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Why Spring Is The Best Time To Visit This Iconic Mexican City

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By this point, everyone knows just how popular and inherently fascinating Mexico is, and U.S. travelers, in particular, have lost no time making it their No. 1 international destination, and for good reason.

If there’s another place so close to home that offers the same jaw-dropping views, centuries-old remains, and tantalizing food, I’ve yet to see it.

zocalo square, mexico city

However, unlike the rest of the country, which only seems to be moving in an upward trajectory, one iconic city has recently lost its crown as Mexico’s most popular destination, with many travelers overlooking its fascinating cultural sights in favor of trendier, beachier hubs.

With all that said, Mexico City, the country’s gorgeous capital, remains one of the best places you can visit – and I’m not only talking about North America but the entire world.

aerial view of mexico city

And if you, too, are eager to explore the city’s sunny streets this year, I’m here to tell you that the perfect window to finalize those plans will be ending pretty soon, so moving quickly is of the essence right now.

That’s because spring is hands-down the best time to visit the iconic Mexican hub, according to Kayak's Best Time to Travel Tool.

Plane Tickets To Mexico City Are At Their Cheapest

If you’re anything like me and hate to waste too much of that precious budget on travel (which, let’s face it, is the least exciting part of the experience), you’ll be happy to hear that airfare from most major U.S. cities to Mexico’s capital have never been lower.

Felipe Angeles International Airport in Mexico city

The table below might just help you realize just how little people departing from some of the biggest U.S. airports will have to pay for a round-trip ticket to Mexico City right now.

If you’re traveling from…Round-trip tickets to Mexico City start at:
New York City, New York$300
Los Angeles, California$225
Chicago, Illinois$237
Houston, Texas$193
Phoenix, Arizona$315
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$325
San Antonio, Texas$219
San Diego, California$315
Dallas, Texas$224
San Jose, California$318

Just to put things into perspective, these same tickets can start as high as $550 or more during busier months, so timing your visit right can absolutely affect your overall travel budget.

Most stays in Mexico City also boast lower rates during spring – according to Kayak, they average $86 a night but can go as low as $46.

And as we speak, you can take advantage of some pretty sweet hotel deals going on.

Hyatt Regency Mexico City interior

Hyatt Regency Mexico City is currently offering rooms for 20% less than its normal rate, St. Regis has discounted its prices by 37%, whereas those who want to go all out and stay at the Ritz-Carlton will be happy to learn that their $905-a-night rooms are currently being listed at just $489, marking a whopping 41% discount.

The Weather Is To Die For

You don’t need me telling you how balmy Mexico is, but unfortunately, there can be such a thing as too warm, and if you want to avoid the sweltering summer heat, booking your trip now could be the best decision you make.

Bellas Artes Building In Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America

Right now, temperatures in Mexico City are ranging between the high 60s and the low 80s (15-27°C), creating the perfect atmosphere for long sightseeing trips, memorable meals at outdoor restaurants, and cool nighttime walks. 

Avoid Wait Lines And Rowdy Crowds

As great as spring weather is, most travelers are still insistent on pushing their vacations off until summer, which is why these upcoming months are ideal for those who want to enjoy Mexico City’s many, many attractions without having to wait on abysmally long lines or make their way through suffocating crowds.

Museum Mural Diego Rivera, Mexico City

So, explore all of the iconic attractions, including the National Museum of Anthropology, the Chapultepec Castle, and the Frida Kahlo Museum, and take some pictures, too – who knows when else you’ll get a chance to do so without being constantly photobombed?

Take Advantage Of The Many Springtime Events

Right now, it also happens to be one of the funnest, event-filled times to visit Mexico City.

The celebrations of Feria de las Flores, Semana Santa, and Cinco de Mayo (which are some of the biggest events in the country year-round) can all be enjoyed these upcoming months.

Mexican Chihuahua Celebrating Cinco De Mayo


On the other hand, those looking for a more personalized experience will love going on a hot air balloon ride over Teotihuacan, exploring the waters of Tolantongo, or going on a $55 tequila-tasting tour – the weather’s perfect for all that and more.

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