Known as the City of Seven Neighborhoods, San Luis Potosi is strategically located in Central Mexico in the state of San Luis Potosi, between Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. It is Mexico's 10th largest city in size, with a metropolitan population of roughly 1,000,000. Meeting venues in San Luis Potosi account for 3,259 rooms, which have ratings between 3 and 5 Stars; as well as 2 convention centers and an events dome, which can host up to 10,000 people.
San Luis Potosi is accessible from most major national destinations, as well as a few U.S. destinations. San Luis Potosi's international airport, Ponciana Arriaga, is located 18 miles north of the city, serves 12 major national destination and 3 international destinations (which include Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio). There are 11 ground transportation companies that serve the city.
The largest convention center, the San Luis Potosi Convention Center, was inaugurated in 2009 (complete with 12 rooms covering a surface area of 29,000 square feet) that is able to host up to 10,000 attendees. There is also a wide array of historic venues in San Luis Potosi that host events, including artistic centers, museums, university auditoriums and theatre houses. The city offers exciting tourism options as post- and pre-event activities, which include visits to well-preserved traditional villages, eco-tourism activities (hiking, camping, climbing, rappelling, lagoons), museum visits, diverse cultural and historical activities and sites. In recent years, San Luis Potosi has hosted the filming of several major cinematographic productions; many attribute this phenomenon to the state's wide variety of beautiful landscapes, unique architecture and authentic feel.
Founded in 1592, the city distinguishes itself by its stunning building facades and Baroque-style architecture, which are lit up at night. It is surrounded by areas of unparalleled natural splendor.