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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.

CDMX

3 Random Things About CDMX You Probably Didn't Know

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Museums Galore

This city could compete with Paris for the number of museums it has - over 150

cdmx dia de los muertos design

Mile (+1/2) High

Move over Denver - This capital city sits at a surprising 7,350 feet

Chapultepec

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.¬†¬†

Did you know?

At 1,695 acres, Mexico City's Chapultepec Park is almost twice the size of Central Park in NYC.

THE MAP

How To Get Around

Mexico City is very walkable. We would sometimes log 10+ miles a day. If that’s not for you, here are some other options:

  • Rent a bike
  • Uber
  • Taxi
  • Metro
  • Rent a car, if you are an experienced driver and have a parking option
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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.

NEIGHBORHOODS

Highlights

view of colorful boats from xochimilco in mexico city

Xochimilco

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
  • Palacio
  • Ruins
  • 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¬†
  • Zocalo
  • Alemeda de Santa Maria cultural monument¬†
  • The boats on Xochimilco¬†
  • Catfecito – visit this cat caf√© 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¬†
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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.¬†