If you’re going to Mexico City in the summer of your own will and just for tourism, you have probably made a conscious decision and are aware that summer maybe isn’t the best season to visit the lovely capital.
But then again, who says that.
Even though it can rain quite a lot, it could be worse, for instant visiting Mexico where it’s scorching hot, and there’s no ocean. Everything has its positive sides, so you will have more space for yourself as there aren’t that many tourists in the summer. Still, if you’re going to drive there, just remember that you have to have special car insurance. You can get it from places like Oscar Padilla Mexican Insurance.
Plus the city is absolutely gorgeous so it is totally worth it. You can use the intervals between the rains to walk around the city, and otherwise, find good places to hide when it starts pouring. So here are a few suggestions on where to go and what to see.
Go to a Museum :
There are more than one hundred museums in Mexico City, and many of them actually have free entrance, such as Museo del Estanquillo or Soumaya art gallery. Some of them have free entrance once a week, but most of them are closed on Mondays. If you’re driving there, make sure to have all of your paperwork in order, in case of an accident. Here’s what you might need https://mexicaninsurance.com/FAQ.aspx.
You should definitely go to a planned visit and not miss Palacio de Bellas Artes, National Museum of Anthropology, Frida Kahlo Museum, Museo Dolores Olmedo, and many more. But it is good to know that some of these places can also offer a super quality and interesting shelter from the rain in case of emergency.
Have a Walk-in Chapultepec Park :
Keep in mind late afternoons are mostly “booked” for rain, while it is usually dry in the morning, so you can use one such to have a walk through the Chapultepec Park, the biggest one in the Western Hemisphere. You can visit the zoo which is part of it, as well as the lake.
If you’re lucky enough to have a dry evening you may catch some open-air concert, or if it’s Saturday, you can watch a movie at the open-air cinema. It’s good to know that this enormous park is also home to several museums, including the National Museum of Anthropology, just in case.
Ride a Bike Down La Reforma :
Again, make sure it’s morning, and preferably a Sunday, as that’s the time when Paseo de la Reforma is closed for cars and reserved for roller skaters, bikers, and joggers, except for the last Sunday in a month. That way you can participate in the early morning bicycle ride down this avenue. Forget about your car if you came by one and enjoy the bike ride. And again, if the rain surprises you, you can jump into some of the nearby restaurants. Luckily, summer is not the peak of the season in Mexico City, so you are very likely to actually find a place in some of them.
Listen to Some Mariachi :
Rain or shine, Plaza Garibaldi is normally bustling with Mariachi bands. Spend one afternoon enjoying all the typical (or stereotypical) things about Mexico: grab some tacos and tequila, sit on the square, listen to Mariachi, and enjoy the music. It doesn’t get more Mexican than that. Finally, if it rains, and even if it doesn’t, you should definitely visit the Tequila and Mezcal Museum situated on this square to complete the Mexican experience.
Experiencing this magnificent city without too many tourists around is probably the most authentic experience you can get.
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