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Mexico City Travel Guide

This sprawling, complex, always changing megalopolis is a study in contrasts. From its epic street food to its chef-driven, pilgrimage-worthy restaurants, Mexico City is arguably the most exciting food city in the world. Its art scene—folk and cutting-edge contemporary—is equally dynamic. And its sophisticated hotels, grand public parks and boulevards, and chic shopping streets rival those of Europe. There’s no way you can see, taste, and do all you’ll want to in one visit. But don’t worry, it’s a place that gets deep under your skin. You’ll be back.

Plan Your Mexico City Trip

Heading to Mexico? These Are the COVID Restrictions in Place
From Tulum to Oaxaca, here's what to expect if you're visiting Mexico, from pre-departure requirements to what's open on the ground.
The Best Airbnbs in Mexico City
Whether it's a four-bedroom home in Roma Norte or a Condesa studio in the treetops, there's something for everyone.
26 Best Hotels in Mexico City
This city’s choice of accommodations is as eclectic as the city itself.
19 Best Boutique Hotels in Mexico City
All you have to do is pick the right one for you.
Foraging for Ant Larvae, the Past and Future of Mexican Gastronomy
In the highlands of Hidalgo, farmers forage and harvest ant larvae, known as escamoles, for some of the country’s most high-end gastronomic experiences.

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Style & Culture
On Location: In ‘Rotting in the Sun,’ Jordan Firstman Confronts the Role of the Mexico City Tourist
Comedian Jordan Firstman sits down with ‘Condé Nast Traveler’ to discuss his new film, which follows him from Oaxaca to Mexico City. 
Ask a Local: Artist Luisa Salas’ Ideal Mexico City Weekend Includes Dance Parties and Cool Galleries
Curating the perfect CDMX itinerary isn't easy, but these art galleries, eateries, and garden parks are well worth your time.
How I Packed for a Weekend in Polanco, Mexico City
The chic dresses, light layers, and comfortable walking sneakers I packed. 
Food & Drink
My Favorite Airbnb Experience: An After-Dark Bike and Food Tour Through Mexico City
We cruised through Roma Norte and Condesa, picking up agua frescas, vegan suadero tacos, and esquites along the way.
Food & Drink
Author Gary Shteyngart's Dispatch From a Multi-Day Food Tour of Mexico City
Gary Shteyngart gathers some friends and heads out on an epic Mexico City grub crawl, hitting chilaquiles joints, creaky cantinas, and farm-to-table restaurants. 
Style & Culture
Diego Luna's Favorite Places in Mexico City
The "Andor" actor opens up about his beloved home town—and the road trip he can't wait to take. 
Style & Culture
On Location: How Alejandro Iñárritu's ‘Bardo' Captures the Magic of Mexico City and Pulled Off an Ambitious Scene at Chapultepec Castle
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Places to Stay
My Favorite Airbnb: A Bright Loft in Mexico City With Vintage Decor and a Lush Patio
It's a slice of mid-century modern Mexico City.
The Mexico City Bar and Restaurant Openings We’re Excited About
From a hole-in-the-wall taquería to a French bistro with a top-notch wine list.
A Mexico City Tour of Architect Juan O'Gorman’s Design Legacy
The architect behind Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo’s studio was known for fusing traditional Mexican motifs with functionalist design. 
News & Advice
Why Colonia Cuauhtémoc Is Our New Favorite Neighborhood in Mexico City
In just a few streets, this neighborhood has a little of everything we love about Mexico City. 
Places to Stay
Currently Obsessed With: The Pink Room at Ignacia Guest House in Mexico City
Just when I thought Mexico City's hotel scene couldn't get any better, Ignacia Guest House proved me wrong. 
News & Advice
The Dance Halls of Mexico City Show Off a Different Side of the City
These decades-old dance floors are more intriguing than ever.
News & Advice
Our Favorite Places to Shop in Mexico City
The high-energy capital is known for its folk art and grand architecture. Now, modern design and homegrown fashion are bringing a new edge.
Places to Stay
My Favorite Airbnb in Mexico City: A Colorful, Tropical Oasis in Condesa
There's no better home base for eating your way through the city.