PHOTO: Travel experts recommend Mexico City as an affordable destination this spring. (Photo via Flickr/Lul_Plqeee)
Looking to see the best art, shopping and food Mexico City has to offer but only have three days in which to do it? Travel + Leisure has a guide that dissects that best parts of the city in a limited amount of time.
For starters, begin your stay in the Condesa neighborhood, perhaps at Condesa DF.
“The rooftop terrace is always buzzing with guest DJs. Or for a taste of the burgeoning Juarez district, there’s the Carlota (doubles from $150), a 1970s budget motel that has been reimagined as a sleek urban hideaway,” notes Cristina Alonso.
Spend your second day gallery hopping, recommends Alonso.
“While the city has important art museums like the Museo Jumex and the Museo Soumaya, the gallery scene is becoming more vibrant. Check out Parque Galeria, one of the city’s newer spaces (housed in a former strip club), which focuses on politically tinged work from emerging talent like the multimedia Camel Collective and Mexico City–born video artist Yoshua Okon,” she says.
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You can wind up your stay with a gorgeous dining experience.
“Finish the trip at Casa Virginia (entrees $12–$24), an elegant French restaurant housed in an Art Deco building. Dishes like warm tomato tart and braised lamb with honey and spices are a tribute to the meals that chef Monica Patino’s grandmother used to prepare,” says Alonso.
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