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Best for Kids in Mexico City

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Museum of Light

The Museum of Light is one of a kind museum in the city of Mexico. It concentrates on studying and analysing optical illusions. Initially situated in the original church of San Pedro y San Pablo College, the institution opened its doors in the year 1996. Only a part of the college is converted to museum and the rest of the space is mainly used for exhibitions. The museum provides a fun and educating experience for children and adults.

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Teatro Jorge Negrete

This theatre pays homage to one of Mexico's most famous singers and film stars, the unforgettable Jorge Negrete. Light comedies are usually presented here using singers or actors of national or international fame such as Angélica María and Julio Alemánare, two much-loved artists. One show is given on Fridays and two on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone, Internet or through Ticketmaster. Parking is available.

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Sheraton María Isabel Hotel & Towers

This is one of the most luxurious hotels in Mexico City, with an excellent location, facing the Angel de la Independencia, and next to the US Embassy; it is also near many European embassies. The rooms are simple, modern and include all the amenities. It has an excellent atmosphere that happens to be rather conducive to do business. It is one block away from the most important financiers and the Mexican stock market.

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Juguetrón

This toy shop is like a dream come true for children as it has a huge number of toys lining its aisles. Here you will definitely find the present that you were looking for. Among some of the toys you will find here are those that are suitable for babies and those of pre-school age, meccano, water pistols, balls, board games, dolls and space ships, and franchised toys such as Disney, Sesame Street and Star Wars. Parking is available.

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St. Regis

The epitome of luxury, the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City is certainly one of the most expensive and most grandeur. With 189 sleek guest rooms, gorgeous views, spa, indoor swimming pool, children's activities, conference facilities and more, this hotel has everything you need to make your stay a memorable one. The rooms feature plush linens, soaking tubs, mini bar and cozy robes, all of which are perfect for unwinding after a long day.

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Hotel del Prado

This hotel, one of the most modern ones in the city, has 16 suites and 358 rooms, all fully equipped. It is located in the San Rafael area, very near the Centro Comercial Galerías (Galerías Shopping Center). Among the services offered are covered parking facilities, restaurant, café-grill - where they prepare meat Argentine style - and a bar with live music for dancing.

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Librería Colorines

Entering Colorines is just like going into a child's room. Materials over there, books over here, stamps and didactic games all over the place. All is within reach, ready to be read or played with. Its designed on different levels and the arrangement of the bookshelves is fun, evoking a labyrinth or maze. Spanish or bilingual books, audio stories, children's music cds, horror tomes, inflatable and "huggable" books (to go to sleep with)... it's possible to find something for every child here.

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Camino Real Polanco

Camino Real México has all the facilities one could possibly ask for. The swanky 4-star property is decorated by modern and contemporary Mexican artists and features arresting architectonic design. The lobby contains a mural by well known local artist Rufino Tamayo. Six bars and three restaurants are among its top features. You can also find tennis courts, a gym and swimming pools that promise all-round leisure and recreation. The disco CeroCero at Camino is well spoken of, and so is the famous Fouquet's restaurant that serves delectable French delights.

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Lago del Bosque de Chapultepec

One of the most popular pastimes among the city's children and teenagers is to hire a boat and row around the lake located in the Chapultepec Forest. Here people can take to the water, accompanied by the local duck and goose population, all set amidst picturesque woodland: a fine place for a family outing, right in the heart of the city.

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Parque Zoológico de Chapultepec

The pre-Hispanic origins of this zoo date back to when the Aztec Nezahualcóyotl created this area for the population to enjoy the flora and fauna. It was meant not only for entertainment but also for medicinal, artistry, food provision and religious purposes. Today around 2,000 animals of some 260 species consider these 17 hectares (42 acres) their natural habitat. Different biospheres have been recreated to make these guests feel more at home. Temperate woods of conifer trees shield the bears, deer and wolves; there are pastures for herbivores and deserts of arid and semiarid regions for other creatures; the Arctic tundra for the polar bears and even a coastal shore for sea lions. This is also the home of the Russian pandas, which were the first to produce offspring in captivity.

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Bosque de Chapultepec

The Bosque de Chapultepec, or the Chapultepec Forest, is one of Mexico City's favorite attractions. Counted among Western Hemisphere's largest urban parks, it covers close to 686 hectares (1,695 acres). It is a verdant oasis of the city that delineates tales of the Aztec era through its Montezuma cypress trees and several Mesoamerican artifacts that are preserved in the on-site museum. The park is also home to the magnificent Chapultepec Castle which is a memory of the region's Spanish rulers. Apart from the castle, the Monument to the Ninos Heroes, the Carcamo, the Tlaloc's fountain and the baths of Moctezuma are some of the park's notable attractions.

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Papalote Museo Del Niño

When traveling with children, this children's museum is an ideal place to visit. Opened in 1993 the museum offers a hands-on, interactive, ultra-modern experience, including an IMAX theater. It is divided into five major sections dedicated to discovering the human body, communications, our world, expressions and con-ciencia (a play on double meanings: "Con-science" to also mean with-science). Workshops, a theater, restaurant and a gift shop are also open to the public.

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