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.
Thankfully, there are plenty of regular, relatively inexpensive flights between Atlanta and Mexico City. We pulled from travel site Skyscanner to provide you with a short list of flights and hotels handpicked with the trendy adventurer in mind. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)
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Flight deals to Mexico City
Currently, the cheapest flights between Atlanta and Mexico City are if you leave on Nov. 6 and return from Mexico on Nov. 11. JetBlue currently has tickets for $311 roundtrip.
There are also deals to be had in October. If you fly out of Atlanta on Oct. 1 and return from Mexico City on Oct. 7, jetBlue can get you there and back for $311 roundtrip.
Top Mexico City hotels
Regarding where to stay, here are some of Mexico City’s top-rated hotels, which we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.
The St. Regis Mexico City (Paseo de la Reforma 439)
For an all-around top recommendation, consider The St. Regis Mexico City. The hotel has a five-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $255.
The centrally located hotel features a 15th floor gym, pool and spa — all with panoramic views of the city.
The Four Seasons Mexico City (Paseo de la Reforma 500 Colonia Juárez)
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 (Avenida Veracruz 102 Colonia Condesa)
If you're looking to treat yourself, 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.
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 a few of the top-rated eateries from Skyscanner's listings.
Panaderia Rosetta (Colima 179)
One of Mexico City's most popular restaurants is 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)
Also worth considering is El Moro.
"This 1930s-era churrería is a stand-out and must visit," wrote Harold. "The lines can be long, but they move quickly. A highlight of our visit."
Restaurante El Cardenal (Calle de la Palma, 23)
Finally, there's Restaurante El Cardenal.
"The food was super fantastic here," wrote Frank. "The wait is pretty long, but I can see why. Much bigger than I thought. There are three floors of dining. The eggs for breakfast were perfect."
Featured local 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)
First up is The Palacio de Bellas Artes, which was inaugurated in 1934 and is a major cultural center where you can attend poetry readings, operas, dance performances, 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 (Calle Regina Centro Histórico)
Callejón Regina is another popular destination.
"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. "Undoubtedly, it is one of my favorite areas of the historic center ... [and is a] refuge of urban and independent artists."
Kiosco Morisco de Santa María la Ribera (Calle Salvador Díaz Mirón S/N)
Finally, spend some time at Kiosco Morisco de Santa María la Ribera, an elaborately designed steel kiosk.
"The kiosk of Santa María la Ribera is a benchmark of ancient Mexico. ... On weekends it is always full of children and families around and travelers taking pictures. Do not lose detail of its dome and the eagle that gives the final touch at the tip," wrote visitor Maru.
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