When I visited Mexico City for the first time, I wasn’t expecting to LOVE IT as I did. I am not sure what I imagined Mexico City would be like, but it was much more than I imagined. 

In April 2022, I got the chance to visit Mexico City, and I fell in love with all it had to offer. The city is a melting pot filled with so much history. 

So here are some of my incredible experiences. 

The Food

I have traveled worldwide and all over Mexico, but Mexico City has some of the most incredible food. 

A unique dining experience was Xochimilco: Boat ride and Mexican party. It is floating canals and gardens in a traditional trajinera canal boat. You get to eat and drink while floating with special surprises of Mariachi or other musical groups. It was unique and fun. 

Now let’s talk food in restaurants – Mexico City has many types of food and dining. I got to try high end restaurants and local markets, which was incredible.

Mexico City

The two most unique foods I tried were: 

Escamol; which is known colloquially as Mexican caviar or insect caviar. It is the edible larvae and pupae of ants of the species. 

Grasshoppers and crickets, these were very salty.

I enjoyed the Escamol, but not the Grasshoppers. 

I had lots of fantastic food; it was a culinary dream!

The History

In North America I feel it would be hard to find a city with more history than Mexico City. 

I got to visit: 

  • Museo Nacional de Antropologia – It is shocking to see how far back the history goes back for the Mayan History it was truly incredible to see.
  • Frida Kahlo Museum – I would say this is a delight to your senses. It was so much incredible and unique art, so fun to visit. 
  • Chapultepec Castle- in Mexico City is the only castle to house royalty in North America. I have been to Europe, and it felt like Europe meets Mexico. The history was so fascinating.
  • National Palace – This historic building was once occupied by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztecs and included a famous panoramic mural of Mexican history by Diego Rivera.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much history and historic buildings in the city. 

The People

Mexico City

I found them to be kind, knowledgeable, and happy to share their food and culture. At the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, we had the most knowledgeable guide who did a great job sharing her country’s history. 

The Culture

this is a combo of the people and the history, and it brings about a culture filled with unique traditions. I dream of returning to Mexico City during the Day of the Dead to see this tradition in person. 

The Architecture

The City dates back to 1325, so many styles of architecture exist. You can see such a wide variety. Much of it reminded me of a cross between Europe and Mexico. Then some of the architecture reflects the Mayan culture. I love the pops of Mexico Pink. 

Many of the hotels also have unique architecture, and you can see some of our hotel room tours here: 

The Ritz Carlton Mexico City

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JW Marriott Mexico City

Mexico City is such a gem of a city, and our team would love to help you plan a trip to this historic city. Reach out and let’s plan together!