If you go
WHERE TO STAY Hotel Milan
Av. Alvaro Obregon 94, Roma Nte. 011-52-55-5584-0222 hotelmilan.com.mx A modest, boho hotel in the heart of the Roma Norte neighborhood offering spare, comfortable rooms. Rates from around $40.
WHERE TO EAT Neveria Roxy
Av. Fernando Montes de Oca 89, Cuauhtemoc, Condesa 011-52-55-5286-1258 neveriaroxy.com.mx An old-school ice cream shop that has been serving up sorbet-like nieves and rich ice creams for more than 70 years. Treats from $1 to $4.25.
Calle Queretaro 225, Roma Nte., Cuauhtemoc 011-52-55-2624-2966 benditapaleta.com A gourmet spin on classic Mexican ice pops, available in a colorful variety of flavors, including some spiked with booze. Treats start at $2.
WHAT TO DO Mexcity Tours
Mexico City 011-52-55-3455-5079 mexcitytours.net Email the tour guide directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Supremely knowledgeable, very friendly and reasonably priced, Leonel “Leo” Aguilar offers tours of Teotihuacan, nighttime trips to lucha libre matches and many other cultural experiences. $40 per person in a group tour; U.S. dollars in cash preferred. Fees for private tours are slightly higher and negotiated based on the number in the group and other factors.
Museo del Juguete Antiguo Mexicano
Calle Dr. Olvera 15, Cuauhtemoc, Doctores 011-52-55-5588 2100 museodeljuguete.mx A funky antique toy museum showcasing a thousand diverse collections in a sprawling space. Tickets $4.25 per person.