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Mexico

Mexico City

About

Mexico City, the oldest and most populated city in North America, blends its historical districts with modern-day urban sprawl, guaranteeing visitors an experience like no other. Once known as the City of Palaces, Mexico City attractions include the National Palace, now a museum featuring Diego Rivera murals depicting the country's history; the Palace of Fine Arts; and the second-most visited basilica in the world, the Basilica de Guadalupe. Eco-travelers will have plenty to explore, with the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes to the southeast of the city and the canals in Xochimilco Ecological Park. Festivals and food also play a major part in the lives of the people in Mexico City, and guests can sample unusual treats such as sopas, antojitos, and insect tacos stuffed with grasshoppers or ant roe. Fiestas like Day of the Dead and Independence Day, when the Zocalo neighborhood's main square lights up, provide entertainment for locals and tourists alike. Flights to Mexico City land at Benito Juarez International Airport.

When To Go

With a warm climate year-round, Mexico City is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. After a warmer spring, summer is typically rainy, followed by a drier and slightly cooler fall. Fewer people visit in the winter, when things cool off, and spring, when temperatures peak.

high season: May to January
shoulder season: February to April, May to January, February to April, May to January, February to April

Weather Information

Mexico City experiences a mild climate throughout the year. Spring high temperatures range between 77 and 79 degrees, and summer sees high temperatures between 73 and 76. By fall, the rainy season has ended and temperatures drop only a few degrees, making it the most comfortable time to visit. The lowest temperature highs, ranging from 70 to 73 degrees, are in winter.

Crowd Information

September and December tend to get busy during the major holidays of Independence Day (September 16), Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Closure Information

Hotels, shops, and attractions remain open throughout the year.

When to Save

Prices remain fairly steady throughout the year, as international and domestic tourists arrive in the city on a regular basis.

Information provided by the Mexico Tourism Board