As more and more people travel to Latin American countries, the factor of whether you should bring your children along, becomes a dilemma. Many travelers think that the majority of vacation spots in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America are solely
for adults. The departments of tourism within these countries are trying to destroy that myth by advertising several “kid friendly” places to go and things to do while vacationing. Of course the majority of these places still offer the supreme nightlife for those “without niños,” but this doesn’t mean that you have to leave the children home with abuelita. Depending on the age group of your children, there are a variety of activities that are either just for them, or for the entire family.
Mexico City has a plethora of things for you and your little ones to engage in. Those looking for a perfect spot to let the kids run around and use up all of their energy can visit Chapultepec Park, in Mexico City for a relaxed evening of bike riding, picnics, and even pony rides! If you are trying to take in a bit of culture, the Museo Nacional de Anthropologia will keep your children full of “oohs and aahs” while they learn about ancient civilizations as well as the Papalote Museo del Niño made especially for children. For those kids that can’t get enough of la piscina Mexico City has a premiere water park, Aguas Salvajes, designed to give you a full water experience.
There is the Ciudad de los Niños, a full-fledged gaming and entertainment center located in the heart of the city. One of the most popular American amusement parks, Six Flags, has made its way to Mexico City for those that desire an array of roller coasters, entertainment, and funnel cake in addition to Divertido, a Mexico original. We all know that children love los animales so there is the Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec, a perfect place for the kids to get their dose of nature. They can also see more animals at Atlantis Marine Park, an aquarium with frequent dolphin and seal shows. Planetas, actually offers an specialty star gazing program for children to get them more acquainted with “las estrellas.” When traveling you should never have to exclude children, but rather plan accordingly to make sure that the whole family has a memorable vacation experience.
To find out more information about how to plan the perfect itinerary for you and your children before traveling to Mexico, check out these sites.
Also, here’s a glimpse of the great food you can expect during your visit.
Story by Kira Ming