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Frida Kahlo, Mercado San Juan & Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City, Mexico

Best things to do in Mexico City Mexico - Alex Veka - Palacio de Bellas Artes by Carlos Aguilar on Unsplash

Palacio de Bellas Artes. Photo by Carlos Aguilar on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Alex Veka of Vibe Adventures about Mexico City, Mexico. Alex’s tips for the best things to do in Mexico City are awesome because he came here for love and stays for its diversity, abundance of culture and proximity to nature.

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Centro Historico. Photo by Laurentiu Morariu on Unsplash.

Mexico City, Mexico

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Mexico, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

If you’d like to learn how to travel for free using airline miles and hotel points, check out my free 7-day email course.

Best things to do in Mexico City Mexico - Alex Veka - National Anthropology Museum

National Anthropology Museum

Getting around Mexico City

The local airport is Mexico City International Airport (MEX), which is about a 30-minute drive from Mexico City. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Alex says that there’s no need to rent a car unless you plan on taking frequent trips outside the city. He says that rental cars are affordable and parking is easy to find, so renting a car might be a good idea for some travelers. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. Public transportation is also good to use and easy for locals and tourists. And Blablacar is a popular tool to get to different cities.

Best things to do in Mexico City Mexico - Alex Veka - Colonial streets of Coyoacan

Colonial streets of Coyoacan.

Places we talked about on the Mexico City, Mexico podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Alex Veka about Mexico City, Mexico. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Green dots = best things to do in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Mexico City, Mexico

Who is Alex Veka?

Alex is a passionate traveler with over 50 visited countries, a perpetual learner and an entrepreneur running a travel startup, Vibe Adventures. Originally from Belarus, he has lived in several countries before finding his second home in Mexico City five years ago.

Best things to do in Mexico City Mexico - Alex Veka with local sign

Alex Veka with a local sign.

Here are a few articles and information on his company:

You can connect with Alex on his website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

We Travel There - Mexico City Mexico - Alex Veka - podcast one sheet

Click here to download our one-page guide of Alex’s tips for Mexico City.

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Best things to do in Mexico City Mexico - Alex Veka - Evening street food vendor

Evening street food vendor.

Stay tuned for our next episode

Listen to the next episode when Chris Christensen of Amateur Traveler shares the best things to do in Monterey, California. In this episode, Chris and I talk about visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the amazing views from Lover’s Point, and exploring the historic Carmel Mission. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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Related episodes for Mexico City

To learn more about destinations in Mexico, check out our episodes below:

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