Just an hour away from Condesa, you will find yourself in a magical land of fun. Easy to reach by subway, yet fast and more costly by taxi, Xochimilco is definitely on the top of my list of things to do to escape the city. If you are staying At the Red Tree House they sometimes arrange large trips for the day. Before you get on the water, buy yourself and friends a few beers or purchase micheladas and corn while making your way through the congested canal. The driver of the boat will give you some good recommendations and hopefully you'll pay for mariachis to play for you as well.