There are more museums than you can imagine
With more than 150 museums, Mexico City is second only to Paris in terms of the number of museums within the city. From ultra-niche museums, such as the Museum of Antique Toys, the Torture Museum (because, why not?), to the all encompassing Museum of Anthropology and Museum of Fine Arts, where you could easily spend multiple days, there’s really no chance to be bored in this city. Imagine, you can drink all the tequila you want … and still learn something! Which brings us to ...
Exotic and rare local booze abounds
Mezcal and pulque are two ancient drinks native to Mexico that have not received quite the fanfare of tequila and world renowned Mexican lagers, but both -- mezcal especially -- are starting to garner more international attention. In Mexico City, they are everywhere. Both pulque and mezcal come from the agave plant, the same as tequila (which is a type of mezcal). Pulque is the result of fermenting the juice which grows in the plant’s bulbous root, and mezcal is the distilled spirit from any number of agave species (while tequila can only come from blue agave). Pulque has an effervescent flavor and is known to provide nutritive properties and a relatively low alcohol content. Mezcal, well, just make sure you plan how you’re going to get home after the bar before you delve into that realm.
It's the best starting point to launch an adventure through Mexico
Mexico City is basically the belly button of the Americas - not too far from any point. It’s also the perfect jumping off spot to explore all corners of the Republic. From Mexico City, it’s easy to catch a roundtrip flight to any point in Mexico, usually for between $100-150. Also, Mexico’s bus travel puts the US’s to absolute shame. It’s efficient, easy, economical and comfortable - and you can get anywhere - granted, not quickly. But that’s what the reclining seats and Spanish-dubbed gringo movies are for. Bus drivers typically wear suits and ties, and many buses are equipped with wi-fi. Depending on your preference between first, second and third class, you can expect to spend anywhere between $10-50 USD to go a great distance and catch the sprawling vistas of mountains, cacti, farms and coastline from the comfort of a panoramic window.