Mexico City is the perfect destination for travelers looking for picturesque streets and an international food scene. The city has become a hub for digital nomads as remote workers escape the office.

According to ABC News, the first half of 2022 saw a spike in travelers. Nearly 10.26 million travelers made their way to Mexico City during this period. As Mexico City continues to grow in popularity, we shouldn’t forget about the surrounding towns and nearby cities that make up this area. 

Looking to explore colonial towns and experience the Pueblo Magico that Mexico has in abundance? Then make sure to work in the destinations below for your next day trip from Mexico City.

1. Valle De Bravo:

Valle de Bravo is located two hours west of Mexico City. The city is located on Lake Avándaro. The weather is mild all year round, and the best time to visit is from December to March to see the butterfly migration. The town is home to a butterfly sanctuary where travelers can watch thousands of butterflies migrate north to Canada. Other activities in the area include yachting, hiking, and kayaking on the lake. 


2. San Juan Teotihuacán

 San Juan Teotihuacán is just northwest of Mexico City and it takes a little over an hour to arrive from the capital. The city is known for its ancient and historical pyramids, especially the pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. One of the best views of the pyramids is by hot air balloon, which you can easily book through sites such as Viator and AIRBNB Experiences. 

3. Puebla:

Puebla is a charming city just southeast of Mexico City. Visitors rave about the city’s deep history, food scene, and colonial architecture. It’s about a two-drive from Mexico City. Top attractions to visit in Puebla include Museo Internacional del Barroco, the Cantona Ruins, and Callejon de los Sapos.

4. Grutas Tolantongo:

Visiting Grutas Tolantongo is a must for any nature lover. These hot springs are about a four-hour drive from Mexico City but worth it. The springs overlooking the mountain are divided up into separate pool sections. There are also nearby hotels and resorts that are connected to the springs if you want to stay longer.

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