January in Mexico City

by Cristina on January 8, 2009

by Cristina | January 8th, 2009  

January is probably one of the best months to visit Mexico City. The weather is warm enough to allow sightseeing and the hordes of tourists are pretty much non-existent. Spend your time discovering the local history and enjoying a day (or more) shopping. Then you can dance the night away in one of the many clubs.

Weather

Located in a mild climate, Mexico City experiences warm winter. However, thanks to the altitude, the days are colder than in the rest of the valley. Especially in the evening you should have a jacket available to keep you warm.

The area rarely gets snow during the winter and generally the precipitations are concentrated during the summer months.

Temperatures

Avg high 70 F / 21 C
Avg low 45 F / 7 C

>>more information on Weather in Mexico

What to do

Winter is probably the best time to explore the historic sites in Mexico City. The weather is warm enough to allow you to spend an entire day going from place to place. The majority of the sights are concentrate din Centro Historico, around Plaza de la Constitucion (Zocalo). Here you will discover Cathedral Metropolitana, Aztec Ruins of Templo Mayor, Palacio Nacional and many more.

Another must-see is the Chapultepec Castle . Within the castle there’s a museum but the entire area is a huge forest with lake, where you can relax and enjoy a day in Mexico City. There’s an amusement park, a zoo, a botanical garden and plenty restaurants to keep you busy.

One of the preferred things to do in Mexico City during winter is shopping. Whether you are looking for bargains in the incredibly colorful open air markets or stroll the malls in the hope to find the best deals on designer clothes, Mexico City has them all.

Mexico City has the most active and vibrant nightlife in the entire country. There are an incredible number of places to choose from, such as salsa clubs, Flamenco, Mariachi music, Jazz clubs and many more. Many upscale restaurants have their own dance floor as well so they are a great choice for a dinner out followed by dancing.

>>more information on Restaurants in Mexico City

Another good idea is to take a short trip to San Miguel de Allende. It’s located at 170 miles/273 km of the capital so you might want to spend a night or two in this lovely town. It’s a perfect town to be explored on foot and you have a lot to visit. The sights are located around El Jardin.

Getting to Mexico City in January

There are plenty of airlines serving Mexico City so the best choice is to catch a flight. Since the tourists are pretty much non-existent you don’t need to worry about booking too much in advance or about the price.

Where to Stay

Mexico City offers a lot of places to stay, from the cheap hostels to the luxury hotels. Don’t worry about booking in advance in January.

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