As the largest and capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires is known as the “Paris of Latin America” because of its lush green spaces, romantic architecture, and vibrant city life! It is located on the eastern coast of Argentina, just below the country of Uruguay. If you are looking to experience this beautiful city for yourself most international flights come in through the main airport of Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini (EZE). From there a 26 mile taxi ride will take you straight to the city center!
Best Times to Visit: The seasons in Argentina are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere. The weather in Buenos Aires is ideal in fall (March - May) and spring (September - November). The best travel deals are between April and June, but in October and November the jacaranda trees are in bloom, making it a beautiful time to see this city!
Things to do:
Enjoy an authentic “asado”. Asado, or barbecue, is a very important part of Argentinian culture as they highly value the gathering of friends and family. Enjoy a dinner of their high quality meats and local red wine. Some of the great steak places in the city include Don Julio and La Cabrera. If you are wanting a little more of a splurge meal, there’s the ever-popular Cabana Las Lilas.
Tango the night away! Buenos Aires is the birthplace of tango and the perfect place to learn the moves… or watch the professionals! A "milonga” is a place where locals go to dance tango, and there are plenty of authentic spots around the city!
Stroll through the San Telmo Market. This colorful street market draws over 12,000 visitors every Sunday! You can spend hours perusing the various antiques, knick knacks, and local artwork all while getting a true taste for the local culture of this thriving city!
Walk through Corrientes Avenue. The bustling Avenida Corrientes, or “city that never sleeps”, passes through Microcentro, the financial district, across the pedestrian shopping street, Calle Florida, and by the Obelisco. There are countless bookshops, cafés, pubs, theatres, and shops along its edges - giving you plenty to explore during your stay!
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Feature Hotel: Exe Hotel Colon, Hotel NH Buenos Aires, Hotel Panamericano Buenos Aires
Things to know before you go…
The locals are night owls. If you are an early to bed kind of person, this city might not be for you. It is not uncommon for locals to head out to dinner at 9:00pm and most clubs don’t start getting busy until 2:00am.
Not a place for vegetarians. Argentina is the second overall consumer of meat and beef. It is a staple in most of their meals, so vegetarians be warned.
Transportation is cheap. Buses will take you just about everywhere you need to go in the city. Make sure to purchase a SUBE card beforehand at a kiosk as you can not purchase them directly on the bus.
Don’t think your normal Spanish will cut it. “Castellano” is the Argentine version of Spanish but it is very different!
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