Tag archives for Buenos Aires

Barrio Hopping in Buenos Aires

With the energy of New York, the feel of Paris, and the chaotic pace of a major Latin American city all rolled into one, Buenos Aires is in a class of its own. Travelers have long flocked here to sample Argentina’s famous wine and beef and to be seduced by the tango, but the city is gaining acclaim for another reason: its never-ending nightlife. Here’s my recipe for a hedonistic long weekend in the Argentinian capital.

National Geographic Traveler Editor at Large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in August.

The Best of Central Argentina

Whether you’re heading to central Argentina for romance, adventure, business, or complete cultural immersion, here are a few recommendations based on my personal experience.

Buenos Aires is a city that needs an exclamation point after its name. And maybe all caps. BUENOS AIRES! seems to capture the city’s exuberant, exhausting, and beautiful urban buzz. I spent a full week in the South American capital and left wanting more.

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in May.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Romance

I have to laugh when I see things like “rented” swans, petal-strewn hotel beds, and string-quartet serenades. That’s why I asked 10 concierges in some of my favorite cities what they would recommend to the most discerning of guests for a night of off-the-beaten-path romance — whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a wedding proposal, or simply a much-needed date night.

In the mid-19th century, Buenos Aires’s wealthiest families lived in San Telmo, south of downtown. But an 1870s yellow fever epidemic sent the well-to-do packing, their former digs repopulated by Spanish and Italian immigrants. The resulting cultural stew gave rise to tango and a robust street life. Walking San Telmo reveals how Argentina’s capital looks toward the future while holding on to its past.

Photos: Where You Went

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Tango Heats Up in Argentina

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: At the Tango Festival and Dance World Cup, held for the past 12 years in Buenos Aires, visitors are treated to seminars on the dance, tango-related films, and beginning or intermediate dance classes. At night, put those steps to work at a steamy electro-tango dance party. But the main spectacle remains the…

Best Bites in Buenos Aires

Traveler alumnus and Travel Telegraph blogger Emily Haile is back from a trip to Buenos Aires… On a recent trip to Buenos Aires with Borello Travel & Tours, I unabashedly grilled the employees at the Faena Hotel + Universe. It turns out the Faena is simply too swank to have a concierge. Rather, each guest…

Hola, city-lovers! Buenos Aires is known for its tango but Laura Milsom insists the city has much more than that. “Everyone falls in love with something here,” she says. “Be it a person, the architecture, nighlife, neighborhoods, dancers, shops, wine. It is devilishly charming despite its chaos.” Read on to find out why Laura loves…

Buenos Aires Up All Night

Senior Researcher Meg Weaver advises you to mark your calendars for an art-filled night in Argentina. If you happen to be in Buenos Aires on Saturday, November 15th, basking in the spring sunshine, don’t miss the city’s fifth annual Noche de los Museos (Night of the Museums). On this special night, state and national museums,…