Things to do in Mexico City

Mexico City is a truly special place, and Vinnie Van GO doesn’t want you to miss any of the good stuff. This is Mexico’s capital and most populous city, and is also one of the foremost financial centers in the world. Cradled in the Valley of Mexico, this is a cultural hotspot. Read on for Vinnie Van GO’s best spots!

Mexico City is a truly special place, and Vinnie Van GO doesn’t want you to miss any of the good stuff. This is Mexico’s capital and most populous city, and is also one of the foremost financial centers in the world. Cradled in the Valley of Mexico, this is a cultural hotspot. Read on for Vinnie Van GO’s best spots!

Festival del Día de Muertos

Mexico City has some of the most vibrant festivals in the world. Vinnie Van GO has picked out his absolute favorites that are great for groups – don’t forget to book your shuttle with GO ahead of time!

Festival del Centro Histórico

This event is one of Mexico City’s most important cultural traditions, and takes place annually around March in the historic city centre. If you’re up for two weeks of diverse and vibrant dance, music, art, theatre and opera performances, this festival is the one for you.

Festival del Día de Muertos

One of Mexico’s most well known traditions is its annual Day of the Dead. Sound spooky? This outdoor festival celebrates ancestry and family tradition, and is more about paying your respects than Trick-or-Treating – but it’s not to be missed! The cities of Michoacán and Oaxaca have more tradition festivals, and are only a shuttle ride away!


If you’re an art lover, Mexico city has one of the world’s most important art exhibitions in February. This three-day celebration of Mexican art sees the city’s most prestigious art galleries exhibit contemporary Mexican artistic talent. There are also award ceremonies and conferences, so check out the website for schedules and locations.

Mexico City

Estadio Azteca

Mexico is a great place for soccer fans. With 87,000 seat capacity, this soccer stadium is one of the biggest and most iconic in the world, and is the official home of the professional football team, Club América. It is the first stadium to have hosted two FIFA World Cup Finals, making it a site of pilgrimage for soccer fans from all over the world.

Calzada de Tlalpan 3465
Tlalpan, Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City Arena

This multi-purpose indoor arena in the Azcapotzalco neighborhood of Mexico City is the city’s main spot for concerts, sporting events and other performances.

Avenida de las Granjas 800
Azcapotzalco, Santa Bárbara, 02230 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Arena México

This indoor arena in the Colonia Doctores neighborhood is the largest arena in the world built specifically for wrestling, and has been the site of the boxing events for the 1968 Summer Olympics. Also known as the “cathedral of lucha libre”, this is a must-visit for any fans of Mexican wrestling.

Calle Dr. Lavista 197
Doctores, 06720 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico


There is so much to see and do in Mexico City. Lucky for you, Vinnie Van GO has bookmarked some of his favorite spots just for you!

National Palace

This governmental building and national palace is the seat of the federal executive of Mexico. Located in the Plaza de la Constitución or El Zócalo, Mexico City’s main square, this building is on the site of the original Aztec rulers’ palace. The current building’s materials are from Moctezuma II’s palace. If you’re interested at all in history or Mexico’s origins, this is a must-visit.

Plaza de la Constitución S/N
Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06066 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Mirador Torre Latino

For a bird's’ eye view of Mexico City, there is no better spot than the observation deck at the top of the Torre Latino building. Built in 1956, the tallest building in Mexico provides an excellent 360 view of Mexico City’s main tourist sites. There is also a small museum on the 38th floor that tells the history of the building.

Eje Central 2
Mexico City 06040, Mexico


Also known as the "Bosque de Chapultepec" or Chapultepec Forest, this park is one of the largest urban parks in the Western Hemisphere and annually receives more than 15 million visitors. Built on a hill, this park has numerous attractions, including a zoo, the Museum of Anthropology, the Rufino Tamayo Museum, and more. This is a perfect place to spend the afternoon in Mexico City with a family.

Bosque de Chapultepec
Secc, 11100 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Teotihuacan Pyramids

If you’d like a guided experience of Mexico City, there are plenty of options. One of the most popular is the Eat Mexico Culinary Tour that takes you to some of the most delicious spots in the country. A popular culture tour is Journeys Beyond the Surface, which will take you to many of the city’s hidden gems. There are also many options for historical walking tours, bike tours and segway tours. If you’re looking to get out of the city, there are also tours to the Teotihuacan Pyramids, but if you’d prefer a more independent adventure you can always shuttle there solo.

Authentic Mexican Food

Vinnie Van GO loves Mexican food, so he knows all about the struggle of choosing from the many restaurants in Mexico City. Here’s a small guide to some of his favorites.

Guzina Oaxaca

Oaxacan food is one of the best cuisines of Mexico. If you’re up for chapulines (grasshoppers), Guzina Oaxaca is the place for you. Located in the Polanco neighborhood, this restaurant is a fan favorite amongst locals and food critics alike. Be sure to stop here on your visit.

Presidente Masaryk 513
Mexico City, Mexico City 11530, Mexico

El Turix

For a truly authentic street food experience, you have to go eat the Cochinita Pibil at El Turix in Polanco. This Mexican dish is a roasted braised meat topped with pickled onions. This no frills spot is perfect for dining on a budget.

Emilio Castelar 212
Miguel Hidalgo, Distrito Federa, Mexico

Dulce Patria

Martha Ortiz is one of Mexico’s most famous chefs, and she brings her best at this restaurant. Strong flavored dishes celebrate the country’s history of cuisine. Be warned: this is a popular spot, so call ahead of time and don’t miss out!

Anatole France 100
Mexico City, Mexico City 11560, Mexico

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