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Planning a trip down to Mexico? The country’s capital is one of the biggest cities around and it’ll knock you off your feet (in a good way)! Search for cheap flights to Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) onboard United Airlines, Copa Airlines, Aeromexico and US Airways, among others.
Mexico City has two seasons: wet and dry. The best time to visit is during spring and autumn, as it tends to rain a lot in the summer (May to October). Book your flights at least 4-5 months in advance for the cheapest fares.
A non-stop flight to Mexico City from New York takes just less than 6 hours.
Mexico City is a lot to take in, but we think you can definitely handle it. Start with the city centre and downtown core, taking a tour of the city’s pre-Columbian architecture and 12th century charm. Museums, palaces, parks and tacos await!
Zocalo: Zocalo, also known as Constitution Square, is the main plaza in Mexico City and is one of the biggest city squares in the world. City Hall and the Cathedral are located here and there’s almost always something going on, from protests to art festivals, markets and more.
Coyoacán: If you want to dive into Mexico’s artistic heritage, this is the place to be. Famous artists like Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky lived around here and there are plenty of art galleries to explore.
Chapultepec Park: On a warm day, Mexico City can feel pretty muggy so big green spaces like this one are the perfect escape. There is a zoo, several museums and a castle to explore here. The Modern Art Museum is a must!
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Mexico City has hundreds of hotels to choose from. Prices vary from district to district and the time of year. Zona Rosa is very touristy, with plenty of mid-range hotels, while Polanco has more up-scale and luxury hotels.