Mexico City, Mexico travel tips

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If you go to Chapultepec Park, be sure to tour Castillo de Chapultepec, with endless courtyards and terraces to explore.

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Be sure to tour the Templo Mayor, one of the main Aztec temples. There is also an accompanying museum.

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Go to the top of the dome in the Monumento Revolucion in the Plaza of the Republic. You will have the best views of the city.

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For a great meal, go to Maximo Bistrot in Colonia Roma---a meal here is reason enough to go to Mexico.

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For a great meal, go to Maximo Bistrot in Colonia Roma---a meal here is reason enough to go to Mexico.

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Get out and stroll through Colonia Roma, a hip neighborhood that lends itself to leisurely walks. You'll also find some of the best art galleries in the city here.

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Check out the Palace of Fine Arts. Even its art nouveau facade is a sight to behold.

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Stroll through Polanco, an upscale neighborhood that is full of art galleries and boutiques.

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Just thirty miles outside of Mexico City, Teotihuacan gives a wonderful glimpse of Aztec culture.

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If you happen to be in Mexico on November 2, you're in luck. That's the Day of the Dead, and the celebrations on that day will give you a great taste of Mexican culture.

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Don't miss seeing the many Mayan sites in Mexico....admission is cheap and they're a wonderful experience.

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Be sure to see La Catedral Metropolitana, a beautiful cathedral fortified with gold.

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Get out of the city and visit Chichen Itza, which has been declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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Spend a day in Chapultepec Park, one of the largest city parks in the world, which includes a zoo and an amusement park.

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For an adventurous day trip outside Mexico City, visit one of the country's numerous volcanoes, most of which are found inside national parks.

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If you're looking for Mexican folk art, go to the Ciudadela market.

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The beaches in Mexico are lovely, but they're expensive. Move further inland to save money.

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To save money in the city, eat market food. The food is great, and it's cheap. It's also a great way to stock up for day trips.

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Taxis in the city are cheap and plentiful, but don't hail your own, as rogue drivers have been known to mug their passengers. Instead, call one from a private company---Taxi Mex is one of the best.

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For excellent, quality souvenirs, go to Guru, a graphic arts gallery and store.

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