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How to travel from Dallas to Mexico City on the cheap

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.

Using travel site Skyscanner, we’ve sifted through the cheapest flights between Dallas and Mexico City in the next few months, including some popular hotel options and favorite local attractions. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Flight deals to Mexico City

The cheapest flights between Dallas and Mexico City are if you leave on Oct. 4 and return from Mexico on Oct. 10. Aeromexico currently has round-trip tickets for $149.

There are also deals to be had in November. If you fly out of Dallas on Nov. 1 and return from Mexico City on Nov. 3, Aeromexico can get you there and back with a $176 round-trip ticket.

Top Mexico City hotels

To plan your accommodations, 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 Four Seasons Mexico City (Paseo de la Reforma 500 Colonia Juárez)

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If you're looking to splurge on top quality, consider The Four Seasons Mexico City. The hotel has a 4.9-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $179.

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

Then there's The St. Regis Mexico City, which has rooms for $255/night.

The centrally located hotel features a 15th-floor gym, pool and spa — all with panoramic views of the city.

The Condesa DF (Avenida Veracruz 102 Colonia Condesa)

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If you're looking to treat yourself, try The Condesa DF, a 4.6-star hotel that currently 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

If you're looking for a popular spot to grab a bite, Mexico City has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a couple from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.

Panaderia Rosetta (Colima 179)

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

Reviewer Leila wrote, "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. "The lines can be long, but they move quickly."

Featured Mexico City attractions

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

Callejón Regina (Calle Regina Centro Histórico)

The top-rated visitor attraction in Mexico City, according to Skyscanner, is 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. "Undoubtedly, it is one of my favorite areas of the historic center."

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

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Kiosco Morisco de Santa María la Ribera, an elaborately designed steel kiosk, is another popular destination.

"The kiosk of Santa María la Ribera is a benchmark of ancient Mexico," wrote visitor Maru. "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."

The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Av. Juárez)

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Lastly, spend some time at 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."


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