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Things to do in Buenos Aires

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Buenos Aires. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Buenos Aires attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Buenos Aires to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Buenos Aires.

  • (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • bBlue

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

    The selection of vinos at this well-curated wine store includes everything from upmarket labels like Catena Zapata (try the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon... More
  • Buenos Aires Design

    Buenos Aires Design features more than 60 different shops. Situated on a hill next to the famous Recoleta Cemetery, the center showcases the best o... More
  • Calma Chica

    The streets between Plazoleta Cortázar and Plaza Palermo Viejo are packed with stylish boutiques. Stop by Calma Chica for cowhide pillows. More
  • Casa López

    A family of German immigrants opened this marroquinería (leather-store) across from Plaza San Martin in 1943. The shelves are stocked with handcraf... More

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