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A Traveler's Guide to Mexico City: Family Experiences + Vegetarian Food & Drinks

I can't believe we waited this long to visit Mexico City.

A few months ago, our family made our way down to Mexico City - such a lively and culturally rich place - A must do for everyone!

Lets start here!

How many days should you spend in Mexico City? Plan at least five days, there is a lot to see.

When is the best time to visit Mexico City? The best months are March, April and May. It does get hot in summer and sometimes rainy between June and September, and winters could be cold. We planned our visit during Presidents Day week (February 18-26), and it was perfectly OK!

What are the top attractions in Mexico City? Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Chapultepec Castle and Park, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Coyoacan and Museo Frida Kahlo are the top tourist attractions. But if you want to explore Mexican culture, there are eight unique experiences that I would recommend.

What's the currency in Mexico? The Mexican Nuevo Peso. Withdraw money at a local bank in Mexico as the USD is usually not accepted. Credit cards are, though. Stick to Visa or Mastercard.

Eight Amazing Mexico City Experiences

Pyramids of Teotihuacan

Just outside of Mexico City, the ancient city of Teotihuacan is home to some of the most impressive, archeologically impressive pyramids in the world. If you are brave enough, take a balloon ride over the pyramids, and find a walking tour guide to showcase their history.

Teotihuacan, Mexico City

This is our entire group, right at the base of the pyramid.

Family photo at Teotihuacan, Mexico
Family photo in Mexico City

The tour we took included a balloon ride, a walking tour around the pyramids, a lovely vegetarian chilaquiles & beans breakfast with traditional music, coffee and sipping tequila + a few visits around the area. When we bought our tickets, we had choosen a bike option but it was too hot to bike, so we walked with a tour guide and learned so much about the history of the pyramids. In general, bikes don't seem like a great option for this experience.