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Things to do in Argentina

How do you make any trip extra-memorable? Do, rather than just watch. There are great classic things to do in Argentina where you can taste and feel this country at its best. If you follow the life rule of Dance like no one is watching, you will find plenty of things to do in Argentina. In Buenos Aires—and especially in the San Telmo neighborhood—you can find milongas, or tango salons, offering lessons early in the evening, and afterward you can stand back and watch the veterans go at it. The Malbec grape is king in this part of the world, and exploring the local wine country, for many people, is one of the top things to do in Argentina. You’ll find a more relaxed (and cheaper) experience than you would in comparable areas in France or California, since wineries along the Caminos del Vino roads are typically free. And you get the gorgeous Andes scenery, as well as plenty of tour options. The 900-foot-wide Iguazú Falls is surrounded by in a subtropical jungle, and will spoil you for other waterfalls. You can trace its edges thanks to plenty of trails and walkways. Spring (September through November) is the prime time to see the falls, when they are the most robust.

  • (Ezeiza) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)

    Better known as Ezeiza International Airport, or simply Ezeiza, Argentina’s principal international airport sits 26 miles to the southwest of the c... More
  • Academia Buenos Aires

    Hybrid Spanish and Tango courses spice up language learning with five weekly lessons at one of the city’s best dance schools. More
  • Achaval-Ferrer

  • Almagro

    Modest Almagro, reportedly the birthplace of the tango, is known for its dance halls, which cater to a mix of tourists and locals. Here you’ll also... More
  • Andeluna Cellars

  • Arandú

    The satisfying aroma of leather greets you as you enter Arandú, which is dedicated to handicrafts. Stock up on woven bracelets, suede hunting bags,... More
  • Armando

    On the platform in the subway station between Buenos Aires’s court buildings and the famous Teatro Colón, the Cartala brothers’ modest kiosk sells ... More
  • Arte Étnico Argentino

    Some 25 years ago, antiquarian Ricardo Paz visited the dry forest of northern Argentina and found villages of artisans turning out colorful textile... More
  • ArtePampa

    Amid San Telmo's antiques galleries, ArtePampa sells pre-Columbian-style dolls, llama-motif mirrors, and lampshades of lacquered, textured paper, a... More
  • Banco de la Nación

    If you need to change money upon arrival, head to this national bank, which offers the best exchange rates in the airport (avoid the Global Exchang... More
  • Bar El Federal

    End the night at the atmospheric El Federal, a watering hole open since 1864. More
  • Bar Sur

    No trip to the city that gave birth to the sultry tango would be complete without taking in a live show. This tiny club, with its black-and-white d... More
  • Baroque San Francisco Church

    The striking red-and-gold Baroque San Francisco Church was built in 1625. More
  • bBlue

    Recharge with a frothy concoction (grapefruit-lemongrass-spirulina, perhaps) at this new juice bar, adored by the neighborhood’s skinny-jeans briga... More
  • Bodega Catena Zapata

    The dramatic winery was built to resemble a Mayan temple. More
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