Moon Mexico City (Paperback)

By Julie Meade

Moon Travel, 9781631214080, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2016



Experience the Life of the City with Moon Travel Guides

Baroque palaces and energetic streets, old-school taquerias and contemporary art: explore the contrasts of this beguiling metropolis with Moon Mexico City.
  • Experience the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow a self-guided walk through Mexico City's most interesting neighborhoods
  • See the Sights: Wander the ruins of Tenochtitlan at the Museo del Templo Mayor or visit Frida Kahlo's home. Explore the colorful of Mercado de la Merced, admire Mexico City's sleek contemporary art museum, or venture into the past at the National Museum of Anthropology
  • Get a Taste of the City: Sample your way through charming cantinas and cutting-edge cuisine, before polishing it off with traditional pulque
  • Bars and Nightlife: A dazzling array of traditional dance halls, chic nightclubs, and hip mezcal-centric hideaways means that Mexico City parties well after the sun goes down
  • Trusted Advice: Julie Meade spent 10 years in living in Mexico, and she shares her cultural and artistic expertise on her beloved city
  • Itineraries and Day Trips: Head out to Cuernavaca, Puebla, or the ancient pyramid ruins of Teotihuacan, or follow itineraries ranging from family friendly tours to a lazy market Saturday, all accessible by bus, train, or public transit
  • Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps so you can explore on your own
  • Handy Tools: Background information on the landscape, history, and culture of Mexico City, plus an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go, packaged in a book light enough to toss in your bag
With Moon Mexico City's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Looking to experience more world-class cities? Try Moon Buenos Aires. Exploring more of Mexico? Check out Moon San Miguel de Allende or Moon Yucatan Peninsula.

About the Author

Julie Doherty Meade grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and spent her childhood hiking, camping, and traveling throughout the Golden State. After graduating from college, she took her first trip to Mexico, where she was immediately drawn to the country's warm people and fascinating culture. The following year, Julie returned to Mexico and decided to extend her stay indefinitely. For almost ten years, Julie lived, worked, and traveled throughout Mexico. She saw Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos speak to a crowd in San Cristobal de las Casas, helped run a fine art gallery in San Miguel de Allende, and taught English to five-year-olds in Mexico City. During her years in the capital, she was schooled in advanced Mexican slang, developed a strong affinity for early-morning cafe con leche in old Chinese coffee shops, and spent hours seeking out the best bookstores, most interesting architecture, and tastiest bites in the city's diverse neighborhoods. Julie currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Arturo, her son, Mariano, and her chihuahua, Tequila. She writes and copyedits for several New York publications and visits Mexico every chance she gets. Julie is also the author of Moon San Miguel de Allende and Moon Living Abroad in Mexico.