Mexico City

As one of the most populous cities in the world, Mexico City teems with rich history that you can uncover at area museums, monuments and archeological sites. But Mexico’s capital has evolved into the center of its modern political and economic and cultural spheres. Arts and culture, in particular, flourish around Mexico City, also called  CDMX (an abbreviation of "Ciudad de Mexico"). Promenades and parks exhibit the city's world-class collection of public art, while museums and galleries showcase the works of national luminaries like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. To see the region’s artisan flair, visit the craft markets and malls, which sell everything from silver jewelry to textiles. Of course, the local cuisine can’t be beat — authentic tacos, tamales and guacamole are everywhere. Epicures also will enjoy CDMX’s gourmet restaurants, where Aztec dishes add unique flavor to the culinary scene.