This sprawling, complex, always changing megalopolis is a study in contrasts. From its epic street food to its chef-driven, pilgrimage-worthy restaurants, Mexico City is arguably the most exciting food city in the world. Its art scene—folk and cutting-edge contemporary—is equally dynamic. And its sophisticated hotels, grand public parks and boulevards, and chic shopping streets rival those of Europe. There’s no way you can see, taste, and do all you’ll want to in one visit. But don’t worry, it’s a place that gets deep under your skin. You’ll be back.
Plan Your Mexico City Trip
- Lamartine 415, Mexico CityRead full reviewCool, modern, and already classic.
- $ | Let's start at Tío Pepe: Avenida Independencia 26 Colonia Centro Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de MéxicoRead full reviewBeer and tequila prevail.
- Avenida Horacio y Moliere Polanco Miguel Hidalgo , Ciudad de México 06030Read full reviewIt's both a place of worship and a haven for architecture nerds.
- Avenida Rodolfo Neri Vela Bosque de Chapultepec II Secc Miguel Hidalgo , Ciudad de México 11100Read full reviewThose who've seen everything haven't yet seen this.
- Plaza de la República S/N Tabacalera Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México 06030Read full reviewThe largest triumphal arch in the world.
- Plaza de la Constitución Centro Histórico Centro Cuauhtémoc 06010 Ciudad de México CDMX, Ciudad de México 06010Read full reviewOne of the best (and cheapest) shoe-shine experiences you'll find.
- Museo 150 San Pablo Tepetlapa Coyoacán, Ciudad de México 04620Read full reviewPart studio, part museum and part shrine for Mexican art that Diego Rivera built as an architectural piece uniting past, present, and future to the natural environment.
- Centro Cultural Universitario, Mario de La Cueva, Universitaria, Mexico City 04510Read full reviewEven if you don't love art or sculptures, this garden is still a lovely place to spend a few hours.
- Calle Ozuluama 21, Hipódromo, Mexico CIty 06140Read full reviewThis Mexico City–based company runs intimate, casual culinary tours that immerse visitors in the city's vast food scene.
- Mexico CityRead full reviewOnce gritty, the area is now teeming with great boutiques, bars, and restaurants, especially the leafy central square.
- 303 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Mexico City 11529Read full reviewMuseo Jumex is a contemporary art museum with works by the likes of Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst.
- República de Perú 77, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Mexico City 06000Read full reviewA giant venue that hosts sporting and entertainment events, the Arena seats as many as 23,300 spectators.
- Xochimilco, Mexico CityRead full reviewThe private art collection of Mexican heiress Dolores Olmedo is on display at her hacienda-style former estate, with impressive gardens.
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