Best things to do in Mexico City
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Another cultural renaissance is always bubbling in Mexico City, a nirvana for cool kids, creatives, and architecture aficionados. The high-octane historic center is a patchwork quilt of Aztec landmarks embedded into the fabric of the modern city brimming with must-see Mexico City’s attractions: cathedrals, churches, and old-school cantinas that have survived the city’s constant reinvention. A gritty underground nightlife scene attracts revelers from all over, while colorful colonial buildings, Art Nouveau architecture, and spectacular food at some of the city’s best restaurants are some of the best things to do. Further afield in quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods, trendy boutiques, and leafy urban parks are a welcome respite from the beating sun. And when you need a breather from the big-city bustle? Plan a day trip to the famous Teotihuacan pyramids 30 miles away while tucking into barbacoa tacos (the super-tender meat is traditionally slow-cooked in an underground oven) at a laid-back taquería.