We're going in October.
Sure is . . .you would take the same precautions here as you would anywhere else . All this press about how dangerous it is here is just nonsense. It would be like me telling you that you shouldnt go to Cape Cod because someone was shot in Chicago. i live in san miguel de allende, guanjuato, where i operate a small boutique hotel (www.CasaQuetzalHotel.com) and it is still so calm and quiet and wonderful here and yet people who come tell me that everyone up north is say, "OH NO; you cant go there!" Hogwash. Hopefully more people than I are telling you not to believe everything you hear or read . COME ON DOWN!!! about 10 years ago
San Miguel is relatively safe day and night. Mexico has problems (big problems and getting worse), but mostly that's in the cities closest to the US border. Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez notably.
San Miguel is a popular destination for wealthy Mexicans and is a hot spot for retired Americans and Canadians - if retirees consider it safe enough to live, you'll be okay.
The usual rules apply; don't be flashy and keep your cameras and cell phones locked up back at the hotel or out of sight while you're walking around. about 10 years ago