Long weekend in Mexico City

Mexico City is a prime long weekend destination, especially for families.

Whether you want to immerse yourself in history or indulge your inner foodie, Mexico’s capital will not disappoint. You can even visit the museum of chocolate and do both at the same time.

With a world-class archaeology museum and Teotihuacan’s pyramids, Mexico City makes it easy to step back in time. And at the end of your days you can rest at a selection of luxury hotels that bring you firmly back into the 21st century.

Getting to Mexico City

You’ll find an embarrassment of riches when you look for award tickets to Mexico City, but you might do better looking for cash fares first. I’ve seen frequent sales to Mexico City from various U.S. gateways, with many under $200 round-trip. Aeromexico flights (via Delta SkyMiles) will be the most plentiful option. I currently see prices as low as 23,000 SkyMiles round-trip in economy or 67,500 in first class, with $114 in taxes, for the Atlanta to Mexico route.

Where to stay in Mexico City

TPG recently reviewed the St. Regis in Mexico City and it was terrific. The hotel gets especially high marks for having standard rooms that sleep four. The indoor infinity pool is also nice. As a Marriott Category 6, it would be covered by the Bonvoy Brilliant annual-night certificate on standard dates.

On the boutique end of the spectrum, I’m a huge fan of Las Alcobas, which is also a Bonvoy Category 6 property. It’s the only hotel where I’ve ever been asked to select a scent profile for my toiletries and had a butler draw me a bath with a customized sachet.

If you’re staying on a budget, check out The Hampton Inn Centro Historico. The hotel has long been a family favorite in Mexico City. You’ll likely do better with cash rates, as deluxe rooms with 500 square feet go as low as $130.

(Photo by Nicholas Ellis / The Points Guy)
(Photo by Nicholas Ellis/The Points Guy)

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