Mexico City

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Palacio de Bellas Artes showing heritage architecture, night scenes and a park

Experience the infectious energy, superb culinary scene, intriguing museums and top-rate cultural and historic sights of Mexico’s sprawling, cosmopolitan capital.

Mexico City is a dynamic urban center with an exciting restaurant scene, compelling historic sites and outstanding cultural attractions. One of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City buzzes with the movement of over 8 million residents. Admire the striking architecture of the city’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit fascinating museums, wander through distinctive neighborhoods and sample the city’s acclaimed cuisine.

Walk around the Zócalo, officially known as the Plaza de la Constitución, the city’s bustling main square and the heart of the Centro Histórico. One of the largest city squares in the world, the Zócalo has been a center for public gatherings for centuries. Look inside the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral on the north side of the square. This church dates back to the 16th century.

Visit the fascinating Templo Mayor, an ancient Aztec temple, and the adjoining Museo del Templo Mayor, which displays over 7,000 artifacts recovered from the site. Tour Museo Frida Kahlo, home of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The museum features collections of Kahlo’s work, along with some of her personal items such as clothing and photos.

See one of the world’s most impressive archaeological collections at the Museo Nacional de Antropología. Each area of the museum features artifacts from a different geographic region or culture, including pre-Columbian artifacts dating as far back as 100 B.C.

Experience Condesa’s chic nightlife scene, browse hip boutiques in Roma or dine on posh patios in upscale Polanco. Shop for local cheeses, artisanal breads and fresh produce at Mercado de San Juan, which specializes in gourmet food items not found elsewhere in the city.

Wonderful dining options for every budget can be found in Mexico City, ranging from street stalls to world-renowned fine dining restaurants. Don’t leave without trying huarache, fried corn tortillas covered with meat, cheese, beans, potatoes, cream and salsa, a dish that originated in Mexico City.

The weather in Mexico City is generally pleasant throughout the year, with temperatures averaging around 55-75 F (13-24 C). Get around using the city’s affordable metro and bus systems.

Take your time discovering the eclectic appeal of Mexico’s captivating capital city.

Where to stay in Mexico City

Galeria Plaza Reforma
Galeria Plaza Reforma
4 out of 5
Hamburgo 195 Col Juarez, Mexico City, 06600
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $87 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,166 reviews)
"The staff was all very friendly and extremely helpful in attending to my needs in a timely manner"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Galeria Plaza Reforma
Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
4 out of 5
Puerto Mexico No. 80, Col. Penon de Los Banos, Mexico City, 15520
The price is $91 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly hotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean rooms in ...
4/5 Very Good! (4,402 reviews)
"I will love to have a wash cloth in the bathroom, and more info on the services to the guests."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
4 out of 5
Mariano Escobedo 700, Col Anzures, Mexico City, CDMX, 11590
The price is $109 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 coffee shops/cafes. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,193 reviews)
"No fridge in the room. The ironing board cover in room 3641 is worn out, needs to be replaced. The hair conditioner offered is of very poor quality. Other than that service was great and facilities are very clean."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Camino Real Polanco Mexico
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HauSuites Santa Fe
HauSuites Santa Fe
3.5 out of 5
Prolongacion Reforma 1190, Colonia Cruz Manca, Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX, 5300
The price is $46 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (303 reviews)
"La ubicación, la suite son fenomenales. El personal muy amable."

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2022

HauSuites Santa Fe
Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
4 out of 5
Juan Salvador Agraz # 60, Colonia Lomas de Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX, 5300
The price is $65 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (431 reviews)
"Everyone (front desk, housekeeping staff) was nice and polite. The place is clean and we like the convenience of having a fridge, microwave and washer/dryer combo in the room. Only complaint was the air conditioner which was a little noisy. Other than that, everything was great including the breakfast ..."

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
Exe Suites San Marino Hotel
Exe Suites San Marino Hotel
4 out of 5
Rio Tiber, 107, Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, CDMX, 6500
The price is $54 per night from May 27 to May 28
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.6/5 Good! (875 reviews)
"The location is very good."

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Exe Suites San Marino Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Mexico City

The majority of visitors to Mexico City make use of the local taxis, which are inexpensive and easily hailed on the street. Choose a taxi service that uses unmarked cars in order to stay safe from criminals who may target marked taxis. Alternatively, join the locals in getting around on the Metro or the public buses. The Metro and the buses can get hot and crowded, but are very affordable. Visit the Electric Transport Service of the Federal District website.Browse Mexico City rental cars.

Best time to visit

Mexico City has great weather year round, with daytime temperatures usually between the mid 70s F and the low 80s F (20s C). One of the most popular times of the year to visit Mexico City is between March and May, when the days will be sunny and the evenings less cool than in winter. Come at this time of year and you will find the streets busy, but less so than in the peak period of July to August.

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