Mexico City Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 74%History Buffs
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 66%Art & Design Lovers
- 64%Adventure Travelers
- 58%Business Travelers
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- Mexico CityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9
Street food in México City is an experience that should not be missed! Doesn't matter which area you are in. I ate mine in the Zócalo area. Expect to pay 15 pesos (about 1.25 USD) for a taco hand made by a localRecommended for:
- Mexico CityMember ofLocal CultureLGBTHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Begin your tour of Mexico City with a stop at the Constitution Plaza, or Zocalo. This city square sits in the center of several architecturally astounding historic buildings. Visit the Supreme Court building, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the archaeological site of Templo Mayor. Then stop at the National Palace to admire the famous murals of Diego Rivera. Continue with a visit to Chapultepec Park, as well as the Anthropology Museum. Finally, peruse some of the most interesting neighborhoods of Mexico City, including the charming San Angel and the modern Santa Fe.Recommended for:
- Mexico CityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4
Easy to get around for non-Spanish speakers. All the amenities of a modern bustling city, with all the Mexican cultural facets. Several day-trips at your fingertips, and a variety of ways to experience the city with a myriad of boroughs. All the food is delicious, authentic and cheap cheap cheap!Recommended for:
- Mexico CityMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 3
This city never gets the love it deserves. It's cheap, easy to get around by subway, has the best street food on the planet, and tons interesting places to check out. The history of the city is incredible. In one place you can view Aztec ruins, Spanish colonial churches, and rising skyscrapers.
You might find you never eat in a restaurant and not care, drink mescal at 2, and hear "bienvenidos a Mexico" from locals on the subway.Recommended for:
- Mexico City
Americans are so lucky to have this metropolis in their hemisphere. It's staggering. The center is as gorgeous as any European capital, the arts scene is astounding, the sprawl is boggling. I bought a map of the *entire* city, and it nearly covered a twin bed. The area I explored in a week was about four square inches. I would move there in a second. On a totally practical note: if you're coming from sea level, the high altitude will likely make you very tired, so don't plan a lot in the first few days.Recommended for:
- Mexico CityMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design Lovers
This is a very large city (largest in North America) and is very chaotic as well. Make sure you are comfortable with the altitude before you do any thing very strenuous. Do your research before you go and stay save.
- Mexico CityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4
I visited Mexico City once, and by accident (I was living in Guatemala and needed to see a gastroenterologist). And I completely fell in love with the DF. If I had to move there for some reason, I wouldn't have minded. I love cities that are engaging and lively, but where you can still find some breathing room. I love the Frida Kahlo museum, the Diego Rivera murals, the anthropological museum, and the campiness of Xochimilco. That Teotihuacan is just a few miles away is a fantastic bonus. Oh, and did I mention the food? Reason enough to visit, as it's the best food in Mexico I'd say.
- Mexico City
A fast-paced city like any other only its enormity never ceases to hold surprises around every corner. From the architecture of the Spaniards to the modern malls with their boutiques and food courts, there is definitely something for everyone in this vast metropolitan city of the world.
- Mexico CityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
Mexico City is a teaming mega-metropolis of 20+ million people, or about 20% of the entire population in it's sprawling environs. It is the commercial and political power center of Mexico.
There are many major international corporations with subsidiaries headquartered here, and of course, it is the capital of Mexico. It does have a rich heritage and colorful history.
Despite it's many charms, Mexico City isn't the safest city in the world. It is crowded with over 20+ million people, it is smoggy and filled with traffic congestion, then there is the threat of earthquakes, and the mile high altitude and thin air takes some getting used to. Also, you should never hail a taxi on the street, but order one officially through the hotel, as a foreign tourist.
Like any large city, it has its bad elements, and millions of poor in outlaying shanty towns. The city center is pretty safe, but you should use precautions just like you would in New York or Paris.
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Aliases: Ciudad de Mexico, מקסיקו סיטי, Mexico D.F., D.F.