There aren’t too many places on the planet where you can enjoy a mix of UNESCO World Heritage sites, contemporary museums, ancient and modern cultures, expansive outdoor parks and plazas, and world-class cuisine. Mexico City is one of those unique locations. Whether your visit brings you to the nation’s capital for an architectural tour of buildings like the Central University City Campus; to discover the archeological wonders of Templo Mayor; to pass the time under the blue sky at Chapultepec, the largest city park in the Western Hemisphere; or simply to feast on the tastes of “Old Mexico" in the Colonia Centro Historico neighborhood, downtown Mexico City hotels like Historico Central put you close to it all.
With average temperatures ranging from about 70 to 80 degrees throughout the year, there really isn’t a bad time to explore the central Mexican metropolis. That said, the conditions are best during the spring months. Not only will the temperatures be quite comfortable, but rainfall totals are at their lowest—offering you optimal weather for getting outside. Chances are, you’ve never experienced a Holy Week celebration like Semana Santa. From Palm Sunday to Easter, Christian devotees come together to re-enact the Passion Play. If you prefer your celebrations to be more historical in nature rather than religious, Cinco de Mayo is another festive national holiday. Plus, as spring turns into summer, you can find cheap hotels in downtown Mexico City as rates drop due to the impending rainy season.
Once the rains subside, the conditions ripen for more outdoor activities. The calendar during the fall months features one festival after another. In mid-September, celebrate Mexican Independence Day with 8,000,000 of your closest friends. Come the first of November, honor the dead and ward off evil spirits during Día de los Muertos. You don’t have to paint your face like a sugar skull, but opportunity may not knock again.
When you use Travelocity to book your Mexico City downtown hotel like Hotel de Cortes, not only will you save a lot of money, you’ll also be close to some of the best food the country—as well as the world—has to offer. Highly touted as one of the best restaurants in the world by multiple publications, chef Enrique Olivera’s Pujol in the Polanco neighborhood serves avant-garde Mexican cuisine crafted only with local ingredients. Another eatery receiving Top-50 list accolades is Biko, where you’ll find a unique mix of Basque and Mexican fare.
You might be surprised to learn that you can find fresh seafood in Mexico City. The selection at La Nueva Viga Market is without peer in all of the Americas. Given the proximity to the many delicacies of the seas, visitors to the city can enjoy a variety of regional and international cuisines that will make your mouth water in multiple languages. No matter your entrée selection, they all taste better when paired with a local wine, cerveza, or tequila. Let Travelocity handle your travel arrangements so you can focus on creating a Mexico City eating tour for the ages.