Mexico City: 3 Day Travel Guide
Uber from Airport to Hotel: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Check in to Hotel: We stayed at the JW Marriott in Polanco. The area was amazing and you can walk to literally tons of bars, restaurants and shops – PLUS there is a Starbucks right across the the street from the hotel and the Mexican Hot Chocolate is amazing (way better than at home)! The hotel staff was great, the rooms were beautiful and super comfortable – highly recommend it.
Grab a Snack: Taqueria El Truix is just a 10 minute walk from the JW and has delicious tacos! Super authentic and cheap, but there may be a line – so be patient and know it’s worth the wait!
National Museum of Anthropology: The museum scene in Mexico City is incredible! This Anthropology Museum is well worth the money. Only $10 admission and so much to see you could literally spend on all day here (but the city has so much to offer so don’t lol) Museum is open 9AM-7PM every day, but closed on Monday’s.
Drinks: There are literally so many super cool bars in Polanco it is almost ridiculous! One of my favorites was Gin Gin. The atmosphere is super trendy and the cocktails are fabulous! The hubs ordered their signature gin drink and I ordered the Acapulco Golden and it was hands down one of the best drinks I have ever had!
Dinner: So many amazing options for dinner! We had dinner the 1st night at NOBU, but I would recommend: NOBU, Dulce Patria , Quintonil or Porfirio’s – all great options.
Wake up early! This was our one full day and it was kinda rainy, so we didn’t end up going to the Teotihuacan Pyramids although, I did want to. Instead we discovered more of the city, which we loved!
Teotihuacan Pyramid Tour: There is a great company that offers an early morning tour to the pyramids for $40 per person. The tour allows you to beat the afternoon crowds and gets you back into the city by 2:30pm. Click here for the link to the tour company.
Freshen Up: I would head back to the hotel to freshen up, maybe even take a quick nap so you can be rested for the evenings activities.
Drinks (5:30pm) : Ranked one of the best bars in the world, Limantour is one you’ll want to make it to! They get really busy in the late evenings and their can be a wait to get in, so going earlier before dinner is a better bet!
Dinner: There are so many wonderful places to eat, but if you want a dinner you will never forget visit Pujol – currently ranked #20 of the Top 50 Restaurants in The World for 2017. We booked reservations 3 months in advance to make sure we could get in, so don’t wait until the last minute.
Breakfast: Last day, so make it count! We woke up, check our bags with the concierge, grabbed a Starbucks coffee and hopped in an Uber to grab breakfast. We went to the historic downtown area to the Pasteleria Ideal one of the most amazing bakeries we’ve ever been to. For just $3 you will get more pastries than you can possibly eat.
Visit The Zocalo: We took our coffee and pastries to the Zocalo (the main square in the ceremonial center of the city) and sat in from of the Metropolitan Cathedral which is absolutely beautiful! Once you finish breakfast, walk over the incredible Palacio de Bella Artes another gorgeous site. There is also a park and lots of shops close by that you can walk around and visit.
Drinks & Light Snacks: End your trip with an incredible view of the city. Head over to El Mayor where you can enjoy a cocktail and some light snacks to reminisce about your trip before heading home.
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Sounds like a perfect weekend! I will definitely use your recommendations when traveling to Mexico City, very informational. Good job Rachel! Love you bunches, Aunt Charlie ❤️