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Things to do in Veracruz, Oaxaca + The South

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Veracruz, Oaxaca + The South. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Veracruz, Oaxaca + The South 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 Veracruz, Oaxaca + The South 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 Veracruz, Oaxaca + The South.

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  • Benito Juárez Market

    The spot to pick up local produce and blocks of Oaxaca’s famous cheese. Adventurous diners shouldn’t miss the food stalls in the meat market sectio... More
  • Central de Abastos Market

    A stroll through the Central de Abastos, the city’s oldest open-air market, is like a journey through the encyclopedic contributions that Mexico—an... More
  • Maasberg Family Bakery

  • Mercado de Artesanías

    The handicrafts market at the corner of Ckilapana and Socaire, in San Pedro de Atacama, sells downy-soft alpaca and llama wraps made by artisans in... More
  • Mirador La Coyota

    Take in the scenery at this overlook clinging to the 3,000-foot walls of Sumidero Canyon. More
  • Monte Albán

    This ancient Zapotec regional capital is about five miles west of Oaxaca. The preserved city allows a glimpse into the lives of area natives from 5... More
  • Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

    The former monestary- a 16th-century colonial building with vaulted corridors, arched windows, and magnificent staircases - houses a vast collectio... More
  • Teotitlán del Valle

    Over 150 families in this carpet-weaving village earn their living by "painting on wool." Their technique, which uses only natural dyes, dates from... More

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