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Top 10 Things To Do In Mexico City

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Places To Go In Mexico City

Let the energy of Mexico City draw you to its stunning architecture, brilliant arts scene, and cuisine that combines old-world flavors with edible innovation. In the oldest capital city in the American continents, you’ll discover exactly why several civilizations have travelled the globe to put down roots in the Basin of Mexico. Whether you’re exploring Aztec ruins or reveling in modern-day festivals, you’ll never have to wonder what to do in Mexico City next— just follow the beat of your heart…which sounds a lot like the clicking heels of the Jarabe Tapatío (i.e. Mexican Hat Dance).

Things to Do in Mexico City

If you’re seeking inspiration for your itinerary, lean in, traveler. Mexico City is always on the move, especially its arts community. So it’s no wonder that the local brilliance spills into the city streets. Wander through the galleries and catch a world-premiere performance at the stunning Palacio de Bellas Artes in the Historic Center district downtown. Then, walk among masterpieces along the avenues and alleyways of the City of a Thousand Murals for a tour of some unsung Mexico City attractions.

As you take in the splashes of color, savor some of Mexico’s finest street cuisine. Eating tacos al pastor and grilled fish while sitting on a curb may not be glamorous, but that’s part of the authentic Mexico City experience. The same can be said of Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan—the ancient capital of the Aztec civilization right in the heart of the downtown area. Sift through the ruins for a glimpse of grandeur. Near the excavations, you’ll find a cluster of Mexico City hotels where you can experience antiquity while relaxing in luxury.

As you build your itinerary, don’t forget to book your flights and hotel with Travelocity. Save more when you bundle a Mexico City vacation like a carefully layered tiacoya—a stuffed corn cake topped with salsas and cheese. Doesn’t that sound delightful?