Fly to Mexico City for no so Mucho Dinero
Good gravy, Mexico City is a big place. The metropolitan area has a population of 19.2 million people. That is about 20 times the entire population of Montana being crammed into a 3,600 square mile valley. On top of all that, all those people are crammed into a valley with an average elevation that is 7,300 feet above sea level. Oxygen must really be in demand!
Even though it is one of the world’s great megacities, you can still get a bit of a small town feel if you know where to go and what to do in Mexico City. There are, of course, the famous landmarks that everyone should visit including the main central square, the elegant avenue known as the Paseo de la Reforma, the National Museum of Anthropolgy and the homes of Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky.
But beyond these tourist attractions, crowded areas, there are little side streets that are quiet and serene. There are parks where you can take a book and experience solitude. There are neighborhoods were families have known each other for generations. There are little shops and restaurants that will be delighted to have a foreigner stop in. These are the types of places that make Mexico City a manageable place to visit. It is your job to find them.
You can fly to Mexico City from Boston round-trip on United Airlines for just over $300. This is an outstanding price.