Fly from Orange County to Mexico City and immerse yourself in the intriguing and ancient culture of the Aztecs. Travelers can drive to John Wayne Airport (SNA) and take advantage of several parking options on or off airport grounds or use a number of public transportation services, including buses, shuttles or taxis. After about five hours of flight time, guests of Mexico City can find themselves experiencing grand festivals, such as Dia de la Revolucion (Revolution Day) or Dia de la Independencia (Independence Day).
Originally the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, Mexico City allows visitors a chance to view examples of the intricate network of Aztec canals and city planning of this ancient civilization. In the southern Xochimilco borough, guests can hire colorful trajinera, or wooden boats, and experience the canals firsthand. The San Angel barrio, named a "magic neighborhood" by the city government, hosts museums, gardens, monuments, historic residences and a cultural center. San Angel is also a good place to find restaurants, markets, art galleries and shops.
Hints and tips
When travelers fly from Orange County to Mexico City and land in the Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX), both taxis and public buses are available to make the 8-mile drive to downtown. Weather in Mexico City is consistently mild and warm with average temperatures ranging from the high 60s to low 80s.