With Donald Trump’s potential presidency looming over the horizon, many U.S. citizens are planning to jump ship if he takes the mantle. In preparation for the worst, Nearshore Americas compiled a list of 7 great cities to escape to in the Americas, two of which are in Mexico.


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If you live in the American southwest, Ensenada might be just the place. Only 80 miles (125km) south of San Diego, this Mexican city on the Baja California Peninsula is called “The Cinderella of the Pacific”. It has a bustling harbor, with the well-established wine region of Valle de Guadalupe nearby. The region also offers a plethora of outdoor activities, from parasailing, to fishing, to hiking and off-road racing.

With a population of just over 500,000, Ensenada is a manageable size, and has a reliable technological infrastructure. This is essential as the city is home to plenty of working Californian expats, and has the highest per capita population of scientists of anywhere in Latin America. An added bonus is that your neighbors, whether gringos or Mexicans, will share your dismay at the Trump presidency.

Santiago de Querétaro


The second pick from Mexico has everything you need: a fantastic climate, top-notch infrastructure, and easy access to transportation. The capital of the state of Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro (also simply referred to as “Querétaro”), is situated about 120 miles (200km) directly north of Mexico City.

The vibrant and delightful town of San Miguel de Allende, with its booming arts scene, is only 39 miles (63km) to the northwest. Querétaro has all the colonial charm of a highland city in Mexico, but none of the hustle and bustle of Guadalajara, Monterrey, or Mexico City. Steeped in history, the historic center of Querétaro was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.

Where would you want to escape to in Mexico if Trump wins? Let us know in the comments below.