The Ultimate Guide to a Long Weekend in Mexico City

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Fora’s Take

Mexico City is an exciting and lively city. Whether you want to spend your time wandering the streets or see the ruins and canals just outside the city, there's something amazing for every type of traveler to experience. Aside from just tacos, Mexico City has some of the best food of any cities in the world! Mexico City will fulfill your desire to experience somewhere rich with history, food and adventure.

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Where to stay in Mexico City

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Sofitel Mexico City Reforma

A foodie favorite in Reforma, with a sleek, modern style, five restaurants and knockout city views.

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Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

Close to Chapuletepec Park, this polished hotel is a standout for the unflappable service and gorgeous public spaces, from the courtyard restaurant to the rooftop pool.

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Hyatt Regency Mexico City

Formerly The Hotel Nikko, this hotel is in a prime location and features an expansive lobby / bar / restaurant with dramatic brutalist architecture, an indoor pool, tennis courts, Japanese restaurants and a club lounge with amazing views. 

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Welcome note & amenity.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & early check-in whenever possible.

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Things to do in Mexico City

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  • Museo Nacional de Antropología: You can get lost for hours learning about Mexico's anthropological history and how ancient civilizations and colonization shaped Mexico's history.

  • Teotihuacan: A short bus ride from Mexico City, see some of the most famous ruins in Mexico. Just be sure to pack a hat, sunscreen and water as there's no shade!

  • Frida Kahlo Museum: Explore Frida Kahlo's home and learn more about her art and impact. Tickets often sell out, book early.

  • Xochimilco: Take a 45 minute Uber to Xochimilco, where you'll jump into a boat and float among ancient canals. Bring a group of friends and some beers - be sure to buy elotes and a mariachi song while on board!

  • Mercado Merced: Walk around to see some interesting food stalls then do a mezcal tasting while you're here!

  • Mama Rumba: Enjoy the live music and salsa dance like a local!

  • Mercado Sabado: If you find yourself in the city on the weekend, head to Mercado Sabado. It's only open on Saturdays and has dozens of stalls with local artists, treats and more.

  • Lucha Libre Match: Like Nacho Libre, but much better. See a culturally relevant Lucha Libre match that you just can't see anywhere else!

Places to eat & drink in Mexico City

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  • Panaderia Rosetta: You MUST try the guava pastry! There's often a line, but it moves quick.

  • Migrante: Experience a fine dining experience with local flavors, definitely do the tasting menu with wine pairing!

  • Cafe Nin: Great for breakfast or lunch; every pastry is delicious and the egg dishes are *chef's kiss.*

  • Licoreria Limantour: Voted one of the best restaurants in the world, the cocktails here are seasonal and handcrafted. Make reservations or get there right when they open for the best shot at a table.

  • Fonda Margarita: One of the city’s best. Service starts at 5:30 a.m., and the kitchen runs out of food before noon. It is a family-run place that does all its cooking in huge pots placed on a bed of charcoal. The fixed menu changes every day.

  • Catamundi: Located in the posh Polanco neighborhood, you definitely want to try this spot for lunch.

  • BelloPuerto: Yummy seafood and local Mexican wines?! What's not to like?

  • Taqueria Orinoco: The perfect place to get those authentic tacos you'll be dreaming about for days to come.

  • Cancino Havre: Craving pizza? Even though you're in Mexico, there's no judgment here! Head to Cancino Havre for the best wood fired pizzas.

  • Pujol: Named one of the best restaurants in the world, the tasting menu here has to be tried to be believed. Just make reservations as far in advance as you can!

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Madeline Winer's guide, 4-Days in Mexico City.

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