Ready for a long weekend away with the main love in your life? For a belated Valentine’s Day gift to each other, my boyfriend and I went to Mexico City for three full days. Though the trip was short, we enjoyed each day to its fullest capacity. Here is how to take advantage of your own itinerary in the CDMX.
DAY 1: Visit the Museo Frida Kahlo.
Get lost in Casa Azul and admire the various art on display throughout the museum. There is nobody better to visit this museum with than your partner, seeing as how one of history’s most well-known love stories took place within the walls of this iconic home.
On the other hand, there’s nothing more empowering, as a woman, than learning Frida’s story and how she prevailed in spite of all her hardships. Keeping on pushing, girl! You can do it.
End your night with something fresh and satisfying — ceviche! Agua y Sal Cebicheria is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of exploring. The restaurant is located in Polaco, a prestigious district in Mexico City, where you’re sure to find plenty of upscale international restaurants and shops. The ambiance can get a little loud, but the food, drinks, and staff make the visit worth it. I’d suggest ordering the Cebiche Peruano, Pulpo Enamorado, Zipolite Cocktail, and Máncora Cocktail.
DAY 2: Take a taxi/uber to the Piramides de Teotihuacan.
Experience something you don’t see every day: Climb up the ancient Mesoamerican pyramids, and feel like your top of the world with your #bae. The view doesn’t hurt either for a couples photoshoot that is sure to be Instagram-worthy.
If you’re religious, I suggest visiting the Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.
This church is famous for being the site where Juan Diego claimed to have seen the Lady of Guadalupe in 1531. At the church, there’s an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that is the most famous religious icon in all of Mexico.
My boyfriend and I went with the sole purpose of praying for my grandma and lighting a candle for her. The experience is near and dear to my heart. It’s something that I would personally only want to experience with a loved one.
DAY 3: Walk around aimlessly.
There’s always something to see or do. During the day, visit La Ciudadela Market to get your shopping out of the way. Here you’ll find so many local artisans and their beautiful crafts that are worth every penny. Make sure to take your pesos, since you’ll definitely need them. Something is sure to catch your eye.
The most fascinating place to me was El Palacio de Bellas Artes. Its enormity and beauty had my jaw hitting the ground. I wish we could’ve taken a picture in front of this performance hall that doubles as an art museum, but the immense crowd of people did not allow for one. Regardless, it’s 100 percent worth the visit, and I’m sure you’ll be just as blown away by it (and all of Mexico City) as I was.
Finally, end your weekend with a visit to the Zócalo, which is the main square in central Mexico City. At night, tons of people crowd the square. The starry sky makes it the perfect place to sit and let time pass you by with conversation…. and people watching, of course.