Situated in the lower part of South America, Argentina is a beautiful country that’s full of food, culture, and adventure. Of course, not every traveler will have the same interests. With a variety of things to do such as hiking, skiing, and drinking wine, it’s simple to find something you’ll love. Argentina’s a large country, plus, you can find many last minute flight deals any time of year, so consider your personal travel interests for the ultimate experience. Here are the best places to venture based on your taste.
To Sip on Fine Wine… Head to Mendoza!
If wine tasting and a stellar view of the Andes interests you, then visit Argentina’s wine country — Mendoza! There are plenty of cheap flights to take you to the country’s most renowned and important wine region with over 1,500 vineyards; all producing a variety of wines such as Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. We suggest you consider booking a wine tour to experience all the vineyards have to offer. Most of the wineries have restaurants on premise where you can take a break from imbibing and grab something to eat. And, if you’re uninterested in visiting vineyards, there are lots of outdoor activities to try such as horseback riding, hiking, and biking.
Love a Good Outdoor Adventure? Head to Patagonia!
Whether you decide to travel to Argentina during the warmer or colder months, you’ll always find something outdoorsy to do. If you plan to travel during Argentina’s summer (November to early March) you can catch some thrills by hiking, rock climbing, and/or kayaking. Equally, the winter sports here are just as good (maybe even better!). If you’re ready for some action, put on your best ski gear and hit the slopes. But, if you’re more of a relaxed traveler, hop on a boat tour to get an up-close look at the massive ice glaciers at Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Want to See One of the 7 Wonders of Nature? Head to Misiones Province!
The famous Iguazu Falls will amaze you! The falls are located on the border of the Brazilian state of Parana and the Argentine province of Misiones. On the Argentinean side, you will find the falls at Iguazu National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is sure to amaze you with its cascading waters and the sounds of wildlife from the surrounding rainforest. Venture out of Argentina and into Brazil; this is the place to do it — just hop on a bus and cross the border to reach the Brazilian side of the falls.
Wish to Explore a Big City? Head to Buenos Aires!
Buenos Aires is a bright cosmopolitan city that holds many treats in store for travelers. From grabbing a few cool selfies in the iconic Plaza de Mayo at the central square to perfecting your tango moves, we suggest you search for last minute flight deals and start working on your Buenos Aires itinerary right away. Those who are soccer fans can watch their favorite teams at almost any local bar or purchase tickets to a game at a stadium such as El Fortín or El Nuevo Gasómetro. The entertainment doesn’t stop there, check out the city’s nightlife; there are a number of bars, clubs, and even speakeasies around town that’ll have you dancing through the night. Oh, and if you’re looking for a delicious meal to end the night, reserve a table at an Argentinean steakhouse (you may even catch a tango show at some restaurants)!
Want to Shop ‘til You Drop? Head to Palermo Soho!
If you’ll be staying in Buenos Aires for the duration of your trip, stop by Palermo Soho for some boutique shopping. Palermo Soho is a small district that’s comparable to the SoHo neighborhood in Manhattan, New York. Not only does this area have clothing stores to shop at, but you’ll find eateries, bars, and much more. And, if shopping isn’t your thing, do some strolling along the streets for some sightseeing or people watching.
Looking for Some Incredible Scenery? Head to Ushuaia!
You’ll find this scenic destination located in between the snowy Andean mountains and the shore of Beagle Channel. It’s known to have an end-of-the-world feel to many as it sits on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. A trip here is certainly for the outdoorsy traveler who’s willing to pay a bit more for adventure. If you plan to spend a few days here, join a local tour for the ultimate experience! The scenery is incredible and to get the best views you can take a boat tour around Beagle Channel for some sightseeing or head to Tierra Turismo for some nature exploration. Most importantly, eating at the best spots in this resort town to try some southern king crab, sea bass, and mussels are something you shouldn’t miss out on.
Ready to Tour an Old Colonial City? Head to Salta!
If you’re a traveler who loves warmer climes, then you’ll be ecstatic to know that the weather in northwestern Argentina is perfect year-round with temps ranging from 60 to 80 degrees. There are a variety of things to do in Salta, including touring informative museums and admiring some breathtaking architecture. If you’re looking for something different and you’re not afraid of heights, hop aboard Tren a las Nubes — a train ride through the clouds! And for those who’d like to keep their feet on to the ground, the marvelous Cathedral Basilica de Salta located at Plaza de 9 de Julio is a must-see. A day of walking and touring will always build up a traveler’s appetite. Stop in a local eatery to devour some tasty empanadas – Salta is known to be the birthplace for ‘em!
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