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.

On the platform in the subway station between Buenos Aires’s court buildings and the famous Teatro Colón, the Cartala brothers’ modest kiosk sells an inexpensive and functional reminder of the city: the traditional white oval metal address signs that adorn the local buildings.

Gawk at the interior decoration at this humongous full-service denim store: floor-to-ceiling library bookcases filled with jeans; wicker fans turning lazily high overhead; floors covered with hundreds of patterned Oriental rugs.