Mexico City Turns 500 in 2021 — Here’s Why to Plan a Visit

It’s safe to say most of us are happy to put 2020 behind us, but it appears that Mexico City may have all the more reason to celebrate 2021. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says it will be a year of greatness and independence. Greatness, because the city celebrates 500 years since its inception, and independence because it marks two centuries of freedom from Spain. And while coastal destinations like Cabo continue to be a magnet for tourists, you might want to change your plans to include a trip to Mexico City as well. Here’s why!

Mexico CityMexico City — Where History Meets Modern Hot Spots

Known for its ancient pyramids, colorful neighborhoods, and mouth-watering street food, Mexico City has so much more to offer to anyone looking for sensation and adventure. From pampering your taste buds at some of the world’s finest restaurants to sailing down an ancient canal and listening to a live mariachi band, you can immerse yourself in the city’s culture and richness at every corner.

Something for Every Traveler

Colorful boats docked at the Xochimilco waterways
When you arrive at the Xochimilco waterways where the Aztecs cultivated and transported crops, you’ll be charmed by the long and colorful line of beautiful Mexican trajineras (gondolas) just waiting to take you on an adventure. If you love history, you’ll fall in love with the mysteries of Teotihuacán, a city the Aztecs found after it had been abandoned for over a century.

an inside look at the La Gruta restaurant in Mexico CityHow about getting lunch at La Gruta? It’s a restaurant based inside a cave where you can enjoy flavorful dishes made with local ingredients and pre-Hispanic culinary techniques. It’s the perfect meal after climbing the 250 steps to the top of the famous Pyramid of the Sun.

Pyramid of the SunNot a fan of sightseeing? No problem. Mexico City can please any traveler. Just head down to the trendy Roma Norte neighborhood and you’ll find all the vibrant entertainment spots you need!