In Mexico City you can experience different eras and mementos, new experiences and splendors from past centuries. You can find it all, from remainders of pre-hispanic towns right in the heart of the city, such as Templo Mayor, to the colonial era of beautiful houses built of volcanic rock, patios with arches and water fountains such as Coyoacan. A peaceful colonial neighborhood oasis of narrow cobblestone streets that take you back in time. For a vibrant night you may also enjoy dinner or drinks on the Condesa district, a neighborhood with a captivating Art Noveau style.
Mexico is a multicultural country with great people, art , history, and a vast gastronomy industry to please all tastes. Mexican food is a favorite on my list. I always prefer to savor the flavors among locals so I’ve learned to follow people around at lunch time, and have always managed to find hidden treasures. It’s always best to consult with hotel’s concierge for any recommendations within walking distance. A hotel taxi is a good option If safety and/or distance is a concern.
There’s plenty to see in Mexico, but since my trips are mostly short ones, for site seeing, I normally hire a cab for the day at the hotel. Fares are about $25 per hour. Last month while in Mexico I stayed at the Hyatt Regency and scheduled a cab for next morning. Señor Vazquez, was the perfect combination of driver / guide. He is knowledgeable on their history; and made the ride seem as a private tour. It turned out to be from 10am to 6pm, I visited Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul, El Anahuacalli de Diego Rivera, Dolores Olmedo, then had lunch at Xochimilco. I think it is worth the price when time is limited. I have not gone wandering around walking, or used public transportation in Mexico City.