Mexico Attractions – Things to Do in Mexico City


Mexico City is located in a valley lodged between two volcanoes. The plateau reaches a height of 2,240 meters (7,349 feet), making Mexico City an exotic and scenic location. The city was built by the Aztecs in 1325 and it has still managed to retain its historic buildings and heritage.

The city is a all-year round destination because of its pleasant climate. It has beautiful expanses of lush green land and plenty of sunshine making the city an ideal holiday location. The rainy period starts in June and lasts through September. The dry warm weather sets in January and lasts through February, making it the perfect time for sightseeing.

There are many things to do in Mexico City and no matter what your budget is, you will find something of interest. Here are some of the things to do in Mexico City:

• Festival: September is the month when Mexico celebrates its Independence Day. Patriotism is celebrated in this city with a party followed by a parade from the Mexican military. Of course, you can hear the President of Mexico shout out the famous Viva Mexico on this day. Besides this, there are many other festivals that are held right through the year.

• Museum: Mexico City has several museums where you can see a part of the city’s and country’s ancient culture and history. The museums that you should visit are Diego Rivera Mural Museum, Museo Dolores Omedo, Museo Leon Trotsky and Museum of Modern Art.

• Shopping: The Garibaldi Square is where you can shop till you drop! The Square has a festive look and mood to it, which makes shopping a fun and enjoyable experience. This is the place where you should pick up souvenirs to gift family and friends.

• Dining: Mexico City is the right place to try a host of authentic Mexican delicacies. In addition, you will not be spending too much eating out. If you want to try authentic Mexican food, visit Café el Popular or Majestic Hotel; Angus for steaks, El Marisquito for seafood and El Tajin for Veracruz delicacies.