The Pyramids At Teotihuacan
A little less than an hour to Mexico
City’s northeast lie the magnificent ruins of the pre-Columbian city of Teotihuacan, reckoned to have been Mesoamerica’s largest, home to some 125,000 inhabitants at its zenith, in the first centuries of the common era. Plan on spending at least a half a day (hiring a guide is a recommended) as you explore its lofty Pyramids of the Sun and Moon (still climb-able at this writing) and its perhaps more dazzling Pyramid of Quetzalcóatl, complete with fabulous, plumed-serpent sculptures and reliefs. Remember to take water and cover up as needed; the site is all but devoid of shade. A great excursion on Mondays, when seemingly every other museum and attraction is closed.