Outdoor Activities in Mexico City

With around 25 million people crowding Mexico City cheek by jowl, lots of spaces in the open air are necessary to keep them all fit and sane. This list of the Top 10 Outdoor Activities in Mexico City contains some of the best choices for relaxing or playing al fresco.

The #1 pick is Bosque del Chapultepec - Chapultepec Park. It is Mexico City's Central Park and an expansive green space that stretches along both sides of Paseo de la Reforma. Joggers speed along the park's many pathways and kids playing soccer can be found on just about any flat surface.

Rent a Bike and ride along Paseo de la Reforma is the #2 choice. Every Sunday morning, the avenue is closed to vehicles and bicyclists take over. You can rent a bike at one of the many EcoBici racks that can be found along Reforma or in such nearby neighborhoods as Cuauhtemoc, Condesa, and Roma.

Viveros de Coyoacan, #3 among Outdoor Activities, is a little explored but beautiful park located near the Frida Kahlo House Museum, the Casa Azul. Viveros means "nursery" in Spanish, and you will see rows of saplings gaining strength and size before replanting in one of the city's other parks. Athletes of all sorts use Viveros de Coyoacan for training - you might even see apprentice bullfighters practicing their bullish moves.

Amusement parks are popular the world over, no less so in Mexico City. Six Flags, #10, matches fresh air with the excitement of roller coasters.

Bosque de Chapultepec

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Avenida Constituyentes
Avenida Reforma

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Rent a Bike

Bikes for Rent... read more

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Viveros de Coyoacán

Avenida Universidad 2100
Del Carmen Coyoacán

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Alameda central

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Avenida Hidalgo y Avenida Juárez
Centro Histórico

The Central Park of Mexico City... read more

Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

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Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco

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Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

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Camino al Desierto de los Leones
Cuajimalpa

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Zócalo (El)

Historic Center

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Plaza Mexico

Augusto Rodin #241 Col. Ciudad de los Deportes
Del. Benito Juárez

The world's largest bullring, Plaza Mexico, is a popular seasonal destination on Sundays in Mexico City... read more

Club de Golf México

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Avenida Glorieta Sur 64
San Buenaventura, Tlalpan

Golf in the South... read more

Six Flags México

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Km 1 1/2 Carretera Picacho-Ajusco
Colonia Héroes de Padierna

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