8 Things You Will Love About Visiting Mexico City With Kids

Despite its size, Mexico City is one of the best cities in the world to visit with young kids. There is lots you’re going to love.

Mexico City is a great destination for families with children, offering a wide range of activities and experiences that are suitable for kids of all ages.

Here are some things you will love about visiting the city with kids.

1. The Parks

Mexico City has many beautiful parks, including Chapultepec Park, which is one of the largest city parks in the Americas and is home to several museums, lakes, and a castle. Kids can enjoy playgrounds, gardens, and picnic areas.

Other parks worth investigating include:

  • Alameda Central: Alameda Central is one of the oldest public parks in the Americas, and it offers visitors a relaxing green space in the heart of the city. It has a central pond, playgrounds, and educational statues.
  • Parque España: Parque España is a small park in the historic center of Mexico City. It features a picturesque pond, a playground, and a set of sculptures.
  • Parque México: Parque México is a popular park in the trendy neighborhood of La Condesa.

Our favourite park, however, is Lincoln Park in Polanco. It has one of the biggest climbing frames we have ever seen!

2. The Museums

Mexico City has a wide variety of museums that are great for families. The best museums to visit in Mexico City will depend on your kids’ ages and interests. Some options include:

  • The National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología): This museum is one of the most important in Mexico, and it has a vast collection of pre-Columbian art and artifacts from ancient civilizations such as the Aztecs, Mayas, and Olmecs.
  • The Papalote Children’s Museum (Museo Papalote): It’s a popular museum in Mexico City that is specifically designed for children. The museum’s mission is to educate and entertain children through interactive and hands-on exhibits that encourage learning and creativity.
  • The Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa Azul): This museum is dedicated to the life and work of the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It is located in her former home and studio, where she lived and worked for most of her life.
  • The Museum of Mexico City (Museo de la Ciudad de México): This museum offers a glimpse into the history and culture of Mexico City, with exhibits on the city’s pre-Columbian and colonial past, as well as its modern development.

3. The Zoos

Mexico City has a couple of zoos like the Chapultepec Zoo and the Bioparque Estrella, where kids can see a wide variety of animals from around the world.

4. The Street Markets

Mexico City has many street markets where kids can see a wide variety of traditional Mexican crafts and souvenirs, and sample the street food.

The most famous is arguably La Merced. In case you don’t know, La Merced is a neighborhood in Mexico City that’s known for its vibrant street markets and traditional Mexican culture. It is located in the historic center of the city and is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Mexico City. It is known for its large community of street vendors, selling everything from traditional Mexican clothing and textiles to food and household goods.

5. The Food

Mexico City is a food lover’s paradise, with a wide variety of traditional Mexican cuisine and international options available. You kids will love trying new and delicious foods. And if they aren’t too keen to try new foods back at home, this is a great chance to broaden their palettes. Harriet and Luca tried risotto for the first time in a great Italian restaurant in the Polanco neighbourhood and loved it!

6. The Accessibility

Perhaps surprisingly given its sprawling nature, Mexico City has a well-connected transportation system, making it easy to get around and explore different neighborhoods with kids.

7. The People

You’ll find it easy to connect with the local people and learn more about their culture.

Known as “Chilangos”, they are known for their warmth, friendliness, and pride in their city and culture. They have a love of music, food, and celebrations. They are also known for their resilience in the face of the city’s many challenges, including traffic, pollution, and earthquakes.

Chilangos are proud of their rich history, vibrant street culture, and art scene, as well as their progressive attitudes toward social issues.


8. The Weather

Mexico City has a mild climate, with an average temperature of around 15-25°C (60-77°F) throughout the year, making it a great destination for families with kids all year round.

Make sure you let us know what you love about visiting Mexico City with kids in the comments below.

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