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Things to do in São Paulo

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in São Paulo. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite São Paulo 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 São Paulo 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 São Paulo.

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  • Adriana Barra

    Colorful, boho- chic dresses and tunics are displayed on luggage trolleys at Brazilian designer Adriana Barra’s new flagship store, in Jardins. Bar... More
  • Artenata

    Guarulhos Airport seriously lacks world-class shopping, something it must rectify before Brazil hosts the 2014 World Cup; but for now, this jewelry... More
  • Auditório Ibirapuera

  • Bar Original

    The cozy, tiled Original elevates draft beer to high science. The brew (small-bubbled Brahma) rests in iceberg-cold tanks for at least two days to ... More
  • Brunella

    Most international flights to Brazil arrive around sunrise: head out of customs and head straight ahead to start the day off with the country’s bel... More
  • CD’s Almalfi

    Before strutting Brazil’s 4,603 miles of soft sands, stop here to load up your iPod with bossa nova, samba, axé, and forró—any Chill: Brazil compil... More
  • Clube Chocolate

    The three-story shop features cutting-edge local Brazilian clothing designs, luxe wood interiors, and a bird aviary. More
  • Clube Glória

  • Cristallo

  • Daslu

    The 25,000-square-foot store is the city’s gargantuan temple of chic - dealing in everything from cars to carry-alls. More
  • D-Edge

    One of the city’s coolest electronic-music clubs, D-Edge attracts partiers with a wild dance room that makes you feel like you’re inside a giant Ru... More
  • Do Brasil

    Quality condiments like artisanal tapenades and high-end cachaças, Brazil’s sugar cane–based firewater, as well as sustainable handbags from Mãos B... More
  • Espaço Cultural Infraero Aeroporto de Guarulhos

    This tiny art gallery run by Brazil’s government-owned airport management company hosts small monthly painting, sculpture, and photo exhibitions fr... More
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