This weekend is long; you and your children are looking forward to Friday to forget about daily tasks. If you still don’t have plans, we recommend these places to go out with children and take advantage of family days off.

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On March 21st, the birth of Benito Juárez is commemorated, so there will be no classes on Monday, the banks will be closed, and offices will be closed. Pack your bags and escape with your family to one of these destinations near Mexico City (CDMX). Enjoy the warm weather to leave stress behind.

1

Las Estacas

Located in the state of Morelos, this park has a one-kilometer natural river where your family can swim, snorkel, and even kayak. It has a camping area, but it also has cabins if you don’t like to sleep outdoors. The zip line, swimming pools, and green areas will drive your naughty ones crazy. This destination is two hours from Mexico City.

Camping, swimming, and kayaking are some of the attractions of this place. Photo: Las Estacas
Camping, swimming, and kayaking are some of the attractions of this place. Photo: Las Estacas
2

La Marquesa

Whether renting a cabin, having a barbeque, or going horseback riding, your kids will love this place. You can run and play in its extensive green areas until you get tired. Best of all, it is only an hour from the country’s capital city.

This park offers many activities that you can enjoy with your children. Photo: La Marquesa Ecological Park.
3 Africam Safari

Do you like animals? Here you can see 5 thousand animals of 450 species from all over the world. You can tour their habitat in your car or on one of the park’s buses. Giraffes, elephants, antelopes, and zebras are some of the guests at this site. It is located in the state of Puebla.

In this place, you will see the animals up close. Photo: Africam Safari
In this place, you will see the animals up close. Photo: Africam Safari

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4 Malinalco

An excellent alternative to recharge with energy. You can visit this Magical Town’s archaeological site in the State of Mexico and climb up to the Cuauhcalli or “House of the Sun,” the highest area. From there you can see a fantastic view.

This archaeological zone is an excellent option for a walk. Photo: Malinalco Magical Town
This archaeological zone is an excellent option for a walk. Photo: Malinalco Magical Town
5 Mineral del Chico

Located in the mining corridor of Hidalgo, this town will put you and your family in contact with nature. Its landscape full of trees, such as pines and oaks, is ideal for taking a break from the hustle and bustle of Mexico City. Bicycle tours, zip lines, sport fishing, or even a visit to the San Antonio mine are some of the activities offered by this site.

At this destination, you will find a beautiful landscape. Photo: I am from Hidalgo 100%
At this destination, you will find a beautiful landscape. Photo: I am from Hidalgo 100%
6 Valle de Bravo

The cobbled streets and this Magical Town’s relaxed air will make you have a pleasant time. They can tour the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary or take a paragliding ride to admire the lake surrounding this town. There are activities for all ages.

Here your little ones can ride a horse. Photo: VALLEXPERIENCES
Here your little ones can ride a horse. Photo: VALLEXPERIENCES
7 Prismas Basálticos

The main attraction of this park is its columns with geometric shapes, in which rainwater runs off, which produces a beautiful view. Whether they’re having a family picnic, camping, or the little ones ziplining, they’ll love this place.

These columns of geometric shapes offer a beautiful landscape. Photo: Prismas Basalticos
These columns of geometric shapes offer a beautiful landscape. Photo: Prismas Basalticos
8 Xochitla Ecological Park

Boats, quads, climbing walls, bungee jumping, and even seeing dinosaurs are some of the activities that can be done at this destination, which is ideal for having a great time with your mischievous ones. This park is located in Morelos.

This park offers many activities for children. Photo: Xochitla Ecological Park
This park offers many activities for children. Photo: Xochitla Ecological Park

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9 Hacienda Panoaya

It was the home of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Today it offers a variety of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors. It also has a deer park where children can pet these animals. It is only two hours from Mexico City.

Games, zip lines, bikes, and plenty of diversions for your naughty ones. Photo: Hacienda Panoaya
Games, zip lines, bikes, and plenty of diversions for your naughty ones. Photo:  Hacienda Panoaya
10 Grutas deTolantongo

It is a set of caves in Hidalgo, whether you immerse yourself in the Thermal Water Grotto, inside which a waterfall falls where you can cool off, or you can swim in the pools along a mountain wall surrounding this site. The pools are small shallow pools where children can swim.

The pools located along one side of the mountain offer a beautiful landscape. Photo: Grutas de Tolantongo
The pools located along one side of the mountain offer a beautiful landscape. Photo: Grutas de Tolantongo

Which of these places to go out with children for the long weekend do you like the most? Tell us on Facebook if you visit one.

Translated by: Ligia M. Oliver Manrique de Lara

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