Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City's largest park, is encircled by a huge centuries-old forest and contains lakes, the presidential residences, several of the city's finest museums, an amusement park and a zoo. Legend has it the wood served as a refuge for Toltec and Aztec kings during times of trouble. On Chapultepec Hill is the Castillo de Chapultepec, which was built in 1785 for the Spanish viceroys and used as a residence for Mexico's presidents until 1940. It is the home of the Museo Nacional de Historia (National History Museum). A miniature train climbs the hill from inside the entrance to Chapultepec Park. Today the park attracts thousands of visitors, especially on Sundays when families come to relax and picnic. Attractions are split into a trio of distinct areas with the primera sección (first section), on Paseo de la Reforma; the segunda sección (second section) occupied by La Feria (Amusement Park), and the tercera sección (third section) by Atlantis, a marine park with dolphin and seal shows and an aquarium.
Things to see in Mexico City
Address: Plaza de la Solidaridad Juárez Centro, Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
The government-run tourist information office is in the trendy Condesa area. There is plenty of information on places to visit and how to book tours and hotels. There are also some decent maps and basic travel information on hand to take with you.