Mexico City Travel Guide
This Mexico City Travel Guide for La Cuidad de Mexico (CDMX) as how the locals are calling it, is for you if you want to have your best stay in the oldest city in the Americas which boasts with museums, culture and trendy neighborhoods.
Let’s dive straight into it:
What to do – Mexico City Travel Guide
Visit the pyramids of Teotihuacán
The famous archeological site of Teotihuacán is a place you shouldn’t miss and it can be visited as a day trip from Mexico City.
Explore the area Coyacán
Coyacán is one of your favorite areas of Mexico City with it’s historical and bohemian charm.
Beside walking around and getting lost in the interesting streets you can visit the museum of Frida Khalo orcheck out the buzzing Coyacán market to try authentic Mexican food or to buy souvenirs.
Explore the historic center of Mexico City
Walk around and check out the impressive historical landmarks near the Zócalo plaza like the Palacio de Bellas Artes or the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Visit the Castle of Chapultepec
Located in a huge park which attracts Mexicans in the afternoons or at the weekends with music, little places to eat and a lake, Castle of Chapultepec offers a great view of the city and impresses with it’s architecture and museum.
Boat trip trough the canals of Xochimilco
In the south of Mexico City are the famous canals with colorful boats of Xochimilco.
Get some friends together, grab some beers and food and go on a boat ride trough the canals also known as the floating gardens. It’s guaranteed fun and chilled.
During the boat ride you can get more drinks and food and even hire some Mariachis who will play some music for you.
The boat costs 500 Mexican Pesos (23€) an hour. The Price is set by the local government but if you are lucky you can drop the price a bit.
Visit some famous museums
Mexico City has after London the second largest number of museums. Here are some of the best ones to visit:
Museo Nacional de Antropología
This is considered as the best museum of Mexico city and it has permanent archeological and ethical exhibitions.
Frida Khalo Museum
The Frida Khalo Museum or aka the Blue House is the perfect balance of art gallery and museum.
Palacio de Bella Artes
It is a sight by itself with it’s ornate and marble facade but it also hosts ballets and orchestras.
Watch a Lucha Libre wrestling fight
Leaving Mexico without seeing a famous Mexican wrestling mach called Lucha Libre?
There are two places to watch the fight:
- Arena Coliseo
- Arena Mexico
Join a Free Walking Tour
We are big fans of the Free Walking Tour concept which doesn’t have a fixed rate.
In the end you pay how much the tour was worth for you.
We did such a tour in many cities and we always had a great and fun guide and a lot of fun.
Where to go shopping
Are you tired of your clothes? Why don’t you updated your wardrobe in Mexico City?
Second Hand / Vintage
Cool styles and vintage garments for an affordable price, second hand booms in Mexico City.
La Roma is the place to go for Second Hand clothes.
The best stores in Roma are the following:
Where to stay
Location is king in Mexico City and we recommend consider the following points regarding your choice of accommodation:
- Located in a safe area
- Located near a variety of restaurants
- Subway connection nearby
- Comfortable facility
We stayed at the NH Collection Mexico City Centro Historico in the historical center of Mexico City and couldn’t have stayed at a better place.
It is well located in the safe historical center of the city, has a subway station just around the corner, is well equipped with gym and serves one of the best breakfasts we ever had in a hotel: A huge variety of different options and many of them are really healthy (try the green juice, you can’t stop yourself of sipping from it).
How to get around
Even though there are buses, we suggest you to stick to the following methods of transportation in Mexico City:
- Subway: Fast, cheap, reliable and a great network. But please keep an eye on your belongings.
- Uber: Inexpensive and available 24/7. Just the rush-hour traffic could be a bit annoying.
- Didi + Cabify: Alternative apps to Uber.
Tip: Don’t travel abroad without an insurance.
If you want to know which we are using, have a look here.