A park in Condesa neighborhood, in Mexico City.
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Between its cutting-edge art and museums and thriving culinary scene, Mexico City always makes a solid case for a return visit. In 2023, a slew of exciting sporting events further sweetens the city’s appeal.

Mexico City hosts history-making baseball games in April when Major League Baseball comes to town for the first time ever as part of the Mexico City Series, with the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants playing a two-game series at the more than 20,000-seat Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú. In late-August, the Mexico City Marathon celebrates its 40th year. And Formula One is staging the Mexican Grand Prix at Mexico City’s Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in late October as part of a three-year contract extension for the city through 2025.

Hotel-hopping hobbyists have their eyes on several recent big CDMX openings, including Andaz Mexico City Condesa and Mondrian Mexico City, both of which debuted around the new year as part of the redesign of a historic complex, Conjuntos Aristos, in tree-lined Condesa. Latin America gets its first Soho House when Soho House Mexico City opens in 2023 inside a former private residence in Colonia Juárez. And the city’s Polanco neighborhood stays hot with boutique newcomer The Alest, the 12-suite Campos Polanco, and the equally intimate Casa Polanco. The chic barrio will also welcome a Rosewood hotel next year.

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