Day Trips from Mexico City You Won’t Want to Miss

Destination tips by: Matt Ravel

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Teotihuacán is the city of the gods and one of the first addresses for a day trip from Mexico City. From its top, you can take some spectacular shots of the pyramid complex and surrounding landscape. 

Teotihuacan  Ruins

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Flowery plazas, magnificent aristocratic palaces, historic monasteries and a high density of churches characterize the colonial center of Querétaro as well as the well-kept fountains and parks.


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Perched on a hill, this colonial town is well worth a longer stay to really check out the appealing old-styled houses with their terraces and gardens hidden behind simple facades.

San Miguel de Allende

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On the outskirts of Mexico City is the canal system of Xochimilco, the floating gardens of the Aztecs, where you can escape the urban jungle with a leisurely boat ride in a richly decorated “trajinera”


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Puebla has preserved the attributes of a colonial city, with a huge main square, big houses of worship, and historic villas. Particularly noteworthy are the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, and the Church of Santo Domingo.


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