recommended San Carlos de BarilocheAlso known as Bariloche for short, this small city is a diamond in the rough. I travelled through here in the early part of November as it was beginning to turn into springtime. It is in southern ... read moreArgentina and my friend and I took a bus from Valdivia, Chile to get there. It took a couple of hours, but the trip was well worth it. Bariloche can be described as the best of both worlds. The snow-capped mountains set the backdrop for the glassed over lake. During their summer, it is my understanding that many water sports take place on that lake. During the winter, snow sports are in full effect on the mountains. During the springtime, I recommend taking a gondola up to the top of a mountain where you can see all of the land. The mountains, the lakes, the forests- truly a breathtaking view. Don't be scared of the hotels, they are small and quaint but hey, you won't want to stay in your hotel for long anyways! Also, make sure you try some Argentinian chocolate-they are known for it! Finally, walking around Bariloche, you might see HUGE Beethoven-like dogs. The people of Bariloche want you to take a picture with these dogs, and as cute as they are, be careful-they will charge you! Enjoy :-)
recommended MendozaIf you like riding bikes and tasting some of the earth's best wines for minimal prices, check out Mendoza. There are two wine valleys near the city and plenty of things to check out in the town ... read moreitself. It is not a fast pace atmosphere like Buenos Aires, but a great day to spend 3-4 days.
- Siga La VacaAlicia Moreau de Justo 1714, Lago Buenos Aires Argentinarecommended Siga La VacaWait until you are good and hungry and then RUN don't walk over to this place. You won't regret it at all.
- Puerto MaderoAvenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 200, LANúS 1007 Argentinarecommended Puerto MaderoIf you want to hang around in a beautiful environment a sip fu-fu drinks like I do (sometimes) then stroll on over to Puerto Madero. It is a very posh neighborhood right on the water. It has a lot of ... read morerestaurants and bars along the dikes. Great place to chill!
- Recoleta CemeteryJosé León Pagano 2684, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentinarecommended Recoleta CemeteryI went there on an extremely hot sunny day so I probably didn't enjoy it as much as I could were it overcast and cloudy but even at that I thought it was very interesting. It was amazing to me to see ... read morehow much money people spent on their graves. Just be careful of the swindlers outside the wall wanting to make it seem as if you have to pay to get in; Entrance is free. Also get a gelatto at the Un Altra Volta while you're in the neighborhood.
recommended Colonia del SacramentoHead down to Puerto Madero and get you a ticket on the Buquebus for a gorgeous 2-hour boat trip across the Rio Plata to a small town in Uruguay called Colonia de Sacramento or Colonia for short. That ... read moreplace will blow you away! It is like going back in time. It was built in the 1500's by the Portuguese. It has cobblestone streets, beautiful architecture and the locals pride themselves on maintaining their vintage cars. While you're there don't forget to eat at a local churruscaria.
- Kansas Grill Palermo4625 Av Del Libertadorrecommended Kansas Grill PalermoI'll admit that this place reminded me a lot of a typical American restaurant but I have to admit that the food was amazing. The entire group that went there admitted that it was some of the best ... read moresteak in Buenos Aires. I had the chicken also and it was a very savory alternative.
- Hotel & Spa Termas CacheutaRN 40 Km 82, Mendoza, Argentinarecommended Hotel & Spa Termas CacheutaSo I let my friends talk me into spending my hard earned money at a Day Spa. Truth be told I had always want to pamper myself at a Spa but the expense always kept me from doing it. While we were ... read morevisiting friends in Mendoza I gave in and went and went to las Termas Cacheuta. All I can say is OH MY GOD!! Spoiled is not the word for what I felt after going there. The hot springs were first rate and the buffet lunch was mind blowing. I would recommend however that they might think about buying some bleach and fabric softener for the robes and towels. They were a little dingy and hard but hey it didn't stop me from having a wonderful time.
recommended Palermo ViejoTo me Palermo Viejo is the crown jewel of Palermo's many sub-sections. It is the perfect combination of accessibility, quaintness, style and sophistication; not to mention the fact that it has ... read morehundreds of restaurants that fit all tastes and budgets. It is also a shoppers haven. You can find everything from trendy boutiques to cool, hip second-hand shops. It should be a "Don't Miss" on your trip to Buenos Aires. Getting there is easy by taxi, bus or the Subte. Just exit near Carlos Pelligrini.