Things to Do
Castillo de Chapultepec: Nestled in the middle of Chapultepec Park, this feat of architecture is home to Mexico's National Museum of History. Expect to get a work out in on the way up, but it's worth the climb.
Ave Presidente Masaryk: Boutiques of famous brands line this street.
Mercado Roma: End all, be all when it comes to quality eats.
La Ciudadela: Vast market of traditional Mexican artifacts.
Teotihuacan Pyramids: Gorgeous, easily accessible, and great for some light leg work. Take a tour for extra knowledge.
Diego Rivera Murals and Museo Frida Kahlo: Catch some of Mexico's finest art displays. Neither are open on Mondays!
Palacio de Bellas Artes: An art museum filled with many of Mexico's cultural treasures! There are often performances held here... Let's just say that if there is a performance at Bellas Artes, it is FOR SURE worth going to see it.
Polanco: A cute part of Mexico City where there are great places to get a good bite to eat, shop, stay, or go out!
Virgin of Guadalupe Cathedral: Beautiful Catholic cathedral.
Sumaya: The art museum that is a piece of art in itself! This gorgeous architecture houses some of the early centuries most prized pieces.
Puebla: Pleasant colonial city known for it's pottery, architecture, and culinary history.
Taxco: Adorable town famous for its silver industry.
Tepotzlan: A magical town just outside of Mexico City perfect for a day trip on a Saturday. On Saturday, the town opens up it's market to all of the local artisans to sell their pieces of art. There is also a beautiful pyramid to see if you are up for a beautiful hike with gorgeous views.
Places to Eat
Buena Barra: Upscale restaurant with rooftop seating. Order it all, it will be hands down one of the best meals you've ever had.
La Aceituna: Cute low-key lunch spot in Polanco with delightful food.
Quinonil: Highly ranked restaurant on multiple world-renown lists . Go here for a memorable meal.
Contramar: Seafood/Mexican, great for lunch or dinner. Order the Tostadas de atun and Pescado a la talla. Signature dishes can't be topped.
Cantina La 20: Locations in multiple countries. Unique atmosphere with awesome food.
Panaderîa Rosetta: Stellar bakery. Fresh bread and treats for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Four Seasons: Go for brunch! They have beautiful gardens.
Lampuga: Authentic Mexican dishes, reservations ideal.
La Bonita: A beautiful contemporary Mexican restaurant- One of our absolute favorites!
La Unica: Another must-go for traditional Mexican food. Posh decor, sit on the patio if possible.
Lalo: Best for breakfast/brunch.
Purveyor: Never a bad time to pop in. Gorgeous garden and glass roof.
Places to Drink
Gin Gin : Great cocktail bar. Go to the front bar and see if Rodrigo is working. Man makes happiness in a glass.
Hotel Habita: Hit up their rooftop bar. Great for an evening drink.
Condesa DF Hotel Rooftop: Catch the sunset with a strong cocktail.
Bar 27: A good place to get a drink and go out for a night of dancing
Places to Stay
The W Hotel in Polanco: Of all the hotels in the city, this is by far our favorite. Accommodating staff, extremely friendly and eager to provide directions/suggestions. Inside decor is posh & modern
***Polanco in general is a good area to stay- a lot of good hotels/airbnbs***
Uber is available here, so take it when you can. It's super cheap and a safer way to ensure the taxi is legit.