Mexico City (Cuidad de Mexico, Distrito Federal Mexico) or the DF (for those in the know) is like any urban metropolis: busy, chaotic, and cosmopolitan. It is an ideal getaway for culture, art, and good food. This is the place to be to experience rooftop hotel parties, unforgettable cuisine, and a conflicting mixture of progression, history, and architecture.

See: Check out the Museo de Frida Kahlo, Palacio de Bellas Artes, and the Teotihuacan Pyraminds.

Shop: The trendy neighborhoods include Polanco and Condesa, and you can easily get lost in the cute cafes and swanky shops in these zones. Colecciones 908 is a showroom that shows off the best from high-end independent designers. Macario Jimenez and Magistral Concept Store (fashion, design, creative)  are sure to not disappoint.

Eat: Mexico City has fabulous street food. Find local taco shops with unlimited toppings for less than $1 each. For more established venues, try Contramar, which combines Mexican street style food with the sea, only open for lunch. Other great choices are Lobby in Hobel Habita; Aguila y Sol; and Pujol offers a romantic setting.

Drinks: Pasaje America and Rioma

Stay: The ultra chic CONDESAdf Hotel is the newest jewel on the scene, and has quickly taken its post of modernity and sophistication. As a collaboration of Parisian designer India Mahdavi, South Beach hotelier Jonathan Moor and Mexican architect Javier Sánchez de Sánchez Higuera, CONDESAdf is a hotel for those that like to be on the scene.

Its sister property, Habita Hotel, is a modern minimalist boutique hotel which houses actors, businessmen, and models. Don’t miss their signature champagne and tamarind martini at open-air bar, AREA. Enjoy the springtime breeze at the pool deck AQUA.

Please consult the State Dept’s website for Travel updates to Mexico.