I had an amazing stay in Mexico City. One day was not long enough, and I cannot wait to go back. The city radiates culture and there are so many historic things to see and do. I saw and learned so much in such a short amount of time!
Museo Nacional de Antropología - huge but incredible museum about Mexico's anthropology
Catedral Metropolitana - beautiful cathedral with amazing golden altar
Templo Mayor Museum - historic ruins in the heart of the city
Everywhere uses the Peso. However, I did not have a need to use cash. I withdrew some pesos from the airport ATM but found that I could have used my credit card for everything.
Uber is simple and inexpensive. I was also able to walk a lot. For a tourist with a short amount of time the hop-on hop-off bus was a bargain. There is also public transit but I was unable to use it during my short stay.
I flew InterJet from Dallas (DFW) to Mexico City (MEX). I flew Volaris from Mexico City (MEX) to Guatemala City (GUA).
You can find anything in Mexico City. I had Mexican food for lunch but a burger for dinner. It is a major city so there are plenty of food options!
PLUGS / ADAPTERS
Mexico uses standard U.S. plugs - no adaptor needed!
None for U.S. citizens.
I felt incredibly safe throughout my time in Mexico City. Follow basic precautions, like don't stay out late by yourself, and you should be fine. I felt like I could have been in Madrid or a major US city. Crime in Mexico is definitely a much smaller concern in the city than in the rest of the country.
Should you visit?
Yes! Of everywhere I have been so far Mexico City is at the top of my list to visit again. There are countless things to do and see in the city and I felt so safe exploring on my own. It is also currently relatively inexpensive when compared with the US Dollar. It is also helpful that Mexico City is just a short flight from home. There is so much culture and history in the city and I cannot wait to go back.