The summer is Mexico City’s rainy season, with an average of seven inches of rainfall each July. So, if possible, it is better to plan a Mexico City vacation for when it gets the least rain, in the winter months of December, January and February. However, if you end up traveling to Mexico City over the summer, you will still have a wonderful time, especially because there are plenty of fun activities to do in the bad weather.

Mucho Mundo Chocolate Museo
Milán 45
Juárez, 06600
Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
+52 55 5514 1737

Especially if you are traveling with kids, the Mucho Mundo Chocolate Museum is the perfect rainy day activity in Mexico City. This unique museum opened in 2012 and has quickly become a favorite of families visiting Mexico City. During a trip to the Mucho Mundo Chocolate Museum, visitors will learn the full history of chocolate around the world and its importance to Mexican culture and economy, particularly for the ancient Aztecs. Then parties will get to watch the chocolate making process. Of course, everyone’s favorite part of the trip is sampling real Mexican chocolate. This museum is modern, clean and guaranteed to put a smile on your face, despite the weather.

Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City
Calle Tacuba 8
Cuauhtemoc, Centro Histórico, 06010
Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
+52 55 8647 5430

The National Art Museum is one of Mexico City’s most beloved and popular museums. And since it is so large, it is a great way to spend a rainy day without getting bored. Located in the city center, this museum is particularly easy to visit if you are already seeing other sites in the area, such as the National Palace. Though the museum opened as recently as 1982, it has quickly amassed a world renowned art collection with a specific focus on meso-American art and artifacts. The permanent collection contains more than 3,000 pieces spanning four centuries, so it is easy to dedicate a whole day to visiting the museum.

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Papalote Museum
Av Constituyentes 268
Miguel Hidalgo, Daniel Garza, 11830
Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
+52 55 5237 1773

Planning to spend a day with the family hiking or exploring the pyramids only to have your plans thwarted by bad weather? The Papalote is a great museum to visit with children. Learn about the galaxy in the planetarium, or catch a flick at the IMAX theater. The Papalote is a world class classic children’s museum with cool exhibits like a Lego room, sand pit, bubble zone and lots of fun ways to explore science and technology. Like Kidzania, there are also exhibits that encourage kids to make believe they are adults and let them go grocery shopping. The interactive Papalote Museum is a bright, clean and modern children’s museum. With Lego areas, arts stations, and science and technology zones, there’s something for everyone. Kids can learn to make smart choices in a simulated shopping environment, or check out quieter areas for magnet and sand play. There’s a biodiversity room teeming with taxidermy and drawers of dirt for digging to find worms and other creepy crawlies. Be sure to venture outside to check out the well-equipped play area featuring a sand pit and bubble zone. Note that admission includes the Planetarium and the IMAX theatre, so budget plenty of time. Or kids can explore nature in the biodiversity exhibits where they can dig in dirt for worms.

Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa
Ave Paseo de la Reforma 465
Cuauhtémoc, 06500
Ciudad de Mexico, D.F., Mexico
+52 55 5229 1200

If it is raining and you are simply not in the mood for a museum, a spa day is the perfect solution. The highest-rated spa in Mexico City, Spa Marquis is also the city’s largest, boasting 16,000 square feet of ultimate relaxation. The spa provides a wide range of spa services including many types of massage treatments, steam rooms, saunas, hydrotherapy tub, a fitness center, a pool and more. Visitors rave about the beautiful pool in a glass atrium surrounded by tranquil gardens. The spa also has special treatments for weary travelers that specialize in jet lag relief and fatigue.

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