Hello Zona Rosa
Pleasant and trendy in the daytime, but noisy and raucous by night, fun-loving Zona Rosa is a vibrant mix of cafes that double up as bookstores, antique dealers, decadent nightclubs, national monuments and pretty much everything else in between. Zona Rosa is perhaps best known by the locals as one of the best, most varied nights out in Mexico City, with everything from gay- and everyone-friendly nightclubs to moody cocktail bars and Korean karaoke joints. You can shop for something new in a fashionable boutique along Genova Street, or seek out something old around Plaza del Angel, where antique traders gather to display their novelties and curiosities. Follow your nose to sniff out the nearby street food stalls, or wander over to Korea Town if you fancy a change from Mexican (unlikely, of course). Zona Rosa is a bohemian, easy-going neighborhood if ever there was one, but it's also proud and Mexican through and through. The Monumento de la Independencia on Paseo de la Reforma commemorates Mexico achieving independence from Spain in 1910, and is a great starting point for discovering the rest of Zona Rosa.