48 Hours in Mexico City

Where to Eat

Coffee

Pick up a coffee to go at Lardo before heading out for the day.

Breakfast

Lalo! in the Roma Norte neighborhood, for the best chiliquilas ever!

Lunch

Head to the Polanco neighborhood where the streets are lined with cafes and people watching for days! You’ll even spot a Magnolia Bakery.

Dinner

If there is one place you should eat in Mexico City it is La Capital.

Where to Stay

Three reasons to visit the Downtown Hotel: the unique shops on the second floor, the vertical garden wall at Padinos and the beautiful trees that fill the courtyard in Azul Restaurant. You do not have to stay at the hotel to go inside, and you can of course dine at Padinos or Azul Restaurant. If you can stay you will be in for a treat. This stylish hotel is comfy and centrally located for exploring the city.

Where to Play

Zocalo is at the center of Mexico City and one of the largest squares in the world. It was also featured in the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. Step inside the Metropolitan Cathedral before moving onto the Palacio de Bellas Artes. The Palaciao de Bellas Artes is a performing arts theatre, well known for its art deco style of architecture. It is also home to the famous and controversial “Man at the Crossroads” by Diego Rivera.

It’s easy to see the highlights and eat well when you only have 48 hours to explore in Mexico City.

Mexico City Neighborhoods

Mexico City has several neighborhoods all with their own distinct personality. I was staying in the neighborhood of Condesa, a trendy little neighborhood with lots of popular restaurants, shops and buildings being renovated with new modern apartments. Condesa also sits right next to Roma, another charming neighborhood with so much going on it is now split as Roma Norte and Roma Sur. For a more traditional scene head to the cobblestone streets of Coyoaćan, near here is where you’ll also find the Frido Khalo museum. Be sure to see the historic El Centro and the posh streets of Polanco (aka the Beverly Hills of Mexico City).

Andrea Fellman is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Twist Travel Magazine. She is a stylish nomad and expat mom living in Barcelona with her husband, two kids and a dog! She blogs about family travel, expat life, and her online business adventures at Wanderlust Living.

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