Having fun in Mexico City is pretty easy - if you know where to look for it. And fun comes in all shapes and sizes...all over the city. From bike rides to paddle boats and toy stores to outdoor art fairs, the Mexican capital can entertain you and your friends and family for days on end.
The #1 all-time most fun thing to do in Mexico City
is to take a boat ride through the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco
. These little launches are human-powered - each one has it's own gondolier, of sorts, who propels the boat through narrow canals using a long wooden pole. Each flower-bedecked boat seats about 20 people who sit facing each other across a long table. Vendors pass by on their own boats selling snacks and beer. Mariachis serenade you with traditional Mexican music.
Sticking with the boat theme, try #3 on the list of Fun Things
by renting a paddle boat at Lago del Bosque de Chapultepec
- the lake in Chapultepec Park. You'll be surrounded by dozens of others, all happily getting a little exercise in the sun.
If your idea of fun is a little less raucous, head downtown to #2, Mirador de la Torre Latinoamericana
. This observation deck on the 44th floor has a panoramic view of the entire Valley of Mexico. Or walk across the street to Palacio de Bellas Artes for a performance of Ballet Folklórico de Amalia Hernández
. It's a colorful fiesta of dance and music.
Mexico City, Mexico
Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco
Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas esquina Francisco I. Madero
Avenida Paseo de la Reforma s/n
Primera Sección del Bosque de Chapultepec
A City Lake For Recreational Activities... read more
Miramón, Gálvez y Madero
The Saturday Market is one of Mexico City's finest open-air art markets and takes place Saturdays in Plaza San Jacinto in San Angel... read more
Avenida Politécnico Nacional, 2063
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Av. Juárez at Eje Central
Av. de los Constituyentes 268
Bosque de Chapultepec
A museum kids and adults will enjoy... read more
Canal de Miramontes, 3000 y Calzada de las Bombas
(Ex Ejido de Huipulco)