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Where to Find the Romance Hidden in Mexico City

5 uber-romantic spots in this incredible city.

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A romantic getaway in Mexico. That phrase may be more likely to conjure visions of an all-inclusive resort on one of the country’s many serene beaches rather than a trip to the bustling capital; however, overlooking Mexico City for your next south-of-the-border get-away with that special someone would mean cutting off its multitude of vibrant, sensual and exciting experiences. Mexico City is known for its thriving arts scene, colorful architecture, modern dining and hip nightlife. These are reasons enough to put it high on your list of must-visit destinations.

Where to Find the Romance Hidden in Mexico City

With my hubby in Mexico City, at Downtown Hotel

Can’t-miss neighborhoods in Mexico City are:

  • Condesa: Mexico City’s answer to New York’s West Village, with a large selection of shops and restaurants (and a fun antique fair) surrounding Parque México.
  • Polanco: One of the city’s poshest districts, which has expanded north, and added “Nuevo Polanco”, has lots of galleries and shopping.
  • Roma: Filled with Art Nouveau mansions, this area has been revived by hipsters, artists, and boutique owners.

For those looking for a trip filled with romance, though, Mexico City also offers many hidden gems that you won’t find in the guidebooks. The following ideas will make you and your sweetheart feel like residents of Mexico City.

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She’s always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 47 Comments

  1. Sasha Smith

    Mexico City was like the younger, more rebellious sibling of New York City.
    The energy and life that buzzes through the city at all hours of the night and day; the world-class museums, art galleries, and restaurants; the vast green parks; the gridlocked traffic and zooming taxis; the businessmen and women that move with such purpose; the hipster cafes…and the hipsters themselves.

  2. Mexico City sounds great – I have never been, but I have been to many other places in central amercia which I loved. I stayed in downtown Cancun for a week so I could do a PADI course about 8 years ago and loved the mexican food!

  3. Ahh I reeeeally want to go. I have a friend from there who has been on at me for years to visit. It’s definitely up there on the list.

  4. i definitely agree that mexico city is HIGHLY underrated. i havent been in a few years and must get myself back there! they had a quirky cafe culture and an affinity for craft beer which i also loved.

  5. Christina Cavanaugh

    So grateful for this post! I’ve been here for a week and I’m here for another four because I love it so much. The food, the museums, the parks, the monuments, the markets…Your post couldn’t come at a better time! Great recommendations, excited to try the restaurants!

  6. Brenda Nelson

    I’d say what is said of violence and theft are highly exaggerated since Mexico City is actually one of the safest cities of Mexico. Of course, as any other big city there are places to avoid, but in general, it’s a great place to enjoy for days and days. Beautiful architecture, rich history, awesome food! I loved the photos and the story! It is a city that never keeps the same as before, and every time you come you will discover extraordinary new things. I’m glad you had a good experience.

  7. Deborah Henry

    I was also so intimidated by Mexico City. It was the first stop for us on a 7 month trip through Latin America. I spent 3 days there but what I saw was really beautiful and diverse, I only wish that I could have gone there after spending a while in other parts of the country first to gain my confidence. I will definitely return to explore some of the vibrant neighbourhoods and the food scene. Thanks for the great post ?

  8. Nancy Musselman

    Love Mexico City, especially on Sundays when most of the museums are free! I was also amazed that Chapultepec Zoo was world-class and absolutely free… desire to see a panda bear, now satiated! Thanks, Hilary and Mike ?

  9. Jane Troper

    Your photos are beautiful as always! I have been interested in Mexico City for a while thanks to a super buzzed-about design hostel there that I am dying to try. This post gives me all the more reason to check it out!

  10. Monica Collins

    Amazing photos of Mexico! You truly captured the essence of Mexico City! If Buenos Aires is the Paris of Latin America, Mexico City is definitely the New York ? I really need to make it back to Mexico soon. Only been to Cancun and Mexico city. But wanting to explore many other cities.

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