What to Do and Where to Stay in Mexico City This Fall

What to Do and Where to Stay in Mexico City This Fall

Fall in Mexico City is a season of vibrant cultural celebrations, outdoor adventures, and delicious cuisine, and Andaz Mexico City Condesa provides the perfect home base for exploration of this dynamic and beautiful city.

Mexico City Fall Guide:

Fall in Mexico City is a magical time when the weather starts to cool down, and the city comes alive with vibrant events and cultural experiences such as the annual Dia de los Muertos parade, the Mexican Grand Prix (Formula 1), the Corona Capital music festival and much more. For travelers seeking a place to stay during this event-filled season, Andaz Mexico City Condesa is the perfect homebase for a unique and exciting experience in the trendy and super walkable Condesa neighborhood. Guests looking to stay between September 1 and November 30 can even save 25% on room rates by using code ORALE at checkout. The discount can be found here.

Opened in January 2023, Andaz Mexico City Condesa is conveniently located across from historic Parque Mexico and a bevy of local boutiques, art galleries and cafés, offering a chic and contemporary retreat. With its modern design, the neighborhood’s highest rooftop pool on the 17th floor, and proximity to some of the city's hottest restaurants and iconic cultural attractions, it's the perfect home-base for an urban fall adventure.

Best Things to do in Mexico City in the Fall:

  1. Formula 1 Mexico City 2023 Grand Prix (October 27-29): Every October, Formula 1 makes its annual return to Mexico City and brings with it hundreds of thousands of dedicated fans and a full weekend of city-wide festivities. The Mexico City 2023 Grand Prix trophy will be on display at Andaz Mexico City Condesa from October 1 – 15, and free viewing parties for each race event will be hosted at the hotel’s new Bulldog Sport Bar – a new pet-friendly sports bar concept part of local hot spot Wooftop Beer Garden & Canine Club.
  2. Day of the Dead Celebrations (October 31 - November 2): On October 28, Mexico City’s Día de los Muertos parade will extend from the Estela de Luz monument to the city’s main square. Guests at Andaz Mexico City Condesa can walk a mere half hour from the hotel to make their way to the start of the parade, which begins at noon. Leading up to the parade, enormous ofrendas (offerings) are put up in major squares and museums, while the city streets are dotted with colorful calaveras (skulls) and alebrijes (Mexican folk-art sculptures). Hotel guests can also check out the themed pop-up art gallery from Caminarte and Catrina face painting, which is available for hotel guests on both October 28 and November 2. Meanwhile in the hotel lobby at Derba Matcha Café, from October 1 to November 5, guests can enjoy a house made Pan de Muerto made by award winning pastry chef Aaron Santana and delicious Mexican hot chocolate.
  3. Corona Capital (November 17-19): Every fall, the major music festival Corona Capital comes to Mexico City, bringing in thousands of concertgoers from all over the globe to watch some of the biggest artists in the world perform. This year’s festival, which takes place at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, just a 24-minute drive from Andaz Mexico City Condesa, will see household names in indie rock headlining such as Arcade Fire, Blur and The Cure.
  4. International Film Festival (FICM) (October - November): Mexico City hosts various screenings during the fall for this renowned Mexican film festival. While this year’s films and dates are yet to be announced, the well-established FICM showcases both national and international films in theatres across Mexico City, making it a great opportunity for visiting travelers to unearth cinematic gems in a new setting.

Exploring Condesa: Condesa is known for its jacaranda tree-lined streets, Art Deco architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. While staying at Andaz Mexico City Condesa, curious travelers looking to immerse themselves into the neighborhood can take advantage of these nearby attractions:

  1. Parque Mexico: This historic Condesa park is a central gathering place with walking paths, fountains, and a dog-friendly atmosphere. It's perfect for a morning jog or leisurely afternoon.
  2. Art Galleries: Art lovers will find themselves at home in Condesa, whether at Casa Lamm, a popular cultural center featuring a lovely courtyard café, Maia Contemporary, an upscale gallery with intricate winding hallways just a mile away from Andaz Mexico City Condesa or Galeria OMR, an industrial urban haven of modern art, also a mile away from the hotel. History lovers and fans of more traditional experiences can also explore nearby museums Museo Nacional de Antropología and Museo Nacional de Historia Castillo de Chapultepec.
  3. Condesa's Culinary Scene: Condesa is home to some of Mexico City’s most-frequented restaurants, including two on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list: Máximo Bistrot, a farm-to-table concept serving French plates made with Mexican-grown ingredients, and Rosetta, the light-filled townhouse serving Italian classics with a Mexican twist. For excellent seafood, spend just $2 on tacos de marisco at Pescadito, or try Contramar, another staple and one of the most popular seafood restaurants in Mexico City. In contrast to the sea and to get a taste of the local land, Botánico serves a changing daily menu based on the harvests of its suppliers, and all of the meat and most of the produce at Marmota is sourced direct from local farms.