Top Things to Do in Argentina

[highlight background=”#FFCAD4″ style=”underline”]Top Things to Do in Argentina: From Buenos Aires to Patagonia[/highlight]

Argentina is the perfect place to get your adrenaline fix. From the high altitudes of Córdoba to the rolling green hills of La Pampa, this South American country is home to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. So much so that you may struggle deciding on where to visit first. That’s why we’ve created a rundown of the top things to do in Argentina: from Buenos Aires and its iconic sights, to Patagonia and its natural wonders and hidden gems. Whether you’re planning on staying for a few days or longer, here are our top recommendations of things to see, do and eat when you visit Argentina.

[highlight background=”#FFCAD4″ style=”underline”]Visit Buenos Aires[/highlight]

With its rich culture, vibrant metropolis and countless attractions, there’s no better place to start a trip to Argentina. You’ll find renowned landmarks such as the Plaza de Mayo and the Metropolitan Cathedral, along with palaces and museums that span the arts, science and culture. If you’re traveling during spring or summer, you may also want to bring a swimsuit. Buenos Aires is a fantastic place to relax and unwind before diving into the wonders of Patagonia in the north or visiting Colonia del Suroeste in the south. You’ll also want to explore the city’s vibrant and multicultural neighborhoods, including Palermo, San Nicolás, Flores and Belgrano. The best time to visit Buenos Aires is from March to November. Buenos Aires is a vibrant city year-round, but the spring and fall months are best for exploring the city. If you’re visiting during the summer, however, you’ll likely want to avoid the sweltering city.

 

Córdoba: The Heart of the Andes

The heart of Argentina’s Andes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that combines the best of European and South American cultures. Córdoba is an ideal destination for travelers interested in exploring Argentina’s history and culture. The nation’s first capital, Córdoba is home to the outstanding Museo de Córdoba and the elegant palaces of the former “Gold House” family. While in Córdoba, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the area’s natural wonders and historic attractions, such as the gorges of the Río Miño, which is home to European basses. If you have time, make sure to visit the gourd bird sanctuary in Rinche and the indigenous community of Teush.

 

El Calafate: A Scenic Town in the heart of Argentina’s Patagonia

The Patagonian region of Argentina’s landscapes is almost as stunning as the country’s capital, Buenos Aires. Plus, there’s a lot more to see and do in the region than the bustling metropolis. The town of El Calafate is a popular base for exploring the stunning landscapes and wildlife in the region. You’ll find plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy, such as hiking, skiing, kayaking and climbing. If you’d rather relax, El Calafate features some of the country’s best restaurants and art galleries, making it a great place to relax and unwind. If you want to explore the region, consider booking a tour and visiting remote indigenous communities, where you can learn more about the region’s history and meet the indigenous peoples of Patagonia.

 

Mendoza: Wine Capital of Argentina and a Hidden Gem

Travelers looking for a break from Argentina’s wild landscapes will find plenty of culture and history in the city of Mendoza. Mendoza is home to the Reserva de las Vistainas, the best wine-tasting experience in the country. Mendoza is also a great place to sample some of Argentina’s best wines. The region’s vibrant, oaky reds and silky whites are world-renowned, and you can taste them at dozens of wineries throughout the region. You can also explore the region’s cultural offerings, including the Museo de Arte Precolombino, the Museo de Arte Moderno and the Museo de Arqueología. Mendoza is a great place to visit during the summer, when you can explore the region’s vineyards on a wine tour. The winter months are rainy, so you’ll want to avoid visiting during this time.

 

Bariloche: Skiing, Hiking and More in the Land of Glaciers

If you’re looking for a rich cultural experience in the Andes, consider visiting the charming town of Bariloche. The former rail town is a popular base for exploring the area’s natural wonders and historic buildings. There are many ways to explore the region’s attractions, including hiking, kayaking and skiing. For example, you can hike the glaciated landscape of Nahuel Huapi National Park and enjoy glacier-fed lagoons and waterfalls. If hiking isn’t your thing, you can kayak on the lagoon and enjoy the scenery. You can also explore the region’s cultural offerings, such as the Museo de la Ciudad, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo and the Museo de la Gente de la Ciudad.

 

San Martin de los Andes: A Hidden Gem in Northern Argentina

If you’re looking for something a bit more off the beaten path, consider visiting San Martin de los Andes. A small town located in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, San Martin is a great place to visit during the summer. The town lies at the foot of the San Martín de los Andes National Park, which features some of the world’s richest ecosystems and diverse wildlife. While in San Martin, don’t miss the opportunity to visit nearby archaeological sites and visit indigenous communities. There are many ways to explore the region’s natural wonders and historic attractions. You can hike the park’s trails or kayak the Lago Puelo. There are also plenty of cultural offerings, such as the Museo de Prehistoria Andina, the Museo del Hombre del Lago and the Museo del Hielo.

 

Conclusion

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there’s no better way to experience the culture, art and history of this stunning country than by visiting Argentina. With so many things to do, you’ll never be bored, no matter where you decide to visit. Whether you’re planning on staying for a few days or longer, here are our top recommendations of things to see, do and eat when you visit Argentina.

 

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