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Things to do in Mexico City Airport (MEX)

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Mexico City Airport (MEX). How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Mexico City Airport (MEX) attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Mexico City Airport (MEX) to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Mexico City Airport (MEX).

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  • Aerotrén

    Connecting the airport’s two terminals, the Aerotrén, which runs on elevated tracks, is the first such train in Latin America. It is speedy and eff... More
  • Carlos Place

    Carlos Place is a lively hotel bar that offers views of the airport runways. It has a full bar and a superb selection of Mexican beer and tequilas,... More
  • Centurion Club

    Unique to Mexico and Buenos Aires and an unbeatable alternative to airline clubs, the Centurion Clubs are open to Gold, Platinum, and Centurion Ame... More
  • El Gran Pastor

    A perfect place for last-minute souvenirs, El Gran Pastor specializes in products from Monterrey, from traditional glorias, dulce de leche candies,... More
  • Exhibition Centers

    Exhibits documenting science (flora, fauna, and ecosystems throughout Mexico), technology, and Mexican aviation history (where you learn that Charl... More
  • Fondo de Cultura Económica (FCE) Bookshops

    One of Mexico’s leading intellectual publishers, Fondo de Cultura Económica, has two shops at the airport (each with its own name) with a wide sele... More
  • Librería Educal

    Conaculta, Mexico’s National Council for Culture and Arts, publishes handsome books on Mexican history, art, archaeology, anthropology, and archite... More
  • Mexico City Airport (MEX)

    Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX), otherwise known as Mexico City Airport, is located about three miles east of the city center. The airpor... More
  • Nutrisa

    Mexico’s leading health food store provides an alternative to fast food for airport meals or takeout: sandwiches, fruit smoothies, and the frozen y... More
  • Pineda Covalin

    The colors, images, and symbols of Mexico’s rich culture—from pre-Columbian history to contemporary painters—are translated into stylishly designed... More
  • Sala 21

    For those with an early-morning layover, Sala 21 snack bar and lounge is a perfect spot to read the morning paper while having a breakfast of panca... More
  • The Gym at Camino Real Aeropuerto México

    Any health-minded traveler can obtain a day pass for $9 to use the gym, swimming pool, and a locker at this hotel directly across from T1. Inquire ... More
  • The Silver Designer

    This boutique features locally crafted jewelry made with silver mined from the historic city of Taxco, the world’s silver capital.  Whether you are... More

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