Argentina

Argentina Travel Guide

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.

Built in 1914 (and temporarily closed until December 2008), this beautiful park—with its Rosedal rose garden and a delicate white wooden bridge crossing a figure-eight lake—serves as ground zero for sun-loving Argentines on weekend strolls.

Look beyond the T-shirts and ponchos at this weekend market and you’ll unearth etched silver-topped boxes and handcrafted jewelry.