Mexico City | Go, Give, Grub.

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S T A Y | La CondesaRoma Norte

Pro Tip: these are neighborhoods, can’t go wrong with boutique hotel or AirBnb.

E X P L O R E | San Ángel [colorful, historic], Polanco [wealthy, Rodeo Drive], Centro Históric [touristy, landmarks, times square]

T O U R | National Museum of Anthropology [ recommend this first, great for learning Mexican history], Museo Frida Kahlo and Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli [touristy, but worth it], Casa Luis Barragán [tour of famous Mexican architect’s home], Kurimanzutto

Pro Tip: get your tickets in ADVANCE. You can book online for the time slot you want to visit, and save yourself a ton of time. The popular tours, like Luis Barragan, sell out months in advance, so don’t wing it.

S H O P | La Merced MarketBazar del Sabado [Saturday only], Common PeopleFabrica Social Boutique [handmade & textiles] , Onara [Mexican-American inspired home goods]

D A Y  T R I P S | Xochimilco Floating Gardens [1 hr outside DCMX, ‘Venice Canals’], Teotihuacán Pyramids [1 hr outside CDMX, day trip],  Tepoztlán [1 & 1/2 hr drive, scenic & spiritual]

Pro Tip:  if you plan a trip to Tepoztlán (which I highly, highly recommend) spend the night at Hostal De La Luz, featuring chakra therapy pools, mediation labyrinth and Mayan temezcal ceremonies.



GOOD TO KNOW: it’s not always easy to make meaningful difference in short term visits, a lot of non-profits actually can’t support it. Be sure to plan ahead of time, reach out and set-up your dates to volunteer. AirBnb experiences is an amazing way to plan for this.

F O O D  F O R  A L L | visit & work with the largest food bank in the country, dedicated to the population living in poverty. Prepare meals, 4 hrs.

M U R A L S  F O R  P E A C E | explore murals created by Mexican artists. Finish tour by painting a mural alongside a local artist, and learn about MasterPeace Walls of Connection campaign.

G L A S S W I N G  I N T E R N A T I O N A L | you will need to reach out in advance to work with them, the do school makeovers, community programming & events.



B R U N C H & L U N C H | Barre Negro (breakfast!) Contramar,  Fonda MayoraEl Califa [tacos!] El Parnita [local, amazing food]

D I N N E R |Máximo Bistrot [Modern, French & Mexican], Ivoire [French], Nudo Negro [Mexican]

D R I N K S | La Nacional [mezcal, late night], San Angel Inn [amazing garden], Yuban [cocktail bar], Limantour [cocktail bar]

Pro Tip: CDMX is having a major moment in the travel world. You will need to make reservations at most of these places. If you don’t, you can try and do lunch at the populate places, but expect to wait.


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