Big, bustling, and brash may be common words used to describe Mexico’s vibrant capital. But did you know it’s also a fantastic place for family trips? Finding family fun and kid-friendly activities is easy actually. Being one of the biggest cities in the world, Mexico’s diverse capital certainly has something the whole family can enjoy. Whether it’s adventure activities or culinary arts, if you’re looking for what to do in Mexico City, here are some of the best options for family fun.
1. Cooking Classes
Bring the family together behind the counter of a Mexican kitchen and experience the mouthwatering flavors of Mexican cuisine. With recipes for both seasonal and traditional dishes, a cooking class Mexico City style will not only leave you with a great recipe for guacamole, but you’ll also get to learn more about the origins and evolution of Mexican cuisine. Plus, the kids will love mushing the avocados to get that guacamole just right.
2. Food Tours
Not interested in getting behind the stove? No problem. Check out the trendy neighborhood of Polanco and indulge in the delicious flavors of its local restaurants. This upscale neighborhood brings in thousands of visitors for its food alone, not to mention its beautiful streets and architecture.
Head out of Mexico City to world famous mountain enclave of Valle de Bravo to experience some of the best paragliding Mexico has to offer. The spectacular views from the sky of the charming town, the lake and surrounding mountainside make it the perfect destination for a paragliding adventure.
Visit Desierto de los Leones (Desert of the Lions) National Park and experience excellent Mexico City hiking. As you climb to the highest summit of Cerro San Miguel at 12,400 feet (3,780 meters), you will witness incredible views of Mexico and the beautiful surrounding forests.
5. Market Tours
Check out the San Juan Market in the historic center of Mexico City and enjoy trying exotic meats such as crocodile as well as hundreds of fresh produce, cheese, bread, and more. It’s a great spot to experience the variety of flavors and foods of modern Mexican culture.
6. Parque Bicentenario
Located in the north of the city, Parque Bicentenario is one of Mexico City’s best parks featuring a gorgeous botanical garden in its center. It’s a lovely spot for families to enjoy some sun while surrounded by the beautiful plants and flowers of the garden. Children can enjoy the park’s playgrounds and there are also plenty of trails for easy cycling and walking.