Mexico City has never been on our travel bucket list, but a strange turn of events led us there earlier this year. As the capital of Mexico it is not heavily touristy but the center of many industries and rich in history and culture. We were lucky enough to check out all the city had to offer prior the large quake of 2017. Here are our 5 family friendly spots we think everyone should see:
- Frida Kahlo Museum: Located at the lifelong home of Frida Kahlo, the museum showcases her artistry and story. Not to mention, the courtyard of her home is colorful medley with beautiful gardens. You will leave Mexico City even more intrigued about Frida
- Catedral Metropolitana: One of the largest Catholic Churches in Latin America, this famous cathedral dominates the Zócalo. The architecture is beyond spectacular and you will be in awe as you walk the perimeter as well as the interior. It is sinking since it is built on soft ground, and even though there have been many efforts to stop the sinking, it is still evident.
- Artisanal Market: One of my favorite parts of the market is a very fun restaurant in the center of the sqare. Beautiful handmade blankets, toys, apparel and more from local villages including Oaxaca. Prices are set and marked (unlike many areas of Mexico) and everything was very reasonably priced. The serape blankets are a must! Do note that this is one of the only places to buy artisanal goods in Mexico City
- Mezcal Tasting in Roma Norte: There is a wonderful outdoor market in Roma Norte that offers prize winning Mezcal tastings (like Tequila but better in my opinion) , not to mention there are many handmade jewelry booths and yummy food everywhere
- Chapultepec Park: A beautiful park in the center of Mexico City that has art installations just about everywhere you look. As you stroll in the morning, you can rent kayaks for the river and grab snacks with vendors lining the walkways. While walking we ran into the Zoo which offers a basic free admission. Pack your water and meal and you can easily spend your whole day walking around. Perfect for kids