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What to Do in Mexico City: Must See Attractions

Mexico City Attractions

This bustling national capital has so much to experience. Whether you’re seeking fun things to do in Mexico City or you’re looking to brush up on the local history, it’s easy to fall in love with this place. With countless tourist attractions you'll want to map out your itinerary now. 

Discover the city with tours & day trips and get ready for your Mexico City excursions. Explore the 184 fun activities in Mexico City, Expedia has to offer with free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Mexico City with Kids

Mexico City is a fantastic destination for a family escape. Take the little ones along and enjoy these top family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Mexico City

A trip to Mexico City need not break the bank. You won't have to spend a penny if you check out:

Museo de las Constituciones - Speak to the staff and learn about the collections exhibited at this museum.

Abelardo L. Rodriguez Murals - This is a great place to get your culture fix and learn all about the thriving local arts scene.

Secretaria de Educacion Publica - This popular landmark is the perfect backdrop for a selfie or two.

Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento - You'll feel like you've stepped back in time while learning the secrets of this historic attraction.

Plaza de la Constitucion - Find out why visitors and locals alike are enamored by the charm and character of this place.

Mercado de Artesanías La Cuidadela - Chat to a few locals and discover why many sightseers stop by this place.

Sagrario Metropolitano - Toss some spirituality into your vacation with a visit to this religious sanctuary.

Tlatelolco - Relax and let nature's rugged beauty here calm your soul.

Jardin de la Triple Alianza - Cultivate your green thumb and explore the various plants on show.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Mexico City

Polanco

Visit the most diverse section of Mexico City for sophisticated shopping, dining, accommodations and sightseeing.

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Coyoacan

One of the most popular Mexico City neighborhoods is this quiet colonial space southwest of the historical center.

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Downtown Mexico City

Discover the historic central plaza, scenic park and lovely architecture of this busy central district.

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Santa Fe

Mexico City’s urban redevelopment jewel is this shining neighborhood on the southwest side that was once considered a dump.

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Tlalpan

Discover Tlalpan, memorable for its restaurants. Popular attractions in Tlalpan include Six Flags Mexico and Centro Comercial Perisur, and you can see more of the area by hopping on the metro at Tegepan Station.

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La Condesa

Enjoy 20th-century history in these two sections of Mexico City, with interesting art and architecture reflecting European influences.

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What to Know for Visiting Mexico City for the First Time

Find tips and advice for visiting Mexico City for the first time and plan your fun-filled Mexico vacation.

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8 Tours Dedicated to Historic Women

From astounding authors to fearless freedom fighters, see how women from all over the globe have been changing the course of history for centuries.

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How to Spend a Weekend in Mexico City

Find out how to spend a weekend in Mexico City to ensure you see all the city’s highlights and attractions.

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Where to Take the Best Tequila Tours in Mexico

Bring out the salt and lime and plan a Mexican getaway for National Tequila Day!

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The best of Mexico

Celebrating the beauty and diversity of our Latin American neighbor

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Mexico City Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

Mexico City is a city so colorful it would put a painter’s palette to shame. Check out our travel video to find out why!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Mexico City on a sunny day?

Take advantage of the great weather (and stretch your legs at the same time) with these outdoor activities:

What to do in Mexico City on a rainy day?

If it's raining during your trip, shake off your umbrella and try your hand at these appealing indoor activities:

What is Mexico City famous for?

With loads of iconic attractions like these, your hardest decision will be what to see first:

  • Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Zocalo
  • The Angel of Independence Monument
  • Chapultepec Park

What should I not miss in Mexico City?

If you're eager to discover the best of this destination, add these sights to your itinerary:

  • Six Flags Mexico
  • Auditorio Nacional
  • U.S. Embassy
  • Museo Nacional de Antropologia

Are there cheap things to do in Mexico City?

There are plenty of fun experiences here that'll catch your eye if you're watching your pennies:

What can you do in Mexico City for free?

You could even leave your cash in the hotel safe for the day, because these attractions can be seen for nothing:

  • Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Zocalo
  • The Angel of Independence Monument
  • Chapultepec Park