Spend a three-day weekend of adventure and discovery exploring Mexico City's hidden treasures.
Begin Friday by exploring the the Zocalo, the main section of the city in the Historic Center. The Bellas Artes Palace is a must-see attraction. The 1904 domed palace is filled with famous murals and masterworks. Another major attraction is the Templo Mayor an Aztec excavation, which was one of the main temples of the Aztecs. Finish the day with a dinner at Astrid & Gaston, serving Peruvian cuisine. Another great fine dining establishment is lvoire, with a magnificent view of the city from atop the rooftop bar.
On Saturday take a stroll through the Roma and Condesa neighborhoods and get to know the people that make up this part of the city. Afterwards, head to the Bazar del Sabado, a flea market located on the Plaza de San Jacinto and check out the treasures. Then pay a visit to Casa Azul, the former home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two of Mexico's most famous artists. Finish the day with a dinner at the Distrito Capital hotel’s restaurant serving up some great Mexican dishes.
Spend Sunday morning by getting a free bike from one of the government-sponsored kiosks. Then take a leisurely bike ride down the Paseo de la Reforma which is closed to cars every Sunday morning. Take a break afterwards at the Chapultepec Park with a visit to the Museo Nacional de Antropologia to view Mexican artifacts. With time permitting, be sure to check out the galleries in the Colonia San Rafael neighborhood for some interesting art work.
For more information, visit Mexico City Tourism.