easter through mid-December, when prices tend to drop considerably.


Visas: U.S. citizens must present a valid passport when entering Mexico. U.S. citizens do not require a visa unless they plan to stay in the country for more than 180 days. Visit the Mexican National Institute of Migration’s (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM) website for the most current entry, exit and visa requirements.
Money: Currency is in Mexican pesos, and ATMs are widely available.
Travel Health: Check with the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico or the Mexican government for the latest health safety information, including travel protocols and requirements like negative COVID-19 tests, quarantines, mask mandates and more in connection with COVID-19. Before traveling, research and prepare for what to do if you get sick while away.


Getting Here: Monterrey is served primarily by Monterrey International Airport (MTY). 
Getting Around: The Metrorrey metro system is efficient and affordable; the city bus system also runs widely throughout the city.


Local Lingo: Regional slang is real in Monterrey. Here are a few words you might hear. Regions: Monterrey locals. Chelas o cheve: Beer. Güey: Buddy or dude. No manches: Really?
Must-Have App: Google Translate; Google Maps; Uber
Insider Tips: While in Monterrey, eat machacasun-cured meat mixed with eggs and a bit of chile pequín.