Mexico City travel guide

The City of Hope

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You're Going to Love Mexico City

Mexico's largest city and capital may be massive, but it isn't hard to love. This major world city offers history, art, great food, shopping and family attractions plus it's easy to get around, beautiful and packed with high-quality accommodation.

Visiting Mexico City is a chance to step into a completely different culture. Explore the riches of Mexican food culture at gourmet restaurants like Izote or El Cardenal. Watch the Day of the Dead celebrations or the Semana Santa procession, or take salsa dancing classes at a downtown studio.

The city also has more than 800 years of history. Explore the world of the ancient Aztecs, wonder at the immensity of the Zocalo and the Metropolitan Cathedral and tour the palaces of the Centro Historico. Or just forget about culture and head to the boutiques in Polanco or the Six Flags Mexico amusement park.

Whether you want to immerse yourself in Mexican culture or enjoy a conventional family vacation, Mexico City is waiting for you touch down. You won't be disappointed.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Mexico City

What to do in Mexico City

When to Visit Mexico City

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Summers in Mexico City aren't the best time to go, with regular rains and hot, humid weather. Winter gets a little chilly, and the weather is unreliable, leaving spring and fall as the best times to go. Head to the city in May and June for the best weather, events like the Semana Santa procession and smaller crowds than July and August.

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How to Get to Mexico City

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Where to Stay in Mexico City

Mexico City has a number of safe, picturesque neighborhoods that are popular with vacationers. Good accommodation options include the Geneve in Zona Rosa, the Hampton Inn in the Centro Historico and the Residencia Polanco in the district of the same name. All of them are comfortable, family and business oriented hotels that offer a high level of service. There are budget choices as well, so if price is an issue check out Mexico City Hostel or the Amigo Suites.

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Shopping Streets

If you are looking for high-end boutiques, Polanco is easily the best area to visit. Ave Presidente Masaryk is the most vibrant shopping street in the area, and is home to stores like Raquel Orozco, the art boutique Histeria and specialty stores like Baby Deli. Condesa offers a more bohemian vibe, with fashion bargains aplenty of local favorites like Suite 66, while Pino Suarez market specializes in youth-fashion and offers rock-bottom prices.

Groceries and Other

Some of the leading grocery chains in Mexico City include familiar names like CostCo and Walmart, along with Mexican stores like Superama and Soriana. All of them offer cheap food and drink, making the city a great place to self-cater. However, a more exciting grocery shopping experience can be enjoyed at Mercado de la Merced, where fresh produce jostles with street food vendors. Prices in Mexico City are very low by US standards. Expect to pay MXN 60 for a gallon of milk and MXN 25 for 12 eggs.

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C$ 51.60
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Where to Eat in Mexico City

If you have ever developed a taste for Mexican food, prepare to be dazzled. Mexico City offers the widest choice of gourmet Mexican eateries on the planet. Some of the best upscale restaurants include El Cardenal in the Sheraton Centro Historico and Los Girasoles. Bakery El Globo is a good place to pick up a snack, as are the street food stalls at the Mercado de la Merced. Don't miss local delicacies like pozole (pork stew) or arrachera (hanger steak). Leave some space for a taco or two as well from cafes and restaurants like Cafe Tacuba, and El Bajio. Expect to pay around MXN 50 at places like Sanborn's up to MXN 200 at the most exclusive restaurants.