A Month In Mexico City
A city full of culture and endless places to explore, Mexico City should be on every travel-lover’s bucketlist.
3 Random Things About CDMX You Probably Didn't Know
This city could compete with Paris for the number of museums it has - over 150
Mile (+1/2) High
Move over Denver - This capital city sits at a surprising 7,350 feet
This giant city has a giant castle in the middle of it's giant central park
Oh, Mexico City.
While planning this trip we had to push past the questionable looks and judgment we’d get when we told people where we were going. “Why not just go to Cozumel or Playa del Carmen? Mexico City is dangerous…” Maybe we got lucky. Maybe we went at the right time. Whatever stars were aligned, we fell in love with this beautiful city instantly. The history, the culture, the food, the people, and even the shopping had us hooked from day one.
We loved it so much that we went back in 2021 to spend 4 weeks there. It was a bit of a different experience after Covid, but we still feel like a month here doesn’t give you enough time to experience it all.
WHERE TO STAY
Many Americans will choose to stay in Polanco feeling that it’s safest. It was a little too rich for our blood, and the other alternatives were great.
You can spend an afternoon on one of these colorful boats floating down the canals.
Donde Esta La Biblioteca
This library reminded us of the Tesseract scene from the movie Interstellar.
Museum of Anthropology
If you have to pick only one (because your significant other hates museums) this is it.
THINGS TO DO IN MEXICO CITY
Since Mexico City is ranked as one of the top 10 largest cities in the world, creating this list is a daunting task. And seeing as how it also often ranks as having the most museums of any city in the world, we could create a list of just museums alone. Thankfully we’re not trying to create the travel-blog-to-outdo-all-travel-blogs, and this is only based on our experience. So, here are some things we enjoyed during our time in CDMX, and would recommend checking out if you ever have the opportunity to go.
- The Library – Biblioteca Vasconcelos
- All the parks
- Independence Monument – The Angel of Independence
- Chapultepec Park and Castle
- Libreria Rosario Castellanos
- Museum of Anthropology
- Frida Kahlo museum
- Day trip to Teotihuacan pyramids
- Go see a Lucha Libre wrestling event
- Alemeda de Santa Maria cultural monument
- The boats on Xochimilco
- Catfecito – visit this cat café and see it’s cuddly, one-eyed resident cat Astro
- Check out the view from the top of the monument in the Plaza de la Republica
- Free Sunday Bike Rides
We’re not foodies and definitely not fancy when it comes to drinking or dining out. But here are a few places we liked enough to go back to more than once:
- Lunch/drinks on the rooftop of El Mayor
- Waikiki Tiki Room
- Dinner at 360 restaurant
Day trip to Puebla
- Catedral de Puebla
If you have time for a ‘weekender’ from landlocked CDMX, you can take a quick flight to Zihuat
What Else Do You Need To Know?
- There is free WiFi “gratis” throughout the city.