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Things to do in Valparaiso + Central Coast Resorts

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

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  • Antiques and Book Market

    Vendors hawk remnants of the city's glory days amid the crooning of tango singers every Sunday. Score flea-market finds (rare Condorito comics depi... More
  • Bar Cinzano

    After 111 years, porteños of all ages still seek refuge here come nightfall. It's familiar, friendly, and lively, with a long, low bar, a few primi... More
  • Casa Crucero

    The city's most talked-about gallery is in a narrow building that resembles the bow of a ship. Opened in December 2006 and dedicated to cutting-edg... More
  • Casa Lapostolle

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    Steps from the café-lined Plaza Aníbal Pinto, expat owner James Henkel hosts frequent art exhibits and readings in his bookstore, specializing in L... More
  • El Boliche Tango Bar

    Latin America's most famous dance has long thrived in Valparaíso; the uninitiated may be satisfied with performances at Bar Cinzano and La Piedra F... More
  • La Piedra Feliz

    With separate areas for different styles of music and dance, this fantastically cavernous warehouse of a club (it has room for 1,000 people) domina... More
  • La Sebastiana

    Although showing its age, Pablo Neruda's five-story former residence is packed with tourists—and the Nobel Prize–winning poet's eclectic keepsakes ... More
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  • Museo a Cielo Abierto

    In the 1990's, renowned Chilean masters such as Roberto Matta, Nemesio Antunez, and Roser Bru adorned the exteriors of houses with a series of 20 o... More
  • Naval and Maritime Museum

    See relics of Chile's maritime heritage: there's a room dedicated to Bernardo O'Higgins, the principal leader in Chile's fight for independence, an... More
  • Orgánica Expositores

    Everything from the jewelry to the jam to the paintings on the walls is made in Chile. Take home a 22-piece set of cypress-and-alerce (a prized Sou... More
  • Poblenou

    Tiny tables, flattering lighting, potent pisco sours (lime juice mixed with grape brandy and foamy egg white), and a friendly, multilingual Dutch o... More
  • Sala de Arte Wenteche

    In muralist Patricio Peña Oltra's gallery, sift through the works of 36 emerging local artists, stacked in boxes and leaning against the walls. Sma... More
  • Vinedos Organicos Emiliana

    The winery give lessons on biodynamic winemaking. More

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