Take a day trip to Aztec ruins of Teotihuacan
Also written Teotihuacán, this is a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city that is situated in the Basin of Mexico and one of the best things to do during your visit. It is only 30 miles to the Northeast of Mexico City and provides plenty to do. We recommend taking a Hot Air Balloon trip over the site of the ruins. This finishes up in the early afternoon leaving you with plenty of time to head over and hike the ruins.
Try authentic Mexican Tacos in the Federal District
If you are near Palo Alto in Mexico City you should go to the street Bosque de Radiatas and try the tacos from one of the street vendors there. It’s a lunch experience that you will never forget and also one of the best quick meals you may have in Mexico. Depending on the vendor you choose they may have pork, beef, or chicken and many different types of salsa. This extremely affordable lunch is sure to offer a quick thing to do in Mexico City during the lunchtime rush.
Go on a tour of Chapultepec Castle
This 18th century castle provides an excellent afternoon hike and tremendous views of the city. You will learn about Mexican history and also take in the finer details of the castle and the garden on its roof. Don’t forget that there is a train that also will bring you to the top if you are unable to make the hike.
Take a bus tour through the Historic Center (Centro Historico)
If you are in Mexico City for a weekend and looking for things to do, try taking a bus tour through the Historic Center. The main square or Zocalo, is the focal point of the Historic Center and fans outward. The current historic downtown of Mexico City was founded in 1325 and roughly correlates with the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. Taking a bus tour will allow you to see many of the historical monuments including the Palace of Iturbide, Torre Latinoamericana, and the Postal Palace of Mexico City.