Things to do in Mexico City

Explore museums, parks and more of our favorite things to do in Mexico City.

Editorial Team

By Editorial Team

people in a plaza in mexico city

Mexico City is not only an astonishing place to live, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It’s easy to understand why, since there is an almost unlimited number of things to do in Mexico City.

This gorgeous metropolis is one of the largest cities in North America, so it can be easy to feel disoriented at first!

If you’re thinking about moving to Mexico City, Blueground’s furnished apartments in key neighborhoods are an easy way to settle in and get your bearings.

All of our turnkey apartments in Mexico City are laid out by our in-house interior design team to maximize space and style.

When you live in a Blueground apartment you can skip the apartment search and simply check into your new home like you would a hotel. In the spirit of hitting the ground running, we have created an itinerary for anyone new to town.

Here are some amazing things to do in Mexico City during your first weekend in town.

Friday: Dinner and a movie

There are countless movies set in Mexico City. In terms of getting to know your new hometown, it’s hard to go wrong with any of them.

Frida, the 2004 biopic starring Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo, is an inspired choice.

The film chronicles the life of Kahlo as well as her complicated relationship with fellow artist Diego Rivera. You will see a lot of Mexico City’s Distrito Federal and San Luis Potosi neighborhoods. Some scenes are also set in Teotihuacán, the largest pre-Aztec ruin in Central Mexico, located about 30 miles northeast of the city.

Make a night of it by preparing dinner ahead of streaming the movie or ordering something wonderful using Facebook or UberEats.

Saturday: The artist comes alive

Visiting a museum is one of the best things to do in Mexico City. That’s because there are so many to choose from!

We recommend starting with the Museo Frida Kahlo in Coyoacán. Also known as Casa Azul, this is the house where Kahlo was born and where she lived for much of her life.

the museo frida kahlo in mexico city

Exhibits include Kahlo’s clothing and possessions as well as a variety of mementos. You’ll also get a rare glimpse into her private life, including her bedroom where portraits of Lenin and Mao are hung.

It can get crowded, so it’s best to visit in the morning. You can also book tickets online.

After you finish exploring the museum, spend some time in Coyoacán. It’s a wonderful area for dining and shopping.

Sunday: Picnic in the park

Take advantage of the warm weather and head to the Bosque Chapultepec. Visiting this vast greenspace is considered one of the top things to do in Mexico City.

The massive park is divided into three sections. You will want to pick one, or two at the most, for your first visit.

The first section is home to a zoo, Chapultepec Castle, several museums, and even an artificial lake where you can rent a boat.

giraffes at the zoo in chuapeltec park, mexico city

The second section is dominated by the whimsical La Feria de Chapultepec Mágico amusement park. There’s also a wonderful children’s museum, fountains and public art.

Bosque Chapultepec’s third section is heavily wooded and less visited than the other two. This is ideal for anyone who loves long walks or wants to observe birds and other animals.

Pack a lunch at home or pick something up from one of the hundreds of food vendors located throughout the park.

If you approach from the park’s east entrance you will see stately Chapultepec Castle. This stately edifice is now home to Mexico’s National Museum of History. If it should happen to rain, you can’t go wrong ducking inside!

Here at Blueground we want all of our guests to feel empowered to explore the world on their own terms. Our turnkey apartments have everything you need to feel at home. Find out more about the Blueground experience.

Editorial Team

Editorial Team

The Blueground editorial team covers the best things to see, do, and experience in our cities around the world.