Wondering what to do in Mexico City? There are plenty of amazing things to do in Mexico City, but in this post you will find our top 10 suggestions.
A little background: Mexico is one of the biggest cities in the world when it comes to population. It is located on an island in the middle of a large lake, this place was previously called Tenochtitlan. Spanish people started settling down in Mexico in 1519 and hence is the reason behind Mexico’s Spanish influence.
With a population of more than 22 million, Mexico City is the largest metropolitan city in the whole of the Western Hemisphere. It is also the largest city that has a Spanish speaking crowd.
The official name of Mexico is the United Mexican States. There are so many things for an adventurous and exciting type of traveler to do in Mexico. Here we will tell you our top things you can do when you are in this mesmeric city of Mexico.
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Top 10 things to do in Mexico City Travel List
Roma Norte Mexico City Travel
One of the most favorite neighborhoods of Mexico city is Roma Norte. It is located in the southwest of Mexico City. It is a little different from the main city of Mexico. You will find green trees lined up and wide pavements to take a relaxing walk along the streets. Catch some sunshine and grab a coffee on these cute streets.
A dog lover destination, we can say! There are so many people walking their dog on these streets. Numerous cafes, boutiques and a lot of art worked walls affirm that Roma Norte is one of the best places to visit when in Mexico.
Roma Norte being an art lover’s paradise is definitely house to amazing cafes like Panaderia Rosetta, Buna 42 and Dosis Cafe. The go-to restaurants in Roma Norte are:
- El Lugarcito ( Av. Yucatan 64, Roma Nte )
- Galanga Thai Kitchen ( Guanajuato 202, Roma Nte )
- La Docena ( Av. Álvaro Obregón 31, Roma Nte )
- Porco Rosso ( Zacatecas 102, Roma Nte )
- Mercado Roma ( Calle Querétaro 225, Roma Nte )
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La Condesa Mexico City Travel
One of the fashionable neighborhoods of the Mexican city is La Condesa. Soak yourself in the nightlife here. Shop unique clothes at the designer boutiques and chill at the lush green parks. If you are an artist, business person, student or people who love to gather knowledge, then La Condesa is for you.
Being one of the biggest nightlife capital in the whole country, La Condesa has lounges and karaoke bars that would excite your soul. If you are a foodie, then La Condesa has some of the country’s excellent cafes and restaurants. Well, you may have tasted Mexican food from all parts of the world. But, try out the original version of your favorite Mexican dishes. You can also try Italian and France cuisines that are popular here.
Another exciting thing to do in Condesa Mexico travel is a theater visit to Foro Shakespeare. This multi-modal space has five halls and is taken care of by independent theatre companies. Foro Shakespeare will make you realize the skillful work that goes behind every piece of drama.
Frida Kahlo Museum
Well- known as the Blue House, Frida Kahlo Museum is the home of Frida. She had shared this home with her artist husband Diego Rivera. After the death of Frida, this house was converted into a museum. Indulge in the inspiring collection of artwork by Frida and Diego in this place.
Take a free ticket to go inside Museo Soumaya in the neighborhood of Polanco. This is one of the most visited museums in Mexico. The museum holds 60000 artworks that are centuries old. Masterworks of Rodin, Dali, and many more international artists are present here. You can also take a trip to Museo Jumex that is just at a small distance from this place. The contemporary art lover inside you will jump in happiness at this place.
El Zocalo and The Metropolitan Cathedral
El Zocalo brings you to the historical times of Mexico city. The Metropolitan Cathedral sits beside Zocalo. This intensely beautiful place will turn you on with its facades and classic architecture. Go exploring the ancient ruins that are under the Templo Mayor city.
A similar place like that in New York but in a bigger size is Chapultepec Park. This was first given its name after the Aztec ruler. It is more than 1,600 acres and is two times bigger than Central Park. Fill your hearts with joy at the beautiful sight of trees and lakes of this Park. It is also a botanical garden and has the National Anthropological Museum here. You also can visit the theme park present here. Visit the zoo for free to see local animals and cute pandas that is available only in a few places in the world.
Street Foods of Mexico
In Mexico and haven’t tried any street foods? Well, then you are missing out the whole idea of Mexico travel. Being a food lover’s paradise, you will drool over all the yummy street foods in Mexico. The top ones that you must try are Tacos Al Pastor, Chicharron de queso and Gringas! Take a food tour to explore what all Mexico has to offer for you! P.S. If you love tequila, there is not better place than Mexico for a good tequila tasting.
Pyramids in Mexico
The ruins of Teotihuacan is again a must-see place in Mexico. It is situated in the outskirts of the city and will make you feel in Egypt! You can either go on a day trip or stay there in Teotihuacan. This is a great option to explore more in this area of ancient ruins. You can also opt to take the hot air balloon to see the pyramids from the top. Overall, it is a great experience to visit the Pyramids of Teotihuacan.
Double Decker Turibus
How amazing is it to jump into a Turibus to explore the Mexican city in that angle? Yes, you can get an overview of Mexico, their history and the beautiful architecture. This is one unique form of sightseeing that you can do. There are 4 different intersecting Turibus lines in Mexico. The basic tour is around the main city of Mexico while the Polanco tour is through the porshe and modern area. Another amazing tour experience is the Southern circuit to Coayacan. Last but not least, a short Basilica tour is something you should do if you have a limited time of stay. The buses ply from 9 AM to 9 PM. The ticket cost is $140 pesos on a weekday and this can be purchased on board itself.
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Sanborn is one of the most iconic Mexican cafe and restaurant that has branches in many places in the city and even the country. The most special one is located in Torree Latino Americana. Enter this place and you will go back to the time of classic Mexico City. Sanborn has a range of delicious food that you can never forget. If you are super-full for a meal or have no time left in your schedule, then at least try out their sweet range and coffee. You will never regret doing so!
There are a lot more things to do when you are in Mexico. But, the top 10 have been listed in this Mexican Travel blog. Mexico city is one of our most loved cities. Do you know why we love Mexico so much? Preparing for your first Mexican trip? We have an amazing Mexican Travel plan. Follow us to know about things you have to do and mistakes you should avoid in Mexico. Watch our latest videos on Youtube to guide you through the things in Mexico City.
This is a guest post by Jimmy & Tah from Divertliving.com
About the authors: Hi! We are Jimmy & Tah, American and Thai Millennials who left our careers in the military and finance to become full-time travelers. We met in August 2015 in South Korea, kicked off traveling in September 2017 with $4000 in saving account and first started publishing our journey on how we live the life we have always dreamt of – traveling and being able to work wherever we love ( as long as there are Wi-Fi and coffee ☕️)
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