The enchanting city of Mexico is wildly alluring for those in search of a modern adventure, filled with tradition, history, vibrant day and night life, and a whole lot of fun.
Amber Lounge sat down with our destination partner CDMX to discover the hot tips for an un-imaginable, enriching, fascinating holiday.
Visiting Mexico City for the first time, expect that…
“It might look like another enormous city, but it is not. Its streets, flavors, art, design, gastronomy, museums and shopping, among many other things, together with the warmth of its people, make of Mexico City a great and unique experience.
The sheer size of the city dwarfs other world capitals like London, Rome and New York. It is also ancient and entirely modern at the same time, even on the same block.
Mexico City is home to many colorful and exciting events throughout the year, from century-old traditions to modern-day festivals on a World Capital stage. There is never a dull moment.
The week of October 22 is a peculiar one. Two extraordinary experiences happen in Mexico City: The Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix, and the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) which is a celebration honoring departed loved ones. Festivities include a parade through the Zocalo, the city’s main square, candlelight rituals, time-honored ceremonies, street fairs and lively performances throughout the various Mexico City neighborhoods.”
Get ready for a party in your mouth…
“Mexican Gastronomy has been declared by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Having experienced a culinary renaissance due to a revitalisation of the capital city and new wave of Mexican cuisine pioneered by world-renowned chefs, Mexico City is now at the top of every foodie’s travel bucket list.
Today’s booming culinary scene offers everything from fine dining establishments, with two restaurants on the prestigious San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, to small bites, or “antojitos,” at traditional food markets and street food stalls.
The must-try cuisines are:
Tacos al pastor (and any other taco)
Sopes & Quesadillas
Chiles en Nogada (available between September-November)
Among many other delicious ones.”
CDMX’s top tips for visiting Mexico City…
“The city packs in a lot of “must see” and “must do” locations, too many for a weekend or a single trip. So, zeroing in on a short list of landmarks can help you learn a bit of the city’s remarkable history and appreciate the mash-up of color, design and culture that immerses visitors in a place like no other on earth.
Tips for visiting:
• Book your hotel with time and stay at least 5 nights
• Do not get surprised with the weather, it can be warm, rainy or even cold on the same day
• If traveling with children, take your time to find all the options the city offers
• There are many transportation options like official taxi, Metro and MetroBus
• Ask in your hotel for private tours around the city
CDMX’s top 5 places to visit in Mexico City…
• Chapultepec Castle
• Antroplogy Museum
• Fine Arts Palace
• Zocalo (Downtown Main Square)
• Roma, Condesa and Polanco neighbourhoods
We were excited to partner with Amber Lounge because…
“Mexico City is a sports top destination. Major events take place almost monthly like NBA, NFL, Mexico City Marathon, Longines Championship, World Golf Championship and of course de Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix.
Amber Lounge is an international sport event that offers more than just sports. Its Charity Auction and Fashion Show, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and the three day event is a great opportunity to keep CDMX Mexico City in the top of the minds of royalty, jetsetters, celebrities, drivers and media.
The best part is that we reinforce CDMX Mexico City brand as a World Capital and as a top high-end tailor-made destination.”
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