Mexico City, situated in the heart of Mexico, is the country’s capital. Known to some as the City of Palaces, thanks to an abundance of historical architecture, some of the city’s buildings date back to the 12th century.
The Zócalo, or main square, embodies the vibe of Mexico City, with its mix of both historical sites and modern-day activities. Chapultepec Park regularly hosts magic shows and other free family activities. Expect to spend plenty of time outdoors, as weather is mild no matter which season you visit.
Venture beyond city limits to explore the ruins of Teotihuacan; visit the Xochimilco’s floating gardens, in existence since the time of the Aztecs; take the kids to watch a game of fútbol (soccer). The city has more than 100 museums that focus on everything from anthropology to modern art to popular culture; check local newspapers for listings of numerous dance performances and art shows happening weekly.