Si vives en Monterrey, te recomiendo que imprimas esta lista y la sigas, aprovecha y se turista en tu propia ciudad. Y si no eres de Monterrey, puedes planear unas vacaciones (pero…¡Ya!) para conocer todos los lugares de esta lista, que te van a encantar.
Monterrey es una ciudad muy hermosa y tiene de todo. Hoy les quiero compartir una lista muy completa de lugares para visitar en Monterrey y en sus alrededores. Todos estos lugares ya los visite y conocí, así que es un recomendación de una mamá real.
Recuerda seguir mi cuenta de Instagram @hellogabyrdz en donde subo muchos stories sobre los lugares que hemos conocido de Monterrey.
Al final voy a colocar signos de dinero, para que más o menos se imaginen que tan cara es la entrada y la visita. Recuerden cargar siempre con sus termos para no andar comprando botellas de agua y tirando tanto bote de plástico.
*Todas las fotos que están en este post fueron tomadas por mi o por mi esposo, o si iba con amigas por mis amigas. Recuerda hacer buen uso de ellas. Protegidas por derechos reservados.
Mis museos favoritos:
Empecemos por la cultura, por promoverla en nuestra familia.
1. Papalote Museo del Niño: Las instalaciones están de lujo y educa a los niños en el cuidado de nuestro planeta. Tiene áreas de todo tipo y para todas las edades. Te recomiendo que llegues muy temprano para que puedas aprovechar todas las instalaciones. Y ya al final puedes ver la película en la súper pantalla que tienen. $$$
2. Planetario Alfa. Una vez al mes tienen un martes con entrada gratuita y los miércoles son 2 por 1. Para nosotros es un clásico porque los niños pueden explorar, tocar y experimentar. Siempre tienen exposiciones que cambian, así como las funciones de las películas. Pero tienen algunas exposiciones más fijas como la del cuerpo humano, y en el ultimo piso la de historia. En el exterior tienen el jardín de la Ciencia, en dónde experimentan de forma tangible y aprenden sobre física y matemáticas. Además del jardín que esta lleno de diversas aves. Te recomiendo llegar temprano a las 3 pm. Tienen una cómoda cafetería, y esta ideal para los días de calor con el delicioso clima que tienen. $$
3. Marco. es mi museo favorito, pero a veces con niños puede ser complicado porque no es museo de niños. Los llevo para que experimenten otro tipo de exposiciones, pero si la dinámica es muy diferente a los otros dos. Los miércoles son gratis. Regularmente vemos las exposiciones, reviso que sean aptas para niños, porque tratan todo tipo de temas. Y al final de recorrer el museo, nos vamos a la cafetería y comemos un rico snack. Puedes solicitar un guía con tiempo por teléfono. $
4. Museo de Historia. Esta muy padre para reforzar conceptos de historia. Los martes son gratis. Puedes aprovechar y dar un recorrido por el Rio Santa Lucia. Los martes y domingos son gratis. $
5. Museo del Dulce. Es un museo muy especial que explora un tema en especifico, pero que engloba tanta cultura de la región. Lo recomiendo mucho, ya que incluso cuenta con visitas escolares, puedes pedir que en tu escuela lo organicen o tu organizarlo con un grupo de amigos. Se genera una experiencia divertida en donde los niños aprenden sobre la cultura gastronómica de Nuevo León. Cuando estén viendo geografía o historia de Nuevo León, puedes visitar este museo. Incluye un recorrido, degustación de dulces de la región (el favorito de mis hijos), cuenta cuentos y luego un taller. Se encuentran justo abajo del Museo de Historia. https//elmuseodeldulce.com.mx o por facebook. $
6. Conarte. It’s free, you just have to arrive and ask for your ticket. They are limited space tours, first you pass the museum, which is like an area where you play with fantastic or mythological characters. You let your imagination fly by creating your own character. Then you go to the library, which has a great variety of books. They have stories, I don’t know exactly the days, but you can check their page.
7. The Bishopric. I don’t know why, but as a girl, my mom took me a lot. I think there were not so many options before. It turns out that I became a mom and took my children to a thousand places, forgetting this classic place. A little while ago I took one of my children and we really enjoyed it. It has an impressive view, the flag of Mexico so majestic and a very interesting museum. $
8. Potrerillo’s mouth . This is a very different museum. I did not know where to place it on the list because it is a museum abroad. They are stones with petroglyphs, from thousands of years ago. The interesting thing is the first archaeological zone in Mexico that opened to the public. It is in the middle of the desert, not in Monterrey, but in its surroundings. Drive for about an hour and a half, and to get there, if you pass a bit of dirt, but easy to travel. It is located on the Monterrey-Mina-Moncolva Highway at Kilometer 45. It has no cost, and is very clean (even the bathrooms). It is necessary to leave prepared with water, sunscreen, cap, even umbrella, and a delicious snack (or several snacks like my children). You can find the Mina Museum very close (as you walk around, take advantage and visit it). There is no cost to enter. Y si te gusta acampar, te recomiendo mucho La Posada en el Potrero Chico, que esta increíble (la alberca wow! super coqueta).
9. Boca del Potrero. Aunque no esta en el estado de Nuevo Leon, nos queda muy cerca. Boca del Potrero se encuentra en el Municipio de Hidalgo Parral del Estado De Chihuahua. Nosotros acampamos en el lugar más bonito para acampar, hasta ahora www.elpotrerochico.mx que se llama La Posada Potrero Chico. Para empezar las montañas son de lo más hermosas con su cielo tan azul. Pero quedarnos en esta posada fue lo máximo, porque tienen unas instalaciones muy bien cuidadas, vegetación hermosa, jardín para las mariposas monarcas, cocina comunitaria, una alberca tipo Tulum, un cafe/barecito (me tome una margarita deliciosa) y más cosas.
10. Grutas de Bustamante. Nos encanto conocer las Grutas de Bustamante, están mas tranquilas que las Grutas de García. Siento que son mas Kids-friendly, porque no están tan empinadas, y es una belleza conocerlas. Los guías turísticos del lugar, llevan años dando estos paseos, así que saben muchísimo y cuidan muy bien las grutas.
11. Desert Museum in Saltillo. Although it is not in Monterrey, it is relatively close. When we went, it was a Saturday very early in the morning, and we really arrived when he opened the Museum (10 am). I recommend arriving early because if it gets full on the weekend. It’s amazing all the exposure and you learn a lot. If your children are dinosaur lovers, this ride is a «must». We like that some animals have. We had to see wolves that had sheltered, since they are in danger of extinction. You can find a garden of the flora of the region. $$
12. Wax Museum. This very father, it hurts that he has no free or discounted days The Children’s Museum is located next to Conarte. If it is worth the visit, it is always impressive to see the wax figures of different historical figures or public people. $$$
13. Furnace 3. It is an important museum in the history of Nuevo León, where you can actively participate in the Steel Gallery, and learn a lot about its management and industry. It has the Oven show, which is very fun and different. I like that they always have diplomas and courses for children, we have never participated but it is something we would like. $$
Si te interesa más información o quieres promover más el arte con tus hijos te recomiendo el curriculum de Arte que esta en $100 pesos mexicanos: https://homeschoolenmexico.com/producto/cv-de-arte/
Áreas verdes o al aire libre
Procuro visitar un parque o área verde por lo menos dos veces a la semana. Así que me he encontrado con cada secreto de la ciudad, y sería un pecado quedarme con estos secretos y no compartirlo contigo. Algunas recomendaciones de esta lista no son áreas verdes, pero son áreas muy divertidas al aire libre con juegos y atracciones para toda la familia.
14. Chipinque . It is a beautiful mountain, where you can appreciate the flora and fauna, they have an insectarium and also a beautiful view. It is one of my favorite places, where your lungs and soul are filled with so much green (ideal to fight depression), that it is the physical equivalent of having traveled to the beach. I recommend it in every way, your health and brain will benefit. You can take food and have a family picnic, while enjoying the games, get on the huge slide and attack yourself with laughter. Remember to take your garbage (even if you see garbage dumps, it is better to take it with you) and do not feed the coatis that are too cute and will come to try to take your sandwich. They have just opened a forest kindergarten called Aldea, and their educational proposal is incredible. $
15. Caster. You can go to the games or ride a bike. There are always events or some new exhibition. Inside the smelter is the Papalote, Conarte, the Wax Museum, Loroaventura, among others. It has no cost.
16. The Friar. It is a secret of Nuevo Leon. You leave Monterrey and you go to the road, Allende is almost at the end (on the left side). There is no sign if you go from Monterrey to there, but if you come from the opposite side if there is a sign (haha sorry for my explanation I hope it is understood). It is 12.5 kilometers from the entrance of the road to the El Fraile river. I recommend you cross the bridge and turn to the left side and you come across an entrance of stones towards the river. Try to carry a plastic bag to pick up the garbage that people have left, let’s try to help and take care of these beautiful places. It has no cost.
17. Four Cienegas. It is located on the road that leads to Torreon (Highway 30). Although this magical town is located in Nuevo Leon, rather in Coahuila, I wanted to include it because it is relatively close. I recommend going very early in the morning and one day is enough, although they have very nice hotels. What I recommend is to visit the Poza Azul and the dunes, although Cuatro Cienegas has more attractions. $$$
18. Garcia Caves . I feel that there is a lot of information about this attraction. They even have tours that leave downtown Monterrey. If you arrive directly, the cost is $ 80 pesos for adults and $ 60 for children. We already went to the caves of Garcia, I hope to go to the Bustamante Grottoes that are more like family-friendly (that’s what they told me). García’s Grottoes are beautiful and it is a treasure that we have them so close, but if with small children it requires a lot of agility, I would take a loaded child and it was important that my husband accompanied me, since the stairs for the children are very steep smaller, but with help everything is fine. $
19. The attached Chipitin. This walk could not have been done without my husband’s driving skills, I think it is very difficult to arrive, as the road is very narrow and very steep. It is located within the Cumbres de Monterrey National Park. But it is very worth it, as you arrive and you find the most beautiful landscapes and the water is very clear. You can even rent a jeep, a friend like that made it to her, and she told me that she entered at the bottom of the attached ones and arrived at the Chipitin waterfall. You can also hire a tour. We simply go down this strait very carefully (haha). It has no cost.
20. La Estanzuela . We just visited this park and we liked it a lot. It has an incredible vegetation and a variety of very interesting animals. When we went we had to see many shackles, like a plague. It has a very father river. And a little bird told me, which ends in a waterfall. I could not get there, because I was with young children, but we reached the river and had a «bomb». It is important to bring plenty of water, corn, apples and a cap (it’s all they let you in). But in the end you can have your picnic on some tables that are at the entrance. It is located south of the city of Monterrey on National Highway 85, then Valle Alto. It has a cost of 20 pesos for those over 10 years. $
21. La Silla River Park. For everyone who lives south of Monterrey, this park is a classic. It is very large, has a playground, some courts and a river. There is even a group that gives courses on birdwatchers, insects, among other things. I highly recommend them. It has no cost.
22. Valle Point. Although it is a shopping center, it has a very fun park in the middle. I think the games in this park are very different from what we are used to in Mexico. In this mall you can find many fun spots for your photos, cafes, restaurants, a first world cinema, and many shops.
23. Serene people. Children enjoy visiting this mall for its large sandpit. It also has a giant chess and swings near the cinema. You can spend a fun afternoon with friends.
24. Grove. You can go for coffee, and enjoy the games and green areas in the middle of the square. There are many very nice places and delicious restaurants. My favorite plan in Arboleda is to go for Bread bread and move on to the games. Follow the account of Arboleda Park, because they have many very different and fun events.
25. Jerónimo Siller Park. This park is located in San Pedro, and I love it because it has a very large slide. It also has a very nice playground. He has a little wooden house, which looks like it came out of a fairy tale.
26. Rufino Tamayo Park. It is a very large park, which has just been remodeled. It has as a park for dogs. The vegetation is from the area. Remember to take good care of these parks because they belong to everyone.
Talleres, bibliotecas y librerías
27. Panda House (Gómez Morín or Serena). This is our last discovery. You arrive and select the activity you want to do such as decorating a cake, cookies, making soaps, your candle, painting ceramics, among many other things. You choose all your material and hands to work. I assure you a super fun afternoon full of creativity. I recommend you talk before to ask about playdate availability. $$$
28. Home Depot workshops. They are free every Saturday. Check the calendar at the nearest Home Depot. We have made tool boxes and little birdhouses.
29. Beityala Bookstore. It is our favorite bookstore, they have a large selection of books (for children and adults). On Saturdays at 4 pm they have storytelling. It is located in Calzada San Pedro, follow your Facebook and Instagram account so you can find out everything (it always has special promotions and events).
30. Benjamin Franklin Library. It is a library with a beautiful children’s area. They have many free activities and classes. It is in the center, but you can find its exact address on its Facebook page and find out about its programming. We went to an experiment course in summer, and we had a great time. And another day we simply went to read.
31. Loroaventura. They have all kinds of parrots (some other species like the lemur) and an exhibition of dinosaurs. It is a very green park with a lake, it has a zip line, pets but the most important thing is the different birds that care. Children have the opportunity to learn and appreciate these birds. During the summer there is the dinosaur exhibition inside this park. I recommend you take a spin and enjoy a fun day. $$
32. Star Biopark . It is a large park with many options for fun. What my children like best is the safari, which is huge. They are very well cared for animals. It is to leave all day, from very early. Inside they have options to eat, maybe the menu could be more nutritious. But the reality is that the facilities are very good and you learn a lot. $$$