Cheap flights from San Antonio to Mexico City, and what to do once you're there

Looking for an adventure in one of the world’s great megacities, but without the hassle of flying halfway around the world? Mexico City is North America’s largest, at over 8 million people (and more than twice that number in the greater metro area).

It's the oldest capital city in the Americas, rich in history and culture, and a major economic center in the region today. In addition to Aztec ruins, the city has the world’s largest single-metropolitan concentration of museums, plus extensive art galleries, concert halls and theaters. And the city’s 16 boroughs and many colorful neighborhoods offer an abundance of shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife.

Fortunately, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between San Antonio and Mexico City, at least according to travel site Skyscanner.

Here’s a list of flights, hotels, restaurants and local attractions in Mexico City to get you started.

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Cheapest Mexico City flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between San Antonio and Mexico City are if you leave on Jan. 30 and return from Mexico on Feb. 4. West Wind ExpressAir currently has roundtrip tickets for $217.

There are also deals to be had in February. If you fly out of San Antonio on Feb. 15 and return from Mexico City on Feb. 17, West Wind ExpressAir can get you there and back for $218 roundtrip.

Top Mexico City hotels

To plan your stay, here are a couple of Mexico City’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

The St. Regis Mexico City (Paseo de la Reforma 439)

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If you're looking to treat yourself, consider The St. Regis Mexico City. The hotel has a five-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $255.

The Four Seasons Mexico City (Paseo de la Reforma 500 Colonia Juárez)

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There's also the 4.9-star rated The Four Seasons Mexico City, which has rooms for $179/night.

Set in the heart of Mexico City on the busy Paseo de la Reforma, this luxury hotel is close to the Monumento a los Ninos Heroes and the Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia.

Featured Mexico City food and drink

Don't miss Mexico City's food scene, with plenty of popular spots to get your fill of local cuisine. Here are two of the top-rated eateries from Skyscanner's listings.

Panaderia Rosetta (Colima 179)

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One of Mexico City's most popular restaurants is Panaderia Rosetta, which has an average of 4.9 stars out of 11 reviews on Skyscanner.

"This is the sister bakery to Rosetta," wrote visitor Leila. "It's a very cozy breakfast spot with only a few bar stools for seating. Get there early to get your hands on the good pastries."

El Moro (Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, 42)

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Another popular dining destination is El Moro, with 4.8 stars from 17 reviews.

"Delicious churros," wrote reviewer Claudia. "This tranquil little place serves delicious and crispy churros that are best eaten dipped in a hot chocolate sauce."

Featured local attractions

To round out your trip, Mexico City offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are a couple of top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Av. Juárez)

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First up is The Palacio de Bellas Artes.

Inaugurated in 1934, the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City is a major cultural center where you can attend poetry readings, operas, dance recitals, art shows and more. From outside, marvel at the building's white-marble beauty and symbolic sculptures that include an eagle eating a snake. Inside, find spectacular murals by renowned artists, such as Rufino Tamayo and Diego Rivera. 

"The place in itself is a beauty," wrote visitor Analu. "The lobby feels like you’ve stepped back in time. The museum is well worth the visit."

Callejón Regina

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Finally, consider checking out Callejón Regina.

"This is my favorite street in all of Mexico City," wrote visitor Jenny. "It's in the area of the historical center, and there's endless restaurants, cafes and bars to choose from all along the street."