I have an upcoming trip that includes a stopover from about 6AM to late evening in MEX.
We'll be traveling with a 3-year-old, so we will probably spend the first few hours trying to get some sleep at an airport hotel.
I'm wondering if anyone has an idea for something to do with the rest of the day that won't cause a lot of stress about making it back for our flight?
I've never been to Mexico City. What are the usual tourist attractions?
Is traffic so bad that we could only fit in something really quick and nearby?
Is it even worth it to leave the airport area?
posted by mmc
on Nov 26, 2013 -
I'll be traveling to Hong Kong/China this February, with a one-day (19 hour) layover in Istanbul. What's the best use of my time there? [more inside]
posted by Curiosity Delay
on Nov 25, 2013 -
We're headed to Brussels in March, and we're looking at flight prices. We know it's a bit early, but we're trying to spot any deals and grab them. We saw a flight to Brussels with a layover in Porto, Portugal, and the one on way home is 20+ hours (landing around 4pm and taking off at 11:30am the next day). Could we get a good stay in Porto, Portugal out of those 20 hours? What's there to do? Will we get by without knowing the language? [more inside]
posted by ancient star
on Sep 5, 2013 -
I'm going to be doing two medium-long (6-8 hour) layovers in Paris soon and I want to spend them riding around on a bike using the Velib
bikeshare system. What are the best places to do this, using one of the RER B stations as a jumping-off point? [more inside]
posted by theodolite
on Sep 4, 2013 -
I'm flying back to Santiago, Chile, on Saturday, and I have an overnight layover in Panama. Should I do my best to explore the city in the time I have? If so, what to do/where to stay? [more inside]
posted by luciernaga
on Jul 18, 2013 -
Hey! I have a long layover in Seoul (landing at Incheon, 5:20AM, departing, 4:30PM, about 11 hours) this Thursday, June 27th.
Is it reasonable to head into the city (or somewhere) for food or drink or other amusement in this short span? Can you suggest a micro-itinerary that seems fun to you? I'm also interested in other options, including walking around the city with MeFites.
posted by fake
on Jun 23, 2013 -
We are relatively new to Seattle and have some friends who have a five hour layover coming in tomorrow afternoon. We do not have enough room in the car to carry them all, so they (1 father, 2 sons - ages 3 & 5) will jump on the light rail and meet us somewhere.
Where would be a good, child-friendly place to meet along the light rail route to hang out for a few hours on what will likely be a rainy afternoon?
posted by lil' ears
on Jun 11, 2013 -
On my way to Eastern Europe, I will have a 6-hour layover in Munich. Would it be feasible to buy a quick snack and run to the Pinakothek in that interval or at least get out of the airport at all (please recommend destinations)?
posted by Tarumba
on Jun 3, 2013 -
In a few weeks I'll be flying into NYC around 9:00 AM and flying out around 9:00 PM, and I'd like to take a shower somewhere and maybe even leave my bag for the day so I can wander the city. So far the only options I've found are to pay about $50 for access to an airline lounge, which seems too pricey for what I want, or to book a hotel room. Surely there are cheaper options? I'm not too picky about location, but somewhere in Lower Manhattan would probably be best. Please help me out, New Yorkers!
posted by reductiondesign
on May 13, 2013 -
I have a 14 hour layover starting 10PM tomorrow night at LAX before I leave on a 12:30PM plane to China the following day. I need help deciding between staying at LAX or leaving to go to a 24/7 cafe...can anyone comment on the free wifi at LAX? [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Jan 24, 2013 -
Prepping for a five hour layover in Houston (and lots of other holiday traveling in the next three weeks). What are your favorite movies or shows to watch while traveling? [more inside]
posted by mittenedsex
on Dec 19, 2012 -
Sunday breakfast recommendation in Singapore, and recommendations for good food in Manila around Pasig City and Quezon City? Also time for a taxi from Quezon City to airport? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat
on Nov 26, 2012 -
I have a round trip flight later this year on US Airways that has a layover in Phoenix and then continues to Las Vegas. It turns out that it would work out better for me to just leave the Phoenix airport instead of going on. My return flight would be unchanged ( leaving from Las Vegas ).
If I do this ( intentionally miss the second hop of my flight ) will I have problems later? I'm concerned about the possibility that the airline might cancel my return flight or something else along those lines.
If you have done this kind of thing (especially on US Airways) please let me know how things went. Thank you.
posted by metadave
on Oct 15, 2012 -
This coming Saturday morning (September 8th, 2012) I have a six hour layover in Vienna. Do I have enough time to do anything worthwhile outside the airport? [more inside]
posted by Calloused_Foot
on Sep 6, 2012 -
Have a LONG layover in Doha tomorrow (Tuesday) and just realized it's Ramadan. What's there to do if I get out of the airport and explore? [more inside]
posted by myntu
on Jul 30, 2012 -
On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being "very safe" and with going-to-11 being "the most crazy," how insane is it to try to get into London from Heathrow to do some light sightseeing on my way back home to the US. (I've read the previous questions, but needed some clarification about some of the issues!) [more inside]
posted by jph
on Apr 16, 2012 -
Connection-filter: Is an 80-minute window enough for me to get from Paris CDG to Gare du Nord? [more inside]
posted by Tamanna
on Mar 1, 2012 -
Traveling AMS-IAH-MSY on Friday: can I exit the terminal in Houston and get back in during my 3-hour layover? [more inside]
posted by knz
on Feb 21, 2012 -
On a whim, we added a 27 hour layover in Miami to our impending mid-March vacation. What should we do with our day, and where should we eat dinner? [more inside]
posted by toxic
on Feb 20, 2012 -
I will be traveling in mid-December as a woman alone and have a 7-1/2 hour layover in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I arrive at 4:30 pm and depart after midnight. Any suggestions for something safe to do to pass the time, (a tour is probably unlikely that late in the day) or a nearby and safe hotel to spend the time? I hate the idea of just sitting all night in an airport.
posted by eepersmom
on Oct 26, 2011 -
What was originally a mileage run to SFO and back has now become a 12 hour vacation in San Franscisco.
What would you do in the city if you were me? [more inside]
posted by tksh
on Sep 18, 2011 -
Travel rec's!!! I have a ten hour layover in Reykjavik - what should I do???
Also - I have a getaway weekend in London - where should I go??? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika
on Jul 22, 2011 -
I may purchase some train tickets that would have me staying at Cologne Hauptbahnhof from 0200-0600 early on a Saturday morning in August - is this a horrible idea, or might it actually be a positive experience as layovers go? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on May 27, 2011 -
My sister is traveling from the UK with a stopover at Dubai. What lounges are there that she can use? Details... [more inside]
posted by theobserver
on May 4, 2011 -
My boyfriend and I are going to have a five-hour layover in Berlin on Tuesday morning. Would that be enough time to leave the airport and grab breakfast somewhere? And if so, where should we go? [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence
on Apr 30, 2011 -
I'll be taking a business trip in a few weeks and I have a 6 hour layover in the Denver airport. What are my options? I've heard the airport might be too far away from the city for any real excursion. Is there anything worthwhile INSIDE the airport? NEAR the airport? Or do I just need a good book and a cup of coffee?
posted by tmharris65
on Apr 16, 2011 -
I've got a 6 hour layover in Las Vegas today. What can I do with my carry-on bag and how can I get to the strip and get a meal relatively cheaply? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer
on Feb 28, 2011 -
We're going to be hiking to Everest Base Camp and right now we're trying to figure out the logistics of our very long commute. We're traveling to Nepal from the US, and will be landing in Delhi on October 9th around 9 PM. Our flight to Kathmandu leaves the next day at at 3 PM. Is it safe and/or reasonable to stay the night in the Delhi airport? Or would it be easier to book a hotel or homestay in the area? [more inside]
posted by ThatSomething
on Sep 29, 2010 -
NYC TravelFilter: Can I get from the Port Authority to Penn Station, buy a ticket, and make my train in half an hour? [more inside]
posted by languagehat
on Sep 7, 2010 -
My sister is traveling to New Jersey in a week or so. She has this question: Myself and two others traveling by bus later this month and we have an 11 hour layover in Chicago, starting at about 5 in the morning on Tuesday. So I was wondering if there is anything really interesting to do while in Chicago for that time that is very inexpensive (Perhaps less than $5.) or free. (Free is always good. :) ) [more inside]
posted by 47triple2
on Jul 7, 2010 -
Long layover near Washington Dulles Intl. Airport. Is there a hotel with early check in? [more inside]
posted by papalotl
on Jun 8, 2010 -
I have a 10hr layover in Narita airport on Tuesday, May 11, from 8am to 6pm. Ideas for interesting things to do? 20 and female here if that's a factor.
posted by Xianny
on May 5, 2010 -
Tomorrow afternoon (28th Mar) from 2:30pm until 6:30pm I have a layover at Edmonton International Airport, Alberta. What is there close by to see or do, or are we stuck in the airport?
posted by lych
on Mar 27, 2010 -
Bad connection might leave me stuck in DIA (DEN) for six hours. Help me find alien autopsies and other weirdness. [more inside]
posted by rokusan
on Dec 2, 2009 -
On my flight back form Jamaica to Hawaii I have a layover in Los Angeles from 10PM Friday night to 8AM the next morning What can I do with myself for 10 hours. [more inside]
posted by kanemano
on Nov 24, 2009 -
I have an 11-hour layover in Amsterdam on my way home to the states - great! ...'cept it's from 9pm to 8am - yikes?! [more inside]
posted by jus7brea7he
on Sep 9, 2009 -
How can I arrange an overnight layover, and how much will it cost me? My very tall boyfriend and I are planning to visit my dad in Shanghai, and we're hoping to find a way to give his legs a rest between flights. [more inside]
posted by odayoday
on Aug 24, 2009 -
In September I have a one-day layover in Paris (noon on a Saturday until 8am the next morning) on my way back to the US from the Middle East. Looking for suggestions to make the best of less than 24 hours in a city i've never been to! [more inside]
posted by waylaid
on Jul 13, 2009 -