Why Mexico City is Great for Solo Travelers

Mexico City is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. With that scale comes tons of things to do while taking a solo trip, including visiting the city’s historic sites and museums, dining at some of the most delicious restaurants, and exploring the culture of the region.

While the city is huge, you can narrow down your list of solo travel to dos and spread activities out over a long weekend. Here’s what we recommend:

3 Mexico City-Long Weekend-Travel Tips for the Solo Traveler

While I did not get to eat at Pujol, I was able to eat at the fabulous Prendes Restaurant!

While I did not get to eat at Pujol, I was able to eat at the fabulous Prendes Restaurant!

1. Dine at One of the Best Restaurants in the World

Often ranked as the best restaurant in Mexico City and one of the best in the world, Enrique Olvera’s Pujol is a can’t miss stop on your trip. The menu includes everything from street snacks to mole dishes.

“Food at Pujol is prepared in a kitchen with no burners or sauté pans, most dishes seared on a wood grill and finished in an oven to preserve the familiarly Mexican savor of smoke,” wrote Guy Trebay for Conde Nast Traveler. “Tortillas are toasted on a comal. A brick oven pit is used for slow-cooked preparations, like the fork-tender lamb barbacoa served as part of a course on what Mr. Olvera terms a taco omakase menu.”

Online reservations for Pujol are available here.

2. Explore the City by Bicycle

If taking the metro isn’t your thing, you can opt to bike around Mexico City. Better yet, you can book an Airbnb like this mini loft or this apartment near Polanco, both at well under $100 per night, that include bike access.

Airbnb also offers Experiences through their website such as authentic Mexican cooking classes, photography walking tours, and much more.  

3. Take a Day Trip

Photo  by  Sharron McClellan  via flickr.

Photo by Sharron McClellan via flickr.

Roughly thirty minutes outside of Mexico City is Teotihuacan, an archeological complex full of temples and pyramids, and artifacts in the museum. The city is also on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for its authenticity, sacred monuments, artistic achievements, and several other criterion.

Viator, a Trip Advisor company, has several tour options for those who want to see the pyramids with a guide, or even with an archeologist. Depending on the time of year, the company even offers hot air balloon tours over Teotihuacan. Check out the full list of tour options here.

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Author: Julia Ballard

Julia was the first member of the Astrid Solo Travel Advisor team, and has helped shape our unique approach to travel writing which focuses on affordable, luxury ideas for the solo traveler. She is on top of all the cutting-edge in everything from technology to travel, and works to share her insights with our audience. To read more about her and each one of our Solo Travel Advisors, head over to the About page!