Mexico´s exuberant capital city has fast become a hot destination to enjoy diverse culinary experiences, a vibrant cultural landscape, neighborhoods that feel more like villages, and a growing assortment of luxury accommodations. Read on to find out why Mexico City is on every traveler’s list these days…..
La Roma Neighborhood
Mexico City´s neighborhoods each have their own personality and make for great bases of exploration without feeling overwhelmed by the big city. Centrally located, Roma Norte has been turning heads for a while and keeps on getting cooler! This walkable neighborhood encompasses renowned restaurants, edgy Mezcal bars, and coffee shop culture, with a sprinkling of contemporary galleries and lush green park spaces. A change to office norms spurred on by the pandemic has seen a wave of digital nomads adopt La Roma to soak up those Mexico City vibes, showcasing the cultural and culinary gems of the area to an international audience via social media.
Foodie offerings in the capital have been getting plenty of attention too with numerous restaurants gaining international recognition and awards. Rosetta is an eternal classic in La Roma to taste seasonal Mexican dishes by Elena Reynada, with a sister bakery across the street for bites on the go. In the dynamic Polanco neighborhood contemporary Mexican fare comes from the likes of Jorge Vallejo´s Quintonil and the world famous Pujol, headed by chef Enrique Olvera. One of our favorite boutique hotels, Casa Polanco also calls this area of the city home, a gorgeous, renovated 40´s mansion that feels like a private residence, and serves up classic breakfast options and tea time at their terrace restaurant, La Veranda.
Galleries and Museums
Mexico City is a cultural hub when it comes to galleries and museums, with an array of venues that exhibit anything from huge collections of pre-Hispanic artifacts at the National Museum of Anthropology (we recommend Journey Mexico´s intimate after-hours special access!), to a deep dive into Frida Kahlo´s life and work at Casa Azul, and cutting edge contemporary art at La Roma´s OMR gallery. The architecturally striking Soumaya and Jumex Museums stand opposite one another in Polanco, boasting a timeline of artwork that reaches from Mesoamerica to the modern period. If you´re in town mid-February check out Zona Maco, Latin America´s largest art fair platform that brings together leading and emerging galleries, from both national and international arenas.
Plan your trip to Mexico City
We´ve seen that travelers from around the globe are hungry for authentic Mexico City experiences. We love taking our guests on a journey through the customs, cuisine, and creative happenings of this captivating city! Are you ready to find out what makes Mexico City tick? Get inspired with our curated itineraries and let us know how we can personalize them to make your dream trip a reality.
Mexico City Private Tour – The Mexico City Private Tour, A Cultural Escape is a sample itinerary ready for customization highlighting Mexico City’s most popular sites.
Mexico City Weekend Getaway – Perfect for a jet-setter’s weekend, this Mexico City itinerary is a combination of culture and luxury where you can immerse yourself in Mexico’s capital and also get the relaxing time you deserve.