The Year—2022—has just set in. And as an enthusiastic tourist, you must be interested in enjoying a vacation in one of the best vacation destinations in the world. Mexico is one of them that has excellent weather conditions and teems with many natural and man-made attractions. The best things that you can do in this vacation destination in the New Year include the following:
Planning Your Trip around a Festival
Festivals and celebrations can enhance any itinerary, and Mexico City is in the mood to party all year round. Between Cinco de Mayo and Dia de Los Muertos, there are tons of festivals to choose from! So what are you waiting for? There are tons of great options for flights to Mexico City.
Thrilling in the Mundane at Museo Del Objeto Del Objeto
Museo Del Objeto del Objeto is one of the coolest museums in town. Its display of everyday objects is mundane at its base—old soapboxes, soup cans, etc.—but seeing the collection all together gives visitors a strong sense of the human history of Mexico City.
Wandering through Pre-Hispanic History at Museo Antropologia
The Museo Nacional de Antropologia is the largest and most visited museum in Mexico. Its gargantuan collection contains thousands of pre-Hispanic artifacts, and visitors could easily spend hours exploring the museum’s 23 rooms. One of its most famous artifacts is the Piedra Del Sol—the Aztec sun stone—which visitors may recognize as the symbol on many peso coins.
Partying all night in Zona Rosa
Tucked in the hip Juarez neighborhood, Zona Rosa is the spot in Mexico City for wild nightlife. The neighborhood is full of bars and clubs, and it’s the LGBT core of Mexico City as well. While Mexico City as a whole is safe, Zona Rosa is super rowdy and wild—and pickpockets know it—so stay aware to keep safe. For a seamless experience, get some insider safety tips from a local!
Getting creepy at the Island of Dolls
The Island of Dolls is a creepy sight in the middle of a more light-hearted attraction—the gorgeous and lively Floating Gardens of Xochimilco. Amidst the colorful canal boats, gardens, and live music is the spooky Island of Dolls—an abandoned island covered with eerie old dolls.
Noshing on tacos in Narvarte
One of the best attractions in Mexico City for anyone who loves tacos (so—everyone!) is the taco traffic circle in Narvarte (seriously). The roundabout in the middle of the neighborhood is encircled by some great taco stalls, including the scrumptiously awesome Tacos Beto.
Spending Saturday at Bazar Sabado
The San Angel neighborhood is more than just mummies. On Saturdays, it hosts one of the coolest markets in town—the mind-blowingly cool Bazar Sabado. San Angel is on the quiet side, but on Saturday, its Plaza San Jacinto roars into life. Visitors will find tons of stalls packed with local textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and more. It’s a great place to stop for some authentic souvenirs.
Going underground at one of Mexico City’s amazing speakeasies
Mexico City is full of cool speakeasies—if you know where to look. The Hanky Panky speakeasy is so secret that visitors have to ask for directions to find it. And Jules Basement is a bar literally hidden behind a refrigerator door. Our Mexico City locals have tons of bar suggestions, speakeasies, or otherwise if you’re interested in checking out the real Mexico City bar scene.
Having a delicious lunch at El Partita
For a satisfying lunch in Mexico City, indulge in tacos and tequila at El Parnita (tequila at lunch? Hey, it’s vacation!). This is one of the most popular lunch spots in Roma. Its menu is filled with Mexican fare that’s on point. El Parnita gets packed, so ask a local to make reservations for a delicious meal.
Seeing mummies in San Angel
One of the more non-touristy things to do in Mexico City can be found in a former convent in the neighborhood San Angel: visiting with ancient mummies! Unlike the wrapped mummies of Egypt, these mummies were naturally mummified by San Angel’s volcanic soil and “adopted” by its residents.
Chasing color and history in Puebla
Puebla isn’t in Mexico City, but this colorful nearby town is so worth the two-hour trek. Part of what makes travel to Mexico City so fun is the great day trips, and Puebla is an excellent destination in its own right. There are hundreds of churches to explore, shops selling Puebla’s famous Talavera pottery, and, of course, restaurants offering dishes swimming in mole sauce—which was actually invented in Puebla!
Taking part in the renaissance of Juarez
Filled with an eclectic mix of old and new, Juarez is definitely one of the coolest neighborhoods in Mexico City. The earthquake of 1985 ushered in some dark days for this part of town, but the Juarez of today is undeniably in vogue. Old mansions sit side-by-side with new restaurants, bars, and art galleries, which makes this a dynamic and thriving part of town. Check out the wildly hip Milan 44 for rooftop beers, green juices, sushi, and more!
Taking in the view at Catedral Metropolitana
It’s impossible to overlook the grand Catedral Metropolitana just north of El Zocalo. The cathedral is free to enter and certainly worth checking out—it’s a stark contrast to Templo Mayor which, right next door, is literally in the cathedral’s shadow. For a treat, you can buy a ticket to access the Catedral Metropolitana’s roof and bell towers. Then, climb the spiral staircase for a unique perspective of El Zocalo and Mexico City beyond.
Booking of Accommodations
Rent By Host, one of the best vacation rentals by owner, offer various types of vacation rental homes—villas, condos, apartments, and cabins—to tourists in Mexico at very affordable prices. Our rental services are available around the clock and you can contact us anytime to book your accommodations. With this rental by the owner, you will be able to save up to 15-20% booking fee.
Get set to set out for Mexico to do the best things in this vacation destination. Everything is fantastic here including weather conditions. Regarding your accommodations, get in touch with Rent By Host!