Escape from Louisville to Mexico City on a budget

Escape from Louisville to Mexico City on a budget
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By Hoodline - Published on June 06, 2019.

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 Louisville 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. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Cheapest Mexico City flights

If you fly out of Louisville on Oct. 30 and return from Mexico City on Nov. 3, Aeromexico (aerm) can get you there and back for $561 roundtrip.

Top Mexico City hotels

To plan your stay, here are some of Mexico City’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do, and customer satisfaction.

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

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 (Av. Paseo de la Reforma 500)

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 Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia.

The Condesa DF (Av. Veracruz 102, Roma Nte.)

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If you're looking to splurge on top quality, try 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 topnotch dining options. Here are a few of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

Lalo! (Zacatecas 173)

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First things first: where to get your coffee fix. For a popular option, check out Lalo!, which has an average of five stars out of seven reviews on Skyscanner.

"Come to Lalo! for a trendy brunch in the Roma Norte neighborhood," wrote visitor Harley. "In addition to tasty breakfast dishes, sampling drinks from the juice bar is a great way to start the day."

Panaderia Rosetta (Colima 179)

If you're looking for a local favorite restaurant pick, head to Panaderia Rosetta, with 4.9 stars from 11 reviews.

"This is the sister bakery to Rosetta, " wrote reviewer 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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Also worth considering is El Moro.

"This 1930s-era churrería is a stand-out and must visit, " wrote Harold. "

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.

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."

El Zócalo (Plaza de la Constitución S/N)

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El Zócalo is another popular destination.

El Zocalo in Mexico City is known as the third-largest square in the world. It is the main plaza in the middle of downtown. Zocalo has been used as a central gathering place since the rule of the Aztecs.=

Callejón Regina (Calle Regina Centro Histórico)

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Lastly, spend some time at Callejón Regina.

"I have seen the transformation of this alley since it was a busy street until its closure to become a space dedicated to the pedestrian, " wrote visitor Rebeca. "ince it was banned, vehicles became the home of very trendy cafes and restaurants as well as the refuge of urban and independent artists."

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