WHERE TO STAY: La Condesa
WHAT TO EAT: tacos al pastor, ALL of the mezcal, + check out #fieldglobefoodnotesCDMX for more food tips
WHEN TO GO: Spring/Summer
WHO TO GO WITH: History lovers, foodies, adventure junkies, someone who speaks Spanish, mezcal enthusiasts, passionately political homies, art appreciators, party people
Hop aboard a trajinera and learn about the chinampas in Xochimilco, an urban eco-reserve tour exploring this pre-colonial system of canals and farmland / you can also plan a party/drinking version of this experience if that’s more of your vibe
Hike up, through, and around Teotihuacan, the pre-hispanic archeological complex with more history from ancient civilizations than you can even dare to fathom!
Visit Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s Museo Estudio and absorb the vibrations of their radical revolutionary contributions to art and history
Spend some time at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, an iconic cultural center of art, music, dance, theatre, and literature
Tour Estadio Azteca, the ninth largest multipurpose stadium in North America and home to Club América, Mexico’s national team
LANGUAGE: Spanish, Nahuatl, some English
BRING: hat/sunglasses, bandana,
The city is LGBTQIA-friendly, especially in Zona Rosa
For solo traveling women — make sure you are alert when taking taxis/cabs as there have been some reports of tourist women getting taken advantage of in these situations. Also, if you opt for an Uber/Lyft/share ride — do not drink or eat complimentary water/beverages/refreshments offered by drivers.
POC welcome pretty much everywhere!
Check out my IG story highlights from our trip here.