May weather has never been this perfect
Are you craving perfectly sunny warm days in the month of May? You and the rest of the world! Unfortunately for the rest of the world, they won’t know what you’re about to know! To find utopia in May, head south to Mexico City.
The busy, colorful, vibrant city has an endless array of adventures to find. In May you can go about those adventures with some of the best weather the world has to offer. Think warm – but not too hot – sunny blue skies for your entire trip! With the historical average at 77 degrees Fahrenheit and bright sun for almost every single day in May, you’ll chase away the winter blues by entertaining yourself with all of the history, entertainment, great food, and outdoor activities in Mexico City has to offer.
Blue skies and a view of Reforma avenue and Chapultepec park
What to do in Mexico City
Mexico City has an abundance of museums, historic sites, great restaurants, and more. It can be difficult to plan an itinerary just because of how many options there are! A great place to start your Mexico City adventure is Chapultepec Castle. The historic site is open Tuesday – Sunday and you’ll be able to explore the park surrounding the castle as well as the castle turned museum for an entry fee of less than 4 US dollars. On a sunny May day your visit will be completed to perfection when you walk out onto the castle’s terrace for amazing views of the surrounding Chapultepec Park and Mexico City itself, just like the picture above!
Other great things to put on an itinerary are many of the museums that Mexico City is very well known for. Take some time to walk around town and pop in for visits at the National Museum of Anthropology, the Frida Kahlo Museum, the Museum of Memory and Tolerance, and even museums of ancient Aztec ruins like those at Templo Mayor.
The Architecture Museum, pictured here, is another great option, and a great view!
Outdoor activities in Mexico City
One of the coolest outdoor activities in Mexico City is a hot air balloon ride! A very popular balloon route is a ride from the city to the Teotihuacan Pyramids. Many guide groups will pick you up from a hotel, point out landmarks during the balloon ride, and make sure you end your tour on a high note with a nice glass of wine and a certificate of flight!
On the ground, there are multiple ways to explore Mexico City while being outside. Walking and biking tours are both very popular ways to see many of the sights. Shopping and browsing outdoor malls is a great activity. Especially if your looking to get a sample of Mexico’s authentic and beautiful styles and wares. Mexico City is filled with historic plazas and streets like Paeso de la Reforma. Here you can find lots of shops, souvenirs, and street art.
If May 5th falls during your visit, you might be surprised how similar to a normal day Cinco de Mayo is in Mexico City. Although the holiday is widely celebrated in the US, in Mexico the celebrations are mostly limited to the neighboring state of Puebla. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to find a restaurant offering drink or food specials. So, keep your eyes open for deals while you’re out and about enjoying your beautiful sunny may weather!
Hot air balloons over the Teotihuacan Pyramids
Sample the amazing cuisine
One of the best parts of visiting Mexico is the delicious food that can be found everywhere. In Mexico City especially, the food scene is vibrant and bustling. You’ll want to take a look at the restaurants, markets, and street fairs that are sprinkled throughout the city. This is some of the greatest food you’ll find anywhere! At places like the Mercado La Merced, you’ll be amazed by the amount of food surrounding you. There are food vendors selling fresh tamales, tortas, tacos, you name it! Parts of the market are good for wares.
Mercado de Xochimilco is another great market with delicious food
Where to stay
Mexico City, just like every large city out there, has a huge number of options when it comes to picking a place to stay. To narrow down your list, take a look at the Hotel Marbella, a trendy 4-star hotel in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. At an average of $55 a night, the 4-star hotel is an incredible deal. Marbella stays true to the Roma neighborhood by providing a great bar and restaurant. Roma as a neighborhood is young and hip. It has an amazing food scene, and is very close to major sights in Mexico City. Llike the Museum of Anthropology and the large park surrounding it! At Marbella in the Roma neighborhood, you’ll have a safe, comfortable, and trendy home base for your awesome Mexico City Adventure.
Start packing your bags and head over to colorful Mexico City!
So, are you ready to drink ice cold margarita’s in Mexico City with me? Or enjoy the amazing weather and countless outdoor activities in Mexico City? I know I am.
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