Travel watch: Jacksonville to Mexico City, and back again

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.

Whether you’re trying to jet set ASAP or you’re looking to plan ahead based on the cheapest fares, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Jacksonville and Mexico City, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included top-rated hotels, restaurants and attractions in Mexico City to get you started on planning your ideal getaway.

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Cheapest Mexico City flights

The cheapest flights between Jacksonville and Mexico City are if you leave on May 4 and return from Mexico on May 8. Aeromexico currently has tickets for $281, roundtrip.

Aeromexico also has tickets at that price point in August. If you fly out of Jacksonville on Aug. 6 and return from Mexico City on Aug. 13, Aeromexico can get you there and back for $281, roundtrip.

Top Mexico City hotels

Regarding where to stay, here are some 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)

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There's also the 4.9-star rated The Four Seasons Mexico City. Rooms are currently set at $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.

The Condesa DF (Avenida Veracruz 102)

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If you're looking to splurge on top quality, there's The Condesa DF. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $265/night.

This 40-room luxury hotel is located in Mexico City's Condesa district, close to many restaurants, bars and cafes.

Top picks for dining and drinking

Mexico City has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a few of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

El Moro (Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas 42)

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If you're looking for a local favorite, head to El Moro, which has an average of 4.8 stars out of 17 reviews on Skyscanner.

"This 1930s churrería is a must-visit," wrote visitor Harold.  

Panaderia Rosetta (Colima 179)

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Another popular dining destination is the Panaderia Rosetta, with 4.9 stars from 11 reviews.

"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," wrote reviewer Leila.

Restaurante El Cardenal (Calle de la Palma 23)

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Also worth considering is the Restaurante El Cardenal. It checks in with 4.6 stars from 22 reviews.

"The food was fantastic here. The eggs at breakfast were perfect," wrote Frank. 

Featured Mexico City attractions

Not sure what to do in Mexico City, besides eat and drink? Here are a few recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Av. Juárez)

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First up is The Palacio de Bellas Artes, with 4.8 stars from 74 reviews.

A major cultural center, you can attend poetry readings, operas, dance recitals, art shows and more. From outside, marvel at the 1934 building's white-marble beauty and symbolic sculptures, including an eagle eating a snake. Inside, find spectacular murals by renowned artists, such as Rufino Tamayo and Diego Rivera. 

Callejón Regina (Calle Regina Centro Histórico)

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The Callejón Regina is another popular destination. It has five stars from five reviews on Skyscanner. 

"This is my favorite street in all of Mexico City," wrote visitor Jenny. "It's in the area of the historical center, and there are endless restaurants, cafes and bars to choose from all along the street. It's also a great place to sit and people watch the artsy and eclectic people of Mexico City."

Kiosco Morisco de Santa María la Ribera (Calle Salvador Díaz Mirón S/N)

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Finally, consider checking out the Kiosco Morisco de Santa María la Ribera, an elaborately designed steel kiosk.

"This spot is always busy with tourists taking pictures on the weekends," wrote visitor Maru.  

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