5 Days in Mexico City, Mexico (February 2019)

Ciudad de México

Hola amigos! I guess thanks again to the flight gods (who may be a little mad at us this year since I haven’t been able to find cheap flights for February or April break trips!), Hubby and I were dictated to travel to Mexico City for our February break last year (~$300/pp on Interjet). Mexico City is vibrant, warm, and culturally and historically immersive, and best of all – super affordable for budget-minded folks like me. In efforts to prepare to be more legit travelers, we both upped time on our Duo-Lingo apps and ultimately got by fine using our basic Spanish and handy Google Translate for additional support. I also binged watched “Made In Mexico” on Netflix… if that counts as preparation as well (I mean, I did take note of the attractions they went to, guey!). More after the jump.

Day 1 – Sun

  • Flew from JFK -> MEX; landed at 3:35PM
  • Check-in to AirBnB in La Condesa
  • Dinner at La Casa de Toño

Day 2 – Mon

  • Breakfast at Panificadora Condesa (Bakery)
  • Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacán (Teotihuacán Pyramids)
    • Pyramid of the Sun (Pirámide del Sol)
    • Pyramid of the Moon (Pirámide de la Luna)
    • Palace of the Quetzal Butterfly (Palacio Quetzalpapalotl)
    • Patio de los Jaguares y Caracoles Emplumados
    • Museo de Sitio Teotihuacan
  • Lunch at La Gruta (Restaurant inside a cave!)
  • Dinner at El Tizoncito

Day 3 – Tue

  • Tianguis de Condesa (Farmer’s Market in La Condesa)
  • Historico Centro
  • National Palace
  • Zocalo
  • Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Templo Mayor
  • House of Tiles
  • Churreria El Moro (Chocolate Churros)
  • Chinatown
  • Lunch at random street cart near Chinatown
  • Dinner at El Pescadito
  • Lucha Libre at Arena México

Day 4 – Wed

  • Chapultepec Park
  • Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec)
  • National History Museum (inside the castle)
  • Lunch at El Huequito (Condesa Location)
  • Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología)
  • Dinner at El Califa

Day 5 – Thu

  • Floating Gardens of Xochimilco
  • Lunch at “Burrito Y Taco Chu-Chin” near train station
  • Walk around La Condesa
  • Dinner at El Tizoncito

Day 6 – Fri

  • MEX -> JFK at 9:45AM
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