Mexico City (CDMX) is a cosmopolitan and diverse cultural gem that adventurous travelers and foodies alike will love. The food is a true melting pot and goes far beyond tacos; to bugs and many gastronomy restaurants. With more museums than Paris and New York, CDMX offers a truly cultural experience. Flights are rather inexpensive from the States and most things like food and beverage or museum tickets are pretty inexpensive once you get there. I spent a weekend in CDMX and was able to experience a lot. I can’t wait to go back.
I would recommend staying in Condesa or Roma so you can easily explore like a local and walk to your favorite spots. Polanco is also a very safe area but it is very ritzy so you feel like your in LA so won’t give you an authentic experience.
The nightlife in CDMX is alive with bands and parties and dance clubs everywhere. You won’t have a hard time finding somewhere to go. Definitely check out Xaman and Jules Basement for craft cocktails and speakeasy vibes. Make sure you try all of the street food, go to Contramar for seafood, eat churros in El Murro and LALO! For breakfast.
Visit the Teotihuacan Pyramids
These are a stunning UNESCO world heritage site worthy of the effort of a visit. Go early as it gets hot throughout the day. The fog may not clear until after 9:00am however. We took an uber straight from the airport so we weren’t wasting any time. Depending on traffic it is 30-60 minutes. You can also take public transportation. They have hot air balloon rides that will cost you about $200 but when I was there they were going up when it was foggy so I don’t know if it is worth it.
La Gruta is near gate 5 of the pyramids and is an incredible experience dining in a cave, the food is also excellent.
Visit one of the 160 Museums
Frida Kahlo Museum
Buy tickets online and in the U.S. so you don’t have to wait in the extremely long lines.
Museum of Fine Art
Spend hours exploring the park that is bigger than Central Park. Have a picnic and relax near the water. There are usually performers throughout the park.
Book a tour of Merced, check out Medellin and San Juan or visit Mercado de Coyoacan near the Frida Kahlo Museum. This is the best way to try all the local food and get unique gifts.
Visit CDMX for a weekend or a month, you will be sure to fall in love with the culture, the people and the amazing food!