50 Fun Things to do in Mexico City

What’s up guys! My name is Dan. And as many of you already know,
I recently spent one whole year living in Mexico City. I always wanted to make one super video,
that looks at all the reasons I love this place. And that’s what today’s video is. So sit back,
and I hope you enjoy, “50 Fun Things to do in Mexico City”. Today’s video is brought to you by Squarespace. If you need a new website, check out Squarespace.com/thenewtravel (1) Eat some tacos. Seriously, I know it’s obvious. But the first thing you do in Mexico City
has to be eating tacos. I recommend “Tacos al Pastor”. They are a Mexico City speciality. (2) Visit el Centro Historico. Give yourself at least a day for this,
because the historic centre is packed with things to do. (3) You can visit Palacio Bellas Artes. (4) You can climb the Torre Latinoamericano. (5) You can check out some street performers,
(6) visit Mexico City’s Cathedral, (7) or just walk around the Zocalo. It’s Mexico City’s famous meeting place,
where there is always something going on. And if you’re into history,
be sure to visit (8) Templo Mayor. These are ancient Aztec ruins that are built
right underneath the city. It’s crazy. Starting to get hungry? I recommend trying (9) Pozole, at Casa de
Tono. And while you’re there, try a (10) Michelada. It’s a beer mixed with salt, lime, spices,
and… I don’t know exactly what else, but it’s
amazing. For dessert, eat some (11) churros at El Moro. This place has been making churros since 1935. If you want to get away from the craziness
of the city, visit (12) Chapultepec Park. This is another place where you could literally
spend all day. Inside the park is a real castle, where European
royalty used to live. And my vote for the best museum in the city,
(14) the Museum of Anthropology. The museum is one of many places in Mexico
City, where you can learn about (15) the Indigenous
cultures of Mexico. After the park, take a walk down (16) the
beautiful “Paseo de la Reforma”. Where you can visit (17) El Angel de Independencia. Also known as “the angel of independence”. Especially at night, it looks really cool. But let’s keep things moving, because there’s
a lot more to see. Like (18) Coyoacan! A unique old neighbourhood that used to be
its own city. While you’re there, take a walk through (19)
Coyoacan Market. And if you like seafood, stop inside for some
(20) tostadas. I recommend the shrimp and avocado. Nearby, you can visit (21) Frida Khalo’s House. Or if you’re into film,
you can see a movie at (22) the stunning Cineteca Nacional. Another nice neighbourhood is (23) Polanco. It’s a pricier part of town, popular for upscale
shopping. But, it also has (24) Museo Soumaya. A beautiful museum that’s free to visit. So that’s cool. Speaking of free, did you know Mexico City
is home to (25) UNAM? One of the world’s largest universities – where
tuition is free! Also cool to visit is (26) Biblioteca Vasconcelos. This is by far the coolest library I have
ever seen. By the way, if you haven’t noticed, Mexico
City is huge. And there’s a lot of traffic. One way to avoid traffic jams is by (27) taking
the metro. The metro system in Mexico City is great,
and it only costs 5 pesos. Just be careful of pickpockets, especially
when it gets busy. Okay, you must be getting hungry, right? This is Mexico City, after all. I recommend you to (28) visit a Fonda Restaurant
and try the Menu del Dia. This is like the opposite of Taco Bell,
This is the real Mexican experience. Good, freshly cooked food, at affordable prices. To drink, I recommend (29) trying some “Agua
de Sabor”. These sweet drinks are great on a hot day. Our favourites are tamarindo juice and horchata. Speaking of sweet, (30) try a Mazapan. These little guys are delicious, they are
my favourite Mexican sweets. Oh, and (31) visit a Pasteleria! Because Mexico has some amazing bakeries. Okay, come to think of it… Mexico has a lot of sweets. So if you want to burn off the extra calories,
go for a (32) Sunday Bike Ride. Every Sunday, Mexico City closes some major
roads to cars, and leaves them open just to bikes. It’s a great idea. I wish more cities would do this. But let’s keep moving — there’s more to
see! Like (33) Monument to the Revolution. Or, (34) San Angel. Another cool neighbourhood to visit on Saturdays,
when there’s a big arts and crafts market. Or a place that’s fun to visit but hard to
pronounce… (35) Xochimilco! Get some friends together and rent a boat,
which you can ride through ancient canals. While you’re there, (36) try some Pulque. It’s a lightly alcoholic drink made from cactus. To be honest, I didn’t like it that much. But it’s worth a try. “Have some more Pulque, bro!” Speaking of worth a try, if you’re feeling
adventurous, (37) try some chapulines. They are roasted grasshoppers, and they’ve
been a speciality in Mexico City, going back to prehispanic
times. If you want nightlife, (38) visit Zona Rosa. There are tons of bars, clubs…
and it’s the centre of the LGBT community. If you want a nice neighbourhood to hang out
in, try (39) La Condesa. It’s got lots of trees, and chill cafes to
hang out in. Oh and there’s a beautiful park nearby called
(40) Parque Mexico. If you want to see dogs, this is the place
to go. Also nearby is my favourite neighbourhood
in the city — (41) Roma Norte. The architecture here is amazing, it’s full
of cool restaurants, and street art, and — seriously, just check
it out. Okay, we’re running out of time, what else,
what else… Well, you could (42) try esquites,
a classic Mexican treat made from sweet corn. Oh and you have to visit (43) El Pescadito. Seriously, best fish tacos I have ever had. And if you like to drink you have to (44)
try mezcal. It’s like tequila, but stronger. And if you like music, you have to (45) listen
to mariachi of course. And then there’s (46) Basilica de Guadalupe. A famous church visited by millions of Catholics
every year! And if you like soccer, try to see a game
at (47) the famous Estadio Azteca. Okay, okay, I know it’s “football” not “soccer”,
right? Ah, let’s move on. Anyway, Mexicans are very proud of their country,
so if you’re here on September 16th, be sure to check out (48) the Independence
Day celebrations. Remember guys, that’s September… not Cinco
de Mayo… September. Or if you’re here at the end of October,
check out (49) the world-famous Dia de Muertos parade. Also known as “Day of the Dead”. There’s nothing else like it. And, umm… Oh wait, are we on Number 50 already? How did we get here so fast? Ah, there’s so much more I could say,
I’m telling you, this city takes a lifetime to explore. But since there’s only one more thing left
to say, let it be this: (50) Make Mexican friends. Because as many things as there are to do
in this city… It’s the people you will remember the most. So what’d you guys think? I spent more time than I would love to admit,
getting all those clips and putting this video together. So if you enjoyed it, please consider leaving
a like, and sharing it with a friend. And thank you to all the wonderful people
of Mexico City, who welcomed me from my first day in that
city. And also to all the people across Mexico,
I know this is just about Mexico City, but really it’s the culture of Mexico and
the people of Mexico, who make that city what it is. Thank you to Squarespace. They are the sponsor of today’s video. If you need an online portfolio,
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  1. I thought when you decided to go to South Korea you made a decision to move on from Mexico, once and for all?

  2. awww gave me chills haha I'm planning to go to Mexico City this fall and this made be so excited!! 🙂

  3. I missed to much "la ciudad de México". Ya te atrapamos, porque a donde quiera que vayas querrás regresar a México: Excusez moi. J´ai oublie que tu n´as pas aucun effort pour veritablement parler en espagnol chilango. Ton francais est horrible, mais de tout maniere, tu les comprends mieux que l´espagnole.

    Regresa a México. No te hagas el loco ni finjas que no entiendes. Come back to México.

  4. Great video Dan! I’m currently visiting Mexico City and have enjoyed it so much, there is so much to see and do here! Funny thing is pastelería Madrid that came out in your video is right in front of my hotel, and has some of the best pan dulce I have tried!

  5. Great video Dan! Well presented and very helpful. I’m heading there towards the end of the year and this has been very informative. So looking forward to visiting Mexico for the first time! 😃

  6. I love it, thanks for share your experience in Mexico City, I suggest to visit Acuario Inbursa and Museo de Historia y Tolerancia.

  7. una pregunta porque a un canadiense le gusta venir a mexico en vez de ir a usa por ejemplo donde vive gente bonita, con ciudades bonitas , similares a ellos ? siempre me lo pregunto.

  8. Props on the video, I really do miss Mexico in general and all of my family and friends who live there. I will return. . . .👍👌😎🇲🇽

  9. I love your videos, specially those about México 😍 México city is awesome and you made in few minutes a great overview 👍👍👍

  10. I like to ride the bike in the Sunday! Great video! Thanks for help me to appreciate more my beautiful Mexico!


  12. Know is your second chance for come back to Oaxaca city, live the guelaguetza again my friend, is your time.

  13. I plan to travel through Mexico in the future,so thanks for the info on Mexico City. I love museum's and I hear there are a lot of museum's there.

  14. Thx u gave me complete different view of ciudad de Mexico y cultura Mexicanos , muchas gracias. I want to go there of Buenos Areas for y postgrad studies . Could you do something on how the cost of living is there. for a serious graduate student .

  15. Wow.. bro You are a Winner Advertising ! ..Well done, Nice compact Video . But remeber Mexico City is not ALL Mexico, surrounding states have their own stinging charm. Great Day Amigos !

  16. I am from Mexico City but havent been there in over five years So i scincierly thank you for showing me my city I have been home sick and depressed from all the bad press my beloved country gets so to see you saying positive things and showing the fotage has really made my day.Thanks

  17. Are you in MExico City, or in Montreal? My vacations start in a few hours, in Mexico City from Montreal!!! =P I'm following your advice, since I need a reminder of the things to do after many years of having migrated to Montreal from, the D.F.

  18. I am from India 🇮🇳 but i live in JAPAN 🇯🇵 because of my job but my best and favorite country is Mexico 🇲🇽 i dont know why i love Mexico so much.. I wish someday i have luck to visit the beautiful country Mexico.. Love you all Mexicans amigos

  19. Im sorry to butt in but I have a question : would you consider coming to Armenia? I'm from Armenia and wondering that

  20. Dan!!!!!! 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

  21. OMG I hate being a hater but this guy's voice annoys me so muchhhhhh!!!!! I saw Greg though from Kinetic Kennons though!!! best part of the video lol

  22. You missed a few ♥️😅 like Museo de Cera (Wax museum), Museo de Diego Rivera, Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia (museum of memory and tolerance) and Alameda Park. You basically need a whole month to finish descovering Mexico ♥️ I'm Mexican-American and took a trip to Mexico on June 28th. I fell in love!!
    I hope for anyone who goes, you get to have fun and fall in love with Mexico as well ♥️♥️

  23. Come back to Mexico, buddy. We all miss your Mexican videos ☺️☺️☺️😎😎😎 I mean videos about Mexico..

  24. We miss your CDMX videos. When do you come back? Thanks to remark september as the independence month. Not as a the stupid American marketing that makes many people think is 5 de Mayo.

  25. I’m here now! It’s a wonderful city, love it! I’d say ride the big two level buses and get on the top floor if you can with the front row view

  26. Im Mexican and this got me a bit emotional. Thank you for this bro!
    Also, where can i see the video where you try pulque? Lol looked fun

  27. Thank you for your videos, is nice that you explore and discover México trough this videos in English so I can show it to my friends from other countries

  28. Hi there! I'm a student of marketing and would appreciate if you answer this questionnaire about traveling, it's for a college project that helps travelers contact with local guides, we're on the research stage and would appreciate if you answer, thanks!

  29. Hey hello!! I’m in Winnipeg and I met your mom today at H&M !!! She was so nice and helpful !!She told me about your YouTube channel because I told her I’m from Mexico !!! Glad you’re enjoying my Country

  30. Remember Spanish speakers move the outside of their mouths much less than English speakers do. If you try to be like a ventriloquist your pronunciation will instantly improve.

  31. Thanks for love our country (city) as much as we do, it's always a pleasure watch your videos. Also thanks for been grateful with our country so many foreign (living here) are not, sadly. We receive so everyone with open arms, we hope to see you soon. Regards from CDMX.

  32. Dear Dan, you are super friendly and got into real Mexico City, real food, real traditions, real hobbies, real national feasts, real sports and real people. I like you very much. You are ALWAYS WELCOME to Mexico. If all North Americans (US-Canadian) were like you, friendship and partnership were much more efficient, efficacious and more fun. God ALWAYS bless you. I send you a warm and very friendly hug. Take good care of yourself and please come back soon!

  33. Great video! But you lived there for a year you should be able to at least pronounce the names of the places right. Also it’s Frida Kahlo not Khalo. Just minor mistakes but it might not be important for others as much as it is to me.

    I will be living there next year just to experience Mexico more for extended travel (4 months) while visiting other parts of the country. I was just there but only for a week.

  34. Hi Dan , your vidios presentations are fantastic, thanks for taking an interest in Mexico , Mexico is a Nation of Great potential , Im of Mexican American, born in the U.S. A, my Grand parents came from Mexico, lm 2nd Generation here in the USA, l do Love this country , but l do Love Mexico also , que Viva Canada, que viva the U.S.A. y que Viva Mexico. Saludes de California.

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