I had a really great feature in the Boston Globe over my recent trip to Mexico City. While the article focused more around the scares of traveling, which we had when we initially planned our trip, I’m so glad we went. The city could not have been more vibrant and I felt completely safe. Since I’ve had some inquiries around my trip, I decided to put a quick guide together for anyone that’s planning a trip.
The first thing to know is all the attractions are spread apart so there’s no one prime area to stay in if you’re trying to do it all. On the upside, Uber is super cheap and your car arrives in minutes so that helped with everything. I feel like we barely scratched the surface of what the city but alas I’ll go back!
Frida Kahlo Museum AKA Casa Azul- Visit the iconic cobalt blue house of artist Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera you have to go. This is also a great area to walk around with parks and markets. You only need about an hour at the museum but the area is a great place to spend an afternoon. Here’s a trip advisor article on all the attractions, definitely hit the market and also Vivero Coyoacan, which is the most epic forest/park!
La Condesa and Roma Norte border each other and are similar funky neighborhoods that are more artsy with great coffee shops and restuarants. La Condesa especially has quite a nightlife and bar strip if you’re looking to go out.
Chapultepec Park and Chapultepec Castle – get lost in this amazing and massive park before heading to Chapultepec Castle, which is located in the middle on a hill, which was a sacred place for the Aztecs.