Buenos Aires was voted a top city in South America by Travel + Leisure readers in this year’s World’s Best Awards. It’s one of our favorite cities in South America too. Its European flair can be felt throughout the city and at night, the city comes alive with tango. A few days should be spent here exploring the city and all she has to offer on your next journey to Argentina. To help with your planning, we asked our Luxury Travel Consultants for their top things to do in Buenos Aires.
1. The most recommended tip from Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Consultants for Buenos Aires – don’t miss a walk through the Cemetery in the Recoleta neighborhood. Follow the crowd to see Evita’s resting place, but don’t stop there. It is well worth it to wander through the rows of tombs and mausoleums. Each one is incredibly intricate and many include beautiful sculptures, statues, and details. It’s fascinating to see how the architectural style and materials change based on the era. And the best way to do it? With a private Ker & Downey guide, of course.
2. Buenos Aires is the home of tango, so it would only be right to take is some performances and try some steps yourself while you’re there. We suggest taking a private tango lesson, followed by a tango show at Rojo Tango. And to see how the locals tango and learn from them, then you should head to a local milonga.
3. For active travelers, go for a run through Bosques de Palermo, a larger urban park in the Palermo neighborhood, for a retreat away from the city.
4. Order a drink from the Alvear Palace Bar and soak in the ambiance.
5. Enjoy a full sensory dining experience with the tasting menu at Aramburu, consistently voted one of Latin America’s top restaurants.
6. Meander through the colorful streets of La Boca.
7. Stop into Gran Café Tortoni, Argentina’s oldest and most famous cafe, for a bit of European ambiance. Its green marble tables have served as a meeting place for famous artists and scholars since 1858.
8. If you’re looking for a day trip from Buenos Aires, head to Tigre, an island created by several small streams and rivers, just 45 minutes from the city. Its delta is one of the largest in the world and is best explored by boat or kayak. From land, you can go bicycling or horseback riding. 8. For active travelers, go for a run through Bosques de Palermo for a retreat away from the city.
Add these top 8 things to do in Buenos Aires to your next Ker & Downey journey. Contact your Luxury Travel Consultant to start planning your journey today.