What to do in Mexico City?
Mexico City is a big megapolis, it is actually one of the most multi-layered, multi-faceted, and multi-cultural cities in the world.
Mexico City is a capital with a life of its own. Colorfully marked hilltops as far as the eye can see, sprawl to the far reaches of the city. Exquisite restaurants and soulful markets offer excellent Mexican cuisine.
Modernity sits side by side with its colonial heritage, the city is captivating and the vivacious spirit makes it a must for a visit to Mexico.
If possible, it’s best to get around the city on foot. Mexico City is actually laid out perfectly to accommodate those choosing this method of transportation.
Mexico City is also a large metropolitan area, so it stands to reason that you need an alternative form of transportation on occasion. Most of the neighborhoods in Mexico City are well-connected by the community’s mass transit system.
If you’ll be traveling by bus or subway, keep an eye out for pink placards that designate certain transportation for women only.
This program was instituted in 2008 to stem the number of incidents on public transportation in which women were groped by men. It’s a successful program, and it may be a wise choice to take advantage of this option for women traveling alone.
Men should take care not to board one of these buses or cars.
Mexico City is an enchanting place that is full of color and life, and the many distinctive neighborhoods in Mexico City are simply waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.
What to do in Mexico City?
Suggested route for Day 1
- Take historical and cultural tours with a local guide or ride the Turibus
- Explore the Baroque folds of its UNESCO-protected Historic Center and Zocalo Square
- Metropolitan Cathedral and National Palace
- Discover the capital’s Aztec foundations at the magnificent Templo Mayor
- Visit the observation deck on the 44th floor in Torre Latinoamericana
- The exhibitions at the Palace of Fine Arts
- Walk along Paseo de la Reforma and visit Chapultepec
- Archaeological collections at the National Anthropological Museum
- Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco
- The Plaza Garibaldi, a home of mariachi music
- Eating out at the capital’s innumerable haute cuisine restaurants and street food
- Take shopping trips that steer you to the city’s best markets and stores
Suggested route for Day 2
- Basilicas of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Colorful boat rides through the Xochimilco Eco Park
- The Frida Kahlo Museum
Suggested one-day trips from Mexico City
- Take a trip to the incredible Teotihuacan pyramids
- The colonial city of Puebla is only a two-hour drive away
When is the best time to visit Mexico City?
Located on an elevated highland plateau, Mexico City also enjoys a temperate, spring-like climate all year round with an average temperature of 22°C.