Being born in Mexico, I am so proud of my country and culture and I am always wanting to explore the different areas Mexico has to offer. Logan and I have been wanting to visit Mexico City for the longest time! We have heard great things about it and it’s such a short trip for us living in Georgia. We decided to book a short weekend trip to Mexico City over Memorial Day and we had such a great time. It’s also nice to be able to speak the language, which makes it easier to get around.
Mexico City has SO MUCH to offer! We were able to do so much in such a short time. Here are some of the sites we visited while we were there.
La Casa Azul– This is where world renown artist Frida Kahlo lived. Frida had such an interesting story and had a really difficult life and is a huge part of Mexican culture. Logan and I watched the Frida movie before our trip, which got us excited for our visit!
Xochimilco– Floating gardens. OMG! This place was so cute! Xochimilco is located about 45 minutes outside of Mexico City. It was recommended to me by a client and after seeing all the colorful photos I knew I had to go. You’re basically on a boat floating through the river surrounded by hundreds of other boats and tons of people. It’s so lively and loud and exciting. There are vendor boats that stop by during your journey and your able to buy food and alcohol to enjoy during your trip. There are also various stores selling traditional Mexican goods, souvenirs and plants- which you can stop at and visit whenever!
Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral– The largest cathedral in the Americas. Just drop dead gorgeous. I honestly felt like I was in the streets of Europe and the architecture is just stunning. Definitely a must see!
Teotihuacan- We visited the pyramids in Teotihuacan on our second day in Mexico. It’s about an hour away from Mexico City and I recommend to visit early before the crowds. We got on the road around 9am, arrived at 10am, and spent about an hour to an hour and a half exploring. It was also nice to go earlier to avoid the heat, which is no fun when you’re climbing hundreds of steps to get to the top of the pyramid.
Angel de la Independencia– A victory column located on one of the major streets in Mexico City- Paseo de la Reforma in downtown. On Sunday’s, the street is closed off for some hours so pedestrians can walk around and others are on bikes and roller blades! Such a cool experience to walk on such a busy street and explore the surrounding shops and restaurants.
It was a quick trip but we got to check out a lot of the places on our list. We definitely want to come back in the future to explore the beauty of this city.