Mexico City is colorful and exciting. Transportation options are plentiful, allowing you to get out and explore every corner of the city with ease, and there are a ton of things to do. While I don’t always recommend it, the Hop On Hop Off bus is a great way to see Mexico City, because it goes to so many of the top attractions and makes getting around so easy.

If you want to visit when the weather is at its best, plan your trip for March – May, or in the later part of the year for shoulder season prices. It can get extremely hot during the summer, but it’s never really too cold.

Where to Stay in Mexico City

In such a large city, there are many different areas to stay in. I love it when there’s one stand out neighborhood where tourists should stay in a city, but that’s not really the case in Mexico City. Where you stay should depend on what you like most. History lovers should stay in Centro Historico or Reforma, food lovers should stay in Zona Roma, and shopping fanatics should stay in Polanco.

Here are our top recommendations:

  • Hilton Reforma ⇒ PDF version of the Shortcut Guide to Mexico city, to print and take with you.

    You might also like: Our Favorite Mexico City Food Experiences

    Shortcut Travel Guide to Mexico City

    Shortcut travel guide to Mexico City, Mexico. Find information on where to stay, what to see and do and where to eat and drink in the city.
    Shortcut travel guide to Mexico City, Mexico. Find information on where to stay, what to see and do and where to eat and drink in the city.
    Laura Lynch

    Laura Lynch is the creator and writer of Savored Journeys, an avid world traveler and lover of great food and wine.

19 thoughts on “Shortcut Travel Guide to Mexico City, Mexico

  1. Stefan says:

    Amazing! For people like me who are more visual and struggle with large blocks of text, this is perfect 🙂 Isn’t it amazing how uber has taken off in the last year – like almost everywhere in the world?

    • Laura Lynch says:

      Yes, and Uber really saved our butts in Mexico City because I broke my ankle on that trip and I wouldn’t have been able to get around so easily without it.

  2. Jenna says:

    Great guide–thanks for sharing! I’ve never been to Mexico, but this made me want to visit! I think I’d prefer Mexico City over the beach towns–the culture is just too interesting!

  3. Mexico City Attractions says:

    Mexico City Top 10 Attractions

    While visiting Mexico City there are a lot of attractions that you should be aware of to possibly plan into your trip. The esteemed Federal District locality of Mexico has attractions which you could be familiar and others which aren’t that familiar to non local locals of Mexico City we have put together a Top 10 list to help you:

    1. National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)
    2. Piramides de Teotihuacan
    3. Castillo de Chapultepec
    4. Palacio de Bellas Artes
    5. Edificio de Correos
    6. Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso
    7. Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino
    8. Museo Memoria y Tolerancia
    9. National Palace (Palacio Nacional)
    10. Coyoacan

    These are a simple starting point if you have taken a quality guide book you with discover these more and if you have long enough in Mexico City. You will surely discover an array of interesting attractions and locations about the Mexico City vicinity of Mexico.

  4. Pingback: Authentic Mexican Cuisine with a Modern Flair at Pujol in Mexico City | Savored Journeys

  5. Pingback: Our 8 Favorite Things to do in Mexico City | Savored Journeys

Comments are closed.