Mexico City may already be the grand dame of Alt-Travel destinations. Here are 15 ways you can travel and stay, better, every time you visit Mexico City.
Mexico City travel has boomed over the last several years. Other than the 2020 pandemic which flattened tourism numbers around the world, Mexico City has grown every year since 2010.
But that doesn’t mean it’s loaded with yahoos and Mickey Mouse hats. There are some sites that get very crowded. Many others will welcome you with hardly a nod to the fact that you’re from somewhere else.
There’s dozens of reasons not to turn Mexico City into one of the world’s mass-tourism destinations. It’s already an environmentally sensitive area. It’s also a City loaded with sensitive artifacts, treasures, and Patrimonial sites that can’t bear crushes or crowds.
The City also knows that it takes a special kind of people to want to visit a place as ginormous, complicated, confusing, and confounding. There’s a lot to learn, and these pages are dedicated to helping you do more of it.
One of Mexico City's most spectacular skylines, it's a National Park and a tremendous spectacle.
Giant housing for the giant see, it's still one of the most successful public housing complexes ever.
Just a few steps outside the south exits of the Mercado de Sonora...
One of Pani's massive housing developments from the 1960s revolves around a terrific colorful market.