Mexico City is massive. We’re talking 21 million+ people and 16 burroughs massive, and the least amount of things I could break it down into for a travel guide was like, 30 — so squeezing it all into a few days of vacation could be quite a feat!

Based on my recent 7-day solo trip, here are my favorite things to do + see, broken down by neighborhood for easy picking and planning:

Downtown: History: Palaces, Museums + Plazas


Zocalo Square | Cathedral Metropolitana | Palacio Nacional | Templo Mayor | Museo Nacional de Arte | Palacio de Correos | Palacio de Belles Artes | Torre Latinoamericana | Alameda Central | Barrio Alamdea | Garibaldi’s Mariachi Plaza (be mindful) | Jose Vasconcelos Libraria 

Reforma: History: Castles, Museums + Statues


Reforma x Insurgentes | Paseo de la Reforma | Castillo de Chapultepec | Museo de Arte Moderno | Museo de Antropologia | Angel de la Independencia | Plaza de la Constitución | Zona Rosa

Roma: The Cutest, Trendiest Restaurants, Bookshops + Design Shops (My Fave)


Alvaro Obregon | Plaza Luis Cabrera | Plaza Rio de Janeiro | Fuente de la Cibelas

Restaurants: Seriously, all of them. Blanco Colima.

Condesa: A Taste of Everyday Mid-Upscale Life: Parks, Shopping, Restaurants


Avenida Alfonso Reyes | Glorieta Citlaltepetl | Parque Mexico | Parque Espana | Avenida Amsterdam 

Restaurants: Rosetta, Sushi Sha La La, Tori Tori, Arturo’s, El Bonito, Gin Gin (Bar), Magical Street Food Truck at Tamaulpais + Alfonso Reyes, Roxy

Polanco: Upscale Treats


Parque Lincoln | Antara | Museo Jumex

Restaurants: Ivoire, El Japonez, Le Mat, Pujol (World’s #16 Restaurant)

Coyoacan: The Local’s Corner


Museo Frida Kahlo | Mercado de Coyoacan | Plaza Jidalgo | Jardin Centenario | Cathedral Coyoacan | El Jarocho Coffee | Museo de Culturas Popular

Restaurants: Corazon de Maguey, Los Danzantes

Just Outside the City 


Xochimilco | Iztaccihuatl | Teotihuacan (La Gruta) | Xochimilco

Want more deets on the above? Check out:

 30 Mexico City Experiences You Don’t Want to Miss


Ultimate Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to Mexico City

Happy planning! Any faves I missed?