Find the ultimate blend of sophistication and culture in this port city by the sea, which stretches along the Rio de la Plata in Argentina. Dine on freshly grilled meats, tango through the streets, and explore the city’s many neighborhoods, from Spanish Colonial-style architecture to quaint tin houses painted in every color imaginable. While you’re there, don’t miss out on watching rowdy football game or sipping a cup of South American coffee — two staples of Buenos Aires.
Before You Go: Need-to-know info
Entrance Requirements: Passport
Currency: Argentine peso
Flight Time: 11 hours from NYC
Getting Around: Taxi, subway, and railway
Buenos Aires At Its Best
Best Weather: The best times to visit are during the austral fall between March and May when the temperature ranges between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit; and spring between September and November when temps range between 55 and 77 degrees.
What to do
The capital city of Argentina is serious about food and dining, and don’t be surprised if dinner lasts more than a few hours. You likely won’t find dinner hours starting before 9 p.m. but keep your appetite because once dinnertime rolls around, you’ll be immersed in main courses such as asado (beef barbecue), empanadas (meat turnover), and bife de chorizo (sirloin steak). Then, wash it all down with a local red wine. And don’t forget the flan for dessert.
Go Out on the Town
Buenos Aires comes alive at night with bustling restaurants, theaters, and dance clubs, and it’s not uncommon to stay out until dawn. The vibrant nightlife scene truly never sleeps, especially inside the world of Argentina’s sultry dance – the tango. Once you’ve finished dinner, experience one of the fabulous tango shows the city has to offer. Afterwards show your own moves at one of the popular all-night dance clubs or tango halls. Wind up the evening by stopping in one of the many local coffee cafes, order up a strong Argentinean coffee, and watch the sun come up together. If you and your soulmate love nightlife, Buenos Aires is a perfect honeymoon destination.