Santiago Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 85%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 81%Family Travelers
- 68%Adventure Travelers
- 68%History Buffs
Member Reviews (71)
- SantiagoNov 07, 2013
I love big cities, and Santiago is definitely one of my favorites. It has so much to offer: great food, a variety of museums, a vibrant art and music scene, cool bars and nightlife, easy public transportation...all that plus it's just an all-around pretty city with European flaire.
- SantiagoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 5Sep 30, 2013
Recent short visit to the city en route to Patagonia and loved Santiago. Only had a couple of nights but it was enough to inspire to come back and really explore this vibrant and cool city
- SantiagoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersWellness+ 3Aug 05, 2013
A few years back I passed through Santiago on my way south to Patagonia. While trekking and backcountry were the focus on my overall trip, I must say that my couple days in this town left a lasting impression. I have rarely been into a Latin American city that was quite so clean, organized, and...efficient? Yes, I think that's what I'd call it. Buses ran on schedule, crowds stopped at pedestrian signals, buses stayed in their appropriate lanes and little old me found it really easy to get around and accomplish the errands and explorations on my agenda each day. It was a remarkably easy place to stay, providing a couple of relaxing days with good food and rest before heading on to tackle the more arduous portion of my journey. I've had several friends call Santiago home over the years as well. And all have similar things to report about life there. A good transition between other stops on any South American adventure.
- SantiagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Feb 24, 2013
Santiago would remind many a North American of the western US. In particular, the developments and largely middle class nature of it would remind you of southern California, with the Spanish influence, palm trees, and generally pleasing esthetics, plus the many shopping malls.
From a bigger perspective, it is reminiscent of Denver, a city in a valley surrounded by snow covered peaks, The Rockies versus the Andes.
Also reminders of California are that you are just few hours away from Skiing, and even closer for Wineries. The Chilean Wines growing in popularity and respect from wine lovers around the globe. And the well developed fruits and salmon industries of Chile in recent decades act as reminders of California and the pacific Northwest.
The final analogy is that in the winter, the Smog is very bad in Santiago, with the particulates hovering in the valley, and can be very poor air quality, not unlike the San Gabriel Valley toward Riverside and San Bernadino of Southern California.
- SantiagoMar 01, 2014
Santiago a really nice city to live, to work and to hang out as a traveller! It doesn't look as European as Buenos Aires. Even the city is really modern you still see the South American touch which I loved! There are many things to visit and you shouldn't forget the surroundings. World famous wineries are really close by as well as the Andes mountains!
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