Sites to See Mexico City's Largest Park
Bosque de Chapultepec Park
Suddenly at over 7,000 feet elevation; I found myself walking and walking from the Roma Norte and Condessa Neighborhoods to find families enjoying their weekend at Bosque de Chapultepec Park. This is higher elevation than what I am used to, so I forgot to really pace myself and wondered why I collapsed later in my hotel bed. This is larger than Central Park in New York City.
Look for the one vendor who sells Huraches shoes starting at $7.50 USD-$20USD depending on design. Most other vendors seemed to be similar products at great prices. Love my $20 Huraches:)
There is a castle to see!
Paddle boats are a great way to relax.
There is also a Zoo that is free. I’ve never before in my life seen a hippo! A lot of animals were hiding from the hot sun, so I suggest going early for a better opportunity to see them.
There is also a world famous Anthropology Museum. I would give a full day to see this as well as a separate day to explore the Castle. Polanco is to the north of the park with hotels that offer fantastic views, and european style cafes lining the streets. Roma Norte and Condessa are less compact with the restaurants and cafes, with an artsy vibe. Don’t get me wrong…there are many. I was overwhelmed by the bakeries and venues. Polanco seemed to have clusters of shops and cafes more dense in compact areas, and more expensive with the Intercontinental Hotel and Hyatt side by side overlooking the park.
Practical tip: During earthquakes historically, Polanco has fared well. Condessa and Roma Norte have experienced damage to buildings significantly. I still went and stayed there, however when I travel, I am exploring for residence in retirement so I research the practical side of things.