South America

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Malbec, Steak, and polo players – Oh My! Buenos Aires offers an air of European charm with a distinct South American spirit.


Old world blends with new in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s bustling metropolis that will have you sighing over its Belle Époque architecture, cobblestone streets lined with adorable cafés and boutiques, and neighborhoods (barrios) bursting with personality. First-time visitors tend to associate Buenos Aires with tango, steak, and wine—that trifecta of local passions—but the Argentine capital’s French buildings, Italian food, and Spanish nightlife also tell the story of a city with one foot in Latin America and the other in Europe. Tree-lined avenues, a thriving nightlife and great food and wine make the Argentinian capital one of the most exciting cities in the continent.

Although it was rebuilt in the early 20th century and modeled after Paris and Madrid, when you visit Buenos Aires you’ll see that the city buzzes with a passion that is entirely its own. This dynamic city is home to three million, mostly very good-looking porteños (port dwellers), and is perfect for wandering at leisure. While there are key sites worth ticking off such as the Casa Rosada or Teatro Colón opera house, the essence of Buenos Aires is taking coffee at a barrio café watching the world saunter by, or browsing the latest exhibit at a hip gallery before lingering over a three-hour lunch.

Stay

Alvear Art, Faena Hotel, Four Seasons, Home Hotel, Hotel Madero, Mío Buenos Aires, Oasis Collections, Pop Hotel

Eat

Aramburu Bis, Chori, El Baqueano, El Cuartito, El Obrero, El Preferido de Palermo, Gran Dabbang, i Latina, La Alacena, La Carnicería, La Mar Cebichería, Nola, Parrilla Don Julio, Proper

See

Casa Rosada, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Fola, Galería Patio del Liceo, Graffiti Mundo, Museo Evita, Palacio Barolo, Teatro Colón…maybe a polo match or a Tango lesson if you can swing it!

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)