November in Mexico City

by Cristina on June 24, 2009

by Cristina | June 24th, 2009  

nov-mex-cityNovember in Mexico marks the start of the tourist season. The rain is gone and the temperatures are just perfect for sightseeing. In Mexico City , November is filled with events, such as the Day of the Dead, Revolution Day or bullfights.

Weather & Temperatures

November is a dry month in Mexico City and marks the start of the tourist season. The average high temperature is 72F/22C while the average low is 52F/8C. Make sure to pack appropriate clothing especially if you plan to stay up late.

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Things to do

The lack of rain makes November a perfect month for sightseeing. You don’t need to plan outdoor activities only in the morning anymore, so you can cover more ground each day.

Visiting the historic sites in Mexico City can keep you busy for at least a full day, unless you want to mix in some other things – like checking out the close-by restaurants – and then you can easily spread the sightseeing over couple of days.

Plan an entire day at the Chapultepec Castle and Park . If you like to eat in the outdoors, you can pick up treats from the market and then have a picnic in the park. There’s a Zoo, a botanical garden, an amusement park and of course, the castle to catch your interest. And there’s also a restaurant if you prefer stylish eating.

Checking out the bullfights – in Plaza de Toros – is on many tourists’ to-do- list. But if you are a vegetarian or just don’t like violence, it’s better to avoid these events.

The first two days of the month mark All Saints’ Day and the Day of the Dead . It’s a lively and colorful period during which the locals honor their dead. Just remember that the Day of the Dead is also a public holiday so pretty much everything is closed (except for the markets, which are filled with flowers and skeleton-shaped sweets).

November 20 marks Revolution Day when you can watch parades in the main square (Zocalo). It’s a public holiday so everything will be closed.

Arriving in Mexico City in November

The majority of travelers arrive in Mexico City on a flight . November marks the first month of the tourist season to expect the prices to go up a bit when it comes to flights. US carriers offer plenty of connections so make sure to check out the prices in advance. Plan to fly mid-week and either early in the morning or late at night to save some on the fare.

Where to stay in Mexico City in November

Accommodation in Mexico City is for any budget even during the tourist season. There are inexpensive hostels for the budget travelers and posh hotels for those who prefer more facilities. But if you do prefer to stay in a room with private bath and shower, there are enough places which don’t charge too much for a room. Avoid the center if you want to get some sleep at night though.

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