Mexico City

Flights And Sights

Introduction to Mexico City

With a great selection of flights to Mexico City from American Airlines, planning a visit is convenient and stress-free. Known as the City of Palaces, this destination is full of history, culture and numerous outdoor pursuits. In fact, there is a delightfully diverse range of things to do in Mexico City, so even if you've been here before there's sure to be a new facet to experience.

Things To Do In Mexico City

Some of our favorite activities in Mexico City include touring the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Historic Center is the first, and features colonial-era architecture in buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral and National Palace. You'll also want to see the pre-Hispanic ruins of the Great Temple (Templo Mayor). Then fast forward through time periods to modern design and take in the Palace of Fine Arts and the Torre Latinoamericana, which soars over 600 feet high. The second World Heritage Site, Xochimilco Ecological Park, features canals connecting what are essentially floating gardens. This portion of Mexico City has been called the Venice of Mexico, because the canals can be toured by small boat.

Add a day of visiting museums to your list of things to do in Mexico City, because it's home to many truly significant institutions. Our favorites include the National Anthropology Museum, where you can see artifacts that demonstrate pre-Hispanic cultures. The National History Museum, located in Chapultepec Castle, is another can't-miss stop. We also recommend visiting the National Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum and the Frida Kahlo House and Museum. You can see many museums along with the Metropolitan Cathedral and other major attractions with a Mexico City Sightseeing Tour that lasts about six hours and includes all entrance fees.

Those who enjoy getting to know a place through outdoor explorations will find no shortage of activities in Mexico City that let you connect with nature. Hiking in the mountains and volcanoes just outside the city is a very popular -- and picturesque -- way to discover gorgeous views. For biking, kayaking and more hiking, visit the San Nicholas Totoplapan Ecological Park in the Valle de Monte Alegre.

If shopping is more your speed, you'll have plenty of things to do in Mexico City, too. Spend an afternoon window shopping for everything from high-end jewelry and designer clothing in boutiques to handcrafted art in streetside markets.

No matter how you'd like to explore this exciting and richly diverse destination, American Airlines makes it easy to fly to Mexico City. Start planning your trip today.

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