101 Of The Best Things To Do In Mexico City: The Ultimate Guide 🇲🇽
Mexico City, one of the biggest cities on Earth, has in recent years also become a burgeoning tourism magnet after cleaning up its act.
Development seems to be taking place on every corner as Mexico city once again springs to life with a culinary and cultural renaissance. You may already know how innovative and varied Mexican food is – not to mention delicious, but here you will find the best of the best.
Not only that but Mexico City has the most museums of any city on Earth – yes, more than even Paris and New York! With various modern and historical neighborhoods, plenty of green spaces, vibrant art, and friendly locals – all the while being a safe haven from the ongoing drug war that counties to ravage the northern states – now is the time to go to Mexico City!
So read on to discover the best tourist attractions in Mexico City and to see a comprehensive list of the 101 things to do in Mexico City. Enjoy!
101 Of The Best Things To Do In Mexico City: The Ultimate Guide 🇲🇽
1. Unleash Your Inner Mexican At A Lucha Libre Match!
2. Marvel At The Soumaya Museum (and see Carlos Slim’s private art collection inside!)
3. Take A Relaxing Boat Ride on Chapultepec Lake On A Nice Day!
4. Learn About The Crazy, Tragic, Brilliant and Beautiful Life of Mexican Icon Frida Kahlo At The Museo Frida Kahlo!
11. Buy Some Local Art Off The Street…Just be sure to haggle hard!
12. Get Your Photo With the Iconic CDMX Symbol (there are a few all over the city!)
13. Try Some Of the Street Juices and Smoothies. A pro tip is to go for the longest line for the best taste and flavor!
14. Wander Any of the Colourful Neighbourhoods in Mexico With No Purpose!
15. Strike Up A Conversation With Friendly Locals (and practice your Spanish!)
16. Walk along Reforma Avenue, one of the longest streets in the entire world!
17. Buy Tacky Souvenirs for Friends and Family. The brighter the colors the better!
18. Try Chilequilas, a traditional Mexican dish typically made of corn tortillas cut in quarters and lightly fried.
19. Explore the up-and-coming La Condesa neighborhood. With green tree-lined avenues, huge art nouveau mansions and bright art deco buildings what’s not to love!
20. Visit The Dog Training School in Parque Mexico. You will never see so many well-behaved dogs in your life!
21. Enjoy A Cheap Coffee and A Panoramic View at the Cafe de la Gran Ciudad (inside the Sears store).
22. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the center of Catholic worship in Mexico.
23. Visit the Free Museum of Modern Art with an extensive collection of works by great 20th-century Mexican artists.
24. Try Some Delicious Street Tacos. Again – the longer the line, the better the food!
25. Visit The Angel of Independence, a victory column on a roundabout in the center of the downtown.
26. Explore the City On A EcoBici, a bicycle sharing system launched by the government of Mexico City in 2010.
27. Enjoy the plethora of fine dining available in Mexico City (with some of the world’s best restaurants)
For the top of the top take a visit to Biko, Dulce Patria or Pujol for innovative chefs who are redefining Mexican identity through their food. A worthwhile splurge you will never forget.
28. Try Delicious And Innovative Vegan Tacos at La Pitahaya Vegana.
29. Explore the Entire Casa Quimera in La Roma, a converted mansion filled with boutique restaurants and bars.
30. Listen to Mariachi Music, the quintessentially Mexican music performance.
One of the best places to visit is Plaza Garibaldi where mariachis in their traditional attire perform in this famous plaza complete with a museum, bars & shops.
Pro-tip…If you are arriving at Mexico City Airport late at night, just book one night at a Mexico City airport hotel. They are comparatively cheap and a lot easier than crossing the entire city at night.
31. Test out your Spanish anywhere you can from street-side stalls to sitting on a park bench!
32. Discover the vivid Coyoacan Markets with plenty of food, shops, and colors!
33. Free Your Mind, Body, and Soul with Yoga in Polanco At AgoraLucis.
34. And afterward check out their organic shop and restaurant, complete with acai…Delicious!
63. Gawk At the UNESCO Listed Luis Barragan House and Studio (just make sure to get your tickets well in advance!)
64. But don’t worry if you can’t get in as there is free entrance to the Luis Barragan Gardens across the road!
65. Wander the Boutique Shops of San Angel, a charming neighborhood of bougainvillea-covered walls, cobblestone streets, and colonial homes.
66. Try Some of the Delicious Coffee In Cafes Around the City.
Mexico City does not disappoint when it comes to coffee. You can find a good cup of joe almost anywhere you go however some the of the best cafes in the city you should try to check out Café Avellaneda, Almanegra, Centro Café, Cucurucho and Casa Cardinal. Discover everything else that might shock you about Mexico City
67. Visit Mexico’s First Cat Cafe, La Gateria.
68. Check Out The Latest Exhibition At the Museo Jumex
69. Discover Gay-Friendly Bars, Clubs, Shops and More in Zona Rosa.
70. Visit the Museum of Popular Art which promotes and preserves Mexican handcrafts and folk art.
91. Head to Rafaella Panaderia Before Visiting the Frida Kahlo Museum for a spot of people watching.
92. Wander Chapultepec Park, the biggest park in the Western Hemisphere.
93. Have a lazy brunch at Lalo, one of Mexico’s hippest places to see and be seen!
94. Wander the galleries of Museo Rufino Tamayo, a public contemporary art museum.
95. Visit the National Museum of History inside the Castle of Chapultepec.
96. Take a moment out to explore the cities many, many art galleries!
97. Enjoy fresh mango with chili, coconut, and other spices! A local delicacy.
98. Try Eating Some Delicious Grasshoppers, a traditional Mexican snack with Oaxacan roots at Yuban in Roma Norte.
99. Visit the San Ángel Inn to rub shoulders with the elite of Mexico City for brunch or high-tea.
100. Take a day trip to Cuernavaca from Mexico City to see in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cathedral.
101. Take home some skills of your own by going to a cooking class in Mexico City.
And there you have it! The top attractions in Mexico City and 101 things to do in Mexico City! There sure is a lot right!
The obvious next step is finding the best hotels to stay in Mexico City. Getting your accommodation sorted early will save you time, money and stress later one! Especially if you don’t speak Spanish. My favorite is the trendy W Hotel Mexico City, but there is something for everyone here!
Many budget travelers (including me) indulge in worldwide airport lounge access, so we can experience luxury while still slumming it in economy. Naturally, we would never leave home without a more general travel guide since we couldn’t possibly cover everything here!
Just add an adventurous attitude and plenty of smiles - they go a long way - and that about covers it all! Now go out, find your own path and don't forget to share your best inspiration stories with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram...I'd love to hear from you!