A city vibrant with culture, food, and endless museums, Mexico City knows how to show anyone a good time. I love that you can have a diverse experience, from dining at Michelin-star restaurants to taco stands, that both blend beautifully. Diverse neighborhoods provide an opportunity for the traveler looking to blend the best of the past and future together in an unforgettable adventure. Here are nine things to do in Mexico City!
Planning a Trip to Mexico City? Here Are My Top Picks for the Best Hotels in Mexico City:
- Casa Polanco, for the best luxury hotel
- La Valise, for the best design hotel
- Hotel Carlota, for the best budget-friendly hotel
For more incredible Mexico City stays, check out my guide to the best hotels in Mexico City. If you’re looking to make the most of your time in the city, be sure to read my Mexico City travel guide and roundup of the best restaurants in Mexico City!
9 Things to Do in Mexico City
1. Visit Biblioteca Vasconcelos
The architecture alone is worth a visit, but the people who come here from all walks of life are inspiring. I could have spent hours in this library just soaking it in.
2. Taste the Local Food
There are plenty of street carts, be sure the food is prepared hot and well-cooked, and get lost in Mexico City’s incredible cuisine. For more, read my guide to the best restaurants in Mexico City!
3. Visit Museo Soumaya
The building looks like fish scales, and inside holds multiple floors of art from Rodin to traditional local art.
4. Hang Like the Locals at Hotel Carlota
Though it’s a hotel, it seems the locals come here to grab coffee by a swanky pool and cool digs.
5. Explore the Food Marts
This is one of my favorite things to do in a new country — take a look at the local produce and grab a few to go.
6. Visit the Museo Tamayo
The one-stop shop for contemporary art lovers.
7. Have a Memorable Dinner at Quintonil
One of those meals that will remain in your memory, Quintonil has a coursed menu that highlights the best of local ingredients and traditional dishes.
8. Walk the Condesa Neighborhood
This was my favorite area to explore by foot as the architecture is stunning, and hidden gems seem to pop up everywhere.
9. Get Caffeinated at Chiquitito Cafe
Stop by for a great cup of coffee.
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