Why It's Worth It

Mexico City is having a moment. Just a five-hour flight from New York, Mexico City has quickly become an uber-popular weekend destination for urbanists and culture seekers alike. Long a center of anthropological history and Latin American art, a new wave of local business owners have leveraged the Mexican entrepreneurial spirit to build an irresistible culinary scene and innovative public architecture that keep this, the oldest city in the Americas, at the forefront of cultural relevance. —Matthew Kinsey