Mexico City is a prime example of the old living right alongside the new, and even though the most advantageous of travelers will have a difficult time soaking up all the city has to offer, it doesn’t mean you should stop yourself from trying.

Where to Stay:

You can get chain luxury anywhere you go, so when traveling, especially to an unknown city, it’s nice to ditch the ritz and stay somewhere truly local.

Try the 40-room boutique Contessa df if you’d like to be walking distance from the Parque España, and it’s in one of Mexico City’s best neighborhoods.

The Boutique Hotel de Cortes was constructed at the beginning of the 17th century and right in the heart of Mexico City.

If you make it to Roma, known as Mexico City’s hippest neighborhood, rest your head at the hotel Brick. Minimalist, not cheap, but oh. so. hip.

What to See:

Chapultepec Park, the largest park within a city in the world, is a fantastic hub of old and new. In places the park is as it stood centuries ago, and around the corner you’ll find plenty of entertainment.

If you do decide to stay in Roma, it’s a must for gallery hopping.

Everyone visits the National Museum of Anthropology, which boasts a magnificent collection of pre-Columbian art.

Speaking of pre-Columbian, Teotihuacán contains some of the largest pre-Columbian pyramids in all of Mexico, so you should peep that too.

What to Eat:

Mexico is famous for its just sweet enough pans dulces. To give them a taste visit El Cardenal in the Colonia Centro Histórico

El Lago de los Cisnes encourages guests to “date tu taco” which is great, seeing as it’s open until 6am on Saturdays.  Even if you’ve lost your hunny dancing, you can always have tacos.


-Arianna Schioldager

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