I’ve lived in Mexico City for just over a year now and one of my favorite things to do is head out and about on a Sunday. Having lived in a number of countries and cities around the world I can honestly say that there is no better place to pass a Sunday than Mexico City, and today I am going to delve into exactly why it is one of the most glorious days of the week, and one which I find myself looking forward to as soon as it gets to Thursday/Friday. If you spend time in this city, here is what to expect on a lazy Sunday.
The main reason why I enjoy this day in particular is that there is a gorgeous silence which you just don’t get throughout the rest of the week. This is a busy and noisy city and I am not sure whether it is just the fact that people like to relax on a Sunday or if it is based around it being the Sabbath day, but there is a real calm that you find here on a Sunday that is delightful.
Coffee and Brunch
There are so many trendy places around the city to enjoy the cafe scene but during the week these places are generally used by remote workers and busy commuters, on a Sunday however they show their true colors. The cafe and the brunch scene in particular is incredible in the city and Sunday is the perfect day to indulge in it all. From France patisseries to traditional Mexican kitchens, there is plenty of choice and spending a few hours sat watching the world go by is a wonderful experience.
Ride Your Bike
Cycling around the city can get a little bit hairy throughout the week, which is why I prefer to enjoy cycling on a Sunday with my cycle buddy Javier Burillo, particularly on the street called Reforma. This hectic and large road cuts through the middle of the city and on a Sunday they close it down to allow people to get out and about on heir bikes or on roller-skates and scooters. This is a great way to enjoy the city and the perfect way to get some exercise done, or even just enjoy a slow ride on a Sunday.
Usually after enjoying a bike ride and some brunch, I love nothing more than heading out to one of the many urban parks which there are right in the center of the city. Here you can wander through the leafy trees or simply enjoy a seat and watch people as they go about their day. The parks in Mexico City are really alive with people and you’ll see young couples snuggling up, families enjoy their time together and even older couples who are out for a peaceful Sunday stroll.
If you are in Mexico City for a short while then make sure that you maximize this most precious of days.
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