Bullfights - Several times a year, the local cattle ranchers host a matador show, which usually lasts 3-4 days.
Colonial square downtown, with nearby market, beautiful old cathedral, and very good shopping.
Huasteca Culture Museum (Museo de la Cultura Huasteca, INAH), Cp. Ma. Alejandrina Elias Ortiz, 833 256 8717, . Guided tours available. Daily 10am-6pm. Adults 33 pesos, students free.
Laguna del Carpintero in downtown.
Metropolitan Cultural Center (METRO), . Opened in 2004, featuring international ballet and symphony.
Playa Miramar is a popular beach destination for residents of Monterrey. The beach is safe and relatively clean, though some work needs to be done by the local residents and authorities on this count, especially during the high season.
La Caverna, 405 Heroes del Canonero, is a life-saver. Decent beer, good pool tables and an affable barkeep/owner.
La Hacienda, 16 de Septiembre #702 PTE Ampliacion de la Unidad Nacional (Right outside the back entry of the Soriana Ampliacion under parking lot). Mexican "Antojitos", good variety of Mexican food and delicious deserts! It's open from Thursdays to Tuesdays from 7pm to almost 12am.fair. (22.284319,-97.847714)edit
Hotel Regis, Francisco I. Madero No. 605 Ote. A great budget option, the rooms have fans and private bathrooms with hot water. No attached or included parking, but if you're traveling by motorcycle they'll let you roll your bike into the lobby for the night.