It's hard to believe that a nation's capital could be its best-kept secret, but this has long been the case for Mexico City. Travelers have often flocked to the country's famous coasts while neglecting its colorful interior. Perhaps they are intimidated by Mexico City's size—it's one of the largest and most densely populated metropolises in the world—or by rumors about its reputation: chaotic, dirty, and possibly dangerous. Yet intrepid travelers tend to return home enamored by a visit to “DF” (the Distrito Federal), in accordance with journalist David Lida's assessment: "Mexico City is the capital of the 21st century." Once you've paid Mexico City a visit, you'll understand why it's just a matter of time before others figure out the secret, too.
Julie Schwietert CollazoMexico City Local Expert
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