A Weekend in Mexico City
After spending a month in Mexico City for work, we created this guide with our favorite recommendations for how to spend a perfect weekend. There is truly so much to do all over the city from museums, parks, stores, entertainment venues, the zoo and tons of restaurants and bakeries. If you enjoyed this guide, please feel free to leave a tip!
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Things To Do

Zoológico de Chapultepec
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Large zoo with tons of animals to see. Admission is free and you can visit from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Located in a beautiful park as well with museums in walking distance
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Auditorio Nacional
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Perfect venue to see touring shows and concerts. Check out the schedule to see what is coming to town while you're visiting. There is always something for everyone to enjoy! Beautiful venue with comfortable seating too.
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Chapultepec Castle
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Historical museum and castle grounds that costs about $5 a person to enter. You can pay at a machine with a card or pay with pesos at the desk. From the ticket booth, there is a 0.5 mile uphill walk to the castle entry and grounds. The museum and historical items are located inside the museum. I would recommend spending a minimum of 45 minutes here but that is just skimming the surface of all it can offer. Beautiful views of the city since you're at the top of a hill.
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Museo Nacional de Antropología
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Historical museum with lots to see and learn about. They sometimes put on historical performances that highlight hispanic culture.
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Palacio de Bellas Artes
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Located near the Historical center of Mexico City, a stunning building home to various art events.
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Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú
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Support the local baseball team and attend a game at the beautiful new venue. Fun to cheer on the team, see some baseball and eat good traditional stadium food.
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Frida Kahlo Museum
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Located in the heart of the Coyoacán Neighborhood, the Frida Kahlo house is home to all things Frida. This entire region is well known for being the centre of all things related to arts and performance. One of the performance Universities is located here as well.
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Places To Eat and Drink

Café Punta del Cielo Alta Extracción
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Caffé Biscottino
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Tierra Garat
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El Grifo Gourmet
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Karisma
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Has indoor and outdoor seating options available. Decent food and variety of drink options including shots. Chips and salsa is delicious!
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Hello Kitty® Café
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Parks to Explore

Parque Lincoln
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A nice place to stroll for a morning walk. Perfect place to sit on a bench and watch the birds. Full of flowers and greenery. Has a huge children's playground too.
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Campo Marte
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Located in a military area, enjoy this peaceful sculpture park. Everything is made from repurposed items and turned into unique sculptures. There is a water feature in the center as well. Please be respectful and mind your noise level as this is part of military property.
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Bosque de Chapultepec
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Massive park with historical markers to learn from, benches to sit and enjoy the nature, a lake where you can rent a boat or just take a stroll around the entire park.
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Plaza Río de Janeiro
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A small park in the Roma Norte neighborhood with a fountain.
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Where to Stay

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
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High end hotel with pool, tennis courts, basketball court, restaurants inside and great hotel service. In a nice central location to use as a base to explore more of Mexico City.
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Day Trips From Mexico City

Xochimilco Embarcaderos
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Bring peso coins to pay for items on the floating markets and for the bathrooms (approx. 10 pesos per person)! Would also recommend bringing your own toilet paper. You can buy Mexican street corn and other food items/drinks from floating vendors. We brought most of our own food and drink on board and bought more drinks as a supplement once we ran out.
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Pyramids of Teotihuacan
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Neat to learn about the history of the region and the native people who lived there. Beautiful ruins to see. You cannot climb them as they are working to preserve them/avoid erosion damage. Bring a hat, water and sunscreen. There is little to no shade present. You can buy your ticket on site for 90 pesos a person. There are bathrooms but only nearby the entrance. There are vendor stands by the entrance to the pyramids and a few blanket vendors inside the pyramid area. I would recommend exploring the town of Teotihuacan after exploring the pyramids. It is cute and has tons to offer and great local restaurants.
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Grutas Tolantongo
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Beautiful natural area with hot springs, a waterfall and more to explore. Truly a lovely relaxing day where you are surrounded by the blue waters and nice views. Tickets are reasonably priced especially for a whole day experience. From Mexico City, it's about a 3.5 hour drive here. Be prepared for the road to be bumpy if you get car sick. We would recommend bringing your own snacks, sunscreen, a hat and water.
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No matter what you do in Mexico City, there is so much to explore. Take time to be present in your surroundings and enjoy the local culture around you. 

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Hi travelers! I am here to help you enjoy your weekend trips to the fullest to cities near, far, or even in your backyard. Currently:📍Florida, U.S.A. New thatch guides coming soon: Cinque Terre, Italy Just Posted: Evansville, IN & San Diego, CA Upcoming Trips: Tampa, FL, New Orleans, LA ---------- About Me: Michigander at heart but currently traveling the world one week at a time for work. I specialize in budget, outdoor, weekend trips and adventure travel. When not on the road, I am down to spend the day exploring the local city scene. I try to make the most of every work trip by sharing adventures, grand or niche, to encourage others to get out there and embrace what the world has to offer. I love connecting with people from all around the world. Feel free to say hi over on Instagram @weekendpostcards My travel pillars are: - Try at least ONE new thing each trip - Take a walking tour or a local hike - Enjoy every sunset - Explore the places off the beaten path - Avid traveler (14 Countries, 42 States, 24 U.S. National Parks & countless cities) Bucket list items: Ride in a hot air balloon & visit all 50 U.S. states. — Check out my free and paid thatch travel guides on my profile, or for a customized itinerary for any of the locations featured, shoot me a message so we can connect. Let's explore!
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A Weekend in Mexico City
After spending a month in Mexico City for work, we created this guide with our favorite recommendations for how to spend a perfect weekend. There is truly so much to do all over the city from museums, parks, stores, entertainment venues, the zoo and tons of restaurants and bakeries. If you enjoyed this guide, please feel free to leave a tip!
22 Places • 2 Saves • ago
Free

Things To Do

Zoológico de Chapultepec
@WeekendPostcards
Large zoo with tons of animals to see. Admission is free and you can visit from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Located in a beautiful park as well with museums in walking distance
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Details
Auditorio Nacional
@WeekendPostcards
Perfect venue to see touring shows and concerts. Check out the schedule to see what is coming to town while you're visiting. There is always something for everyone to enjoy! Beautiful venue with comfortable seating too.
Add to
Details
Chapultepec Castle
@WeekendPostcards
Historical museum and castle grounds that costs about $5 a person to enter. You can pay at a machine with a card or pay with pesos at the desk. From the ticket booth, there is a 0.5 mile uphill walk to the castle entry and grounds. The museum and historical items are located inside the museum. I would recommend spending a minimum of 45 minutes here but that is just skimming the surface of all it can offer. Beautiful views of the city since you're at the top of a hill.
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Details
Museo Nacional de Antropología
@WeekendPostcards
Historical museum with lots to see and learn about. They sometimes put on historical performances that highlight hispanic culture.
Add to
Details
Palacio de Bellas Artes
@WeekendPostcards
Located near the Historical center of Mexico City, a stunning building home to various art events.
Add to
Details
Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú
@WeekendPostcards
Support the local baseball team and attend a game at the beautiful new venue. Fun to cheer on the team, see some baseball and eat good traditional stadium food.
Add to
Details
Frida Kahlo Museum
@WeekendPostcards
Located in the heart of the Coyoacán Neighborhood, the Frida Kahlo house is home to all things Frida. This entire region is well known for being the centre of all things related to arts and performance. One of the performance Universities is located here as well.
Add to
Details

Places To Eat and Drink

Café Punta del Cielo Alta Extracción
@WeekendPostcards
Add to
Details
Caffé Biscottino
@WeekendPostcards
Add to
Details
Tierra Garat
@WeekendPostcards
Add to
Details
El Grifo Gourmet
@WeekendPostcards
Add to
Details
Add to
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Karisma
@WeekendPostcards
Has indoor and outdoor seating options available. Decent food and variety of drink options including shots. Chips and salsa is delicious!
Add to
Details
Hello Kitty® Café
@WeekendPostcards
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Details

Parks to Explore

Parque Lincoln
@WeekendPostcards
A nice place to stroll for a morning walk. Perfect place to sit on a bench and watch the birds. Full of flowers and greenery. Has a huge children's playground too.
Add to
Details
Campo Marte
@WeekendPostcards
Located in a military area, enjoy this peaceful sculpture park. Everything is made from repurposed items and turned into unique sculptures. There is a water feature in the center as well. Please be respectful and mind your noise level as this is part of military property.
Add to
Details
Bosque de Chapultepec
@WeekendPostcards
Massive park with historical markers to learn from, benches to sit and enjoy the nature, a lake where you can rent a boat or just take a stroll around the entire park.
Add to
Details
Plaza Río de Janeiro
@WeekendPostcards
A small park in the Roma Norte neighborhood with a fountain.
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Details

Where to Stay

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
@WeekendPostcards
High end hotel with pool, tennis courts, basketball court, restaurants inside and great hotel service. In a nice central location to use as a base to explore more of Mexico City.
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Details

Day Trips From Mexico City

Xochimilco Embarcaderos
@WeekendPostcards
Bring peso coins to pay for items on the floating markets and for the bathrooms (approx. 10 pesos per person)! Would also recommend bringing your own toilet paper. You can buy Mexican street corn and other food items/drinks from floating vendors. We brought most of our own food and drink on board and bought more drinks as a supplement once we ran out.
Add to
Details
Pyramids of Teotihuacan
@WeekendPostcards
Neat to learn about the history of the region and the native people who lived there. Beautiful ruins to see. You cannot climb them as they are working to preserve them/avoid erosion damage. Bring a hat, water and sunscreen. There is little to no shade present. You can buy your ticket on site for 90 pesos a person. There are bathrooms but only nearby the entrance. There are vendor stands by the entrance to the pyramids and a few blanket vendors inside the pyramid area. I would recommend exploring the town of Teotihuacan after exploring the pyramids. It is cute and has tons to offer and great local restaurants.
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Details
Grutas Tolantongo
@WeekendPostcards
Beautiful natural area with hot springs, a waterfall and more to explore. Truly a lovely relaxing day where you are surrounded by the blue waters and nice views. Tickets are reasonably priced especially for a whole day experience. From Mexico City, it's about a 3.5 hour drive here. Be prepared for the road to be bumpy if you get car sick. We would recommend bringing your own snacks, sunscreen, a hat and water.
Add to
Details

No matter what you do in Mexico City, there is so much to explore. Take time to be present in your surroundings and enjoy the local culture around you. 

* * *
CURATED BY
Hi travelers! I am here to help you enjoy your weekend trips to the fullest to cities near, far, or even in your backyard. Currently:📍Florida, U.S.A. New thatch guides coming soon: Cinque Terre, Italy Just Posted: Evansville, IN & San Diego, CA Upcoming Trips: Tampa, FL, New Orleans, LA ---------- About Me: Michigander at heart but currently traveling the world one week at a time for work. I specialize in budget, outdoor, weekend trips and adventure travel. When not on the road, I am down to spend the day exploring the local city scene. I try to make the most of every work trip by sharing adventures, grand or niche, to encourage others to get out there and embrace what the world has to offer. I love connecting with people from all around the world. Feel free to say hi over on Instagram @weekendpostcards My travel pillars are: - Try at least ONE new thing each trip - Take a walking tour or a local hike - Enjoy every sunset - Explore the places off the beaten path - Avid traveler (14 Countries, 42 States, 24 U.S. National Parks & countless cities) Bucket list items: Ride in a hot air balloon & visit all 50 U.S. states. — Check out my free and paid thatch travel guides on my profile, or for a customized itinerary for any of the locations featured, shoot me a message so we can connect. Let's explore!
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