Thinking about traveling for your bachelorette party, but don’t want to leave the continent? Bride Bailey Spalding, a sales executive for Pandora, did just that and took her crew to Mexico City. She’s sharing her itinerary with us, so you can grab all the inspiration you need to plan your own!
Bailey wanted to explore a new place with her party, and she’d heard only the best things about Mexico’s capital. “From the food, to the weather, to the culture, it did not disappoint!” she says. Since they went in February, the bride recommends packing layers because it gets surprisingly chilly in the evenings—a light jacket or two is all you really need though.
Where They Stayed
After landing at Mexico City International Airport, the group checked into their epic Airbnb penthouse apartment in the chic, European-feeling Condesa neighborhood.
Where They Ate
On Friday night, they started with a late lunch at Huset. “We ate in the courtyard which is enclosed by walls covered in overgrown greenery,” Bailey says. “This is a great place to dine with the organic/jungle ambiance that is so unique to Mexico City. From a food standpoint, the burrata and arroz con pollo were not to be missed.”
That night, the bride and her girls went to Blanco Colima in Roma for dinner. “We ordered a ton of tapas to share, and everything was absolutely delicious,” Bailey explains. “The building itself is a restored mansion with tons of rooms to explore. After dinner, we checked out the bar and lounge on the bottom floor, where they had a DJ playing amazing music.”
What They Did
The highlight of their weekend was a trip to the floating gardens of Xochimilco, which takes around 45-minutes to reach by car, but, according to them, is one-hundred percent worth it. Xochimilco is an enormous network of canals spread across the southern district of Mexico City. The canals are filled with colorful boats called “trajineras.”
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“We had a tour guide and trajinera to ourselves, complete with music, tequila, and all the fixings for fresh guacamole,” Bailey says. As they traveled along, a mariachi band or two climbed aboard to serenade the group, and drinks, corn, tacos, and micheladas were available to purchase from local vendors. “We came prepared with our Frida Kahlo-inspired headpieces, but those can be bought on the canals as well,” Bailey explains.
To unwind after a day of exploring, the bachelorette party recommends the rooftop of the Condesa DF Hotel, which has a great drinks and sushi menu. “We loved it so much that we went twice!”
Where They Shopped
While they were at the Condesa DF Hotel, the hotel’s boutique caught their eye with its amazing selection of gold-plated jewelry and accessories. And Indian Pipe Society, a showroom with rotating brands, was a one-stop shop—every single person took home something cool . . . a fun reminder of their time in Mexico City!