July 21, 2024

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Mexico City Travel Guide: Where to Go and What to Do

Mexico City Travel Guide: Where to Go and What to Do

Mexico City has long been at the top of my travel bucket list. From food to culture to history, the city checks every box—and then some—of qualities I look for when I’m about to embark on a new adventure. It even scratches my artistic and cinematic itches, boasting the home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera along with iconic filming locations for films by directors like Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu. Plus, I knew that the city boasted an incomparable gastronomic scene, from street food to beverages to gourmet meals. 

However, when traveling anywhere for the first time, it’s hard to know where to go and what to do. So, I’ve distilled countless nuggets of knowledge from local tips, online research, and personal experiences to flesh out a guide of the best places to stay, eat, drink, and play in this vibrant, historic city. 

Where to Stay

Mexico City skyline at night

The view of the Mexico City skyline from the rooftop bar of the Sofitel Mexico City Reforma Hotel. The Angel de Independencía, or Angel of Independence landmark, is illuminated in purple on the lower left. 

(Image credit: Gabrielle Ulubay)

Mexico City boasts a number of beautiful hotels, many of which are located around the Juarez and Colonia Cuauhtémoc neighborhoods. This area is ideal if you’re looking for easy access to some of the best Mexico City has to offer in terms of food, nightlife, landmarks, and activities. Plus, this neighborhood is a short walk away from Mexico City’s famous La Condesa quarter, which is filled with tree-lined street, art nouveau style mansions, and stylish bars and clubs.