Top Things to Do as a Solo Traveler in Buenos Aires

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Miguel Bautista

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  • Argentina

  • Buenos Aires

  • City Travel

  • International Travel

  • Solo Travel

  • Local Cuisine

  • Nightlife

  • Art Scene

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Curator’s statement

Buenos Aires has always been a destination that I've dreamed of visiting. Referred to as the Paris of South America (for good reason), this city has loads to do. I thought it would be a fun city to hit for a young traveler who loves to explore and get lost in a city's culture, arts and neighborhoods. Buenos Aires is a very much underrated city that is sure to leave you pleased and amazed. From the unique nightlife options, to the city's progressive and youthful charisma, BA is a South American gem that should be on every young traveler's bucket list. Empanadas, museums, nightlife and beautiful people... what's not to love?

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Where to stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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SLS Buenos Aires Puerto Madero

SLS Puerto Madero brings a fresh and modern vibe to the dynamic energy of the city, offering a different kind of experience.

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  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

  • Breakfast daily.

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Algodon Mansion

An exquisite hotel with farm-to-table products from Algodon's own estate in the wine region of Mendoza.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit with 2 night minimum.

  • Welcome treat and drink.

  • Upgrade based upon availability.

Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires

Stylish and well-appointed Buenos Aires hotel with a sky bar.

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Things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Jardin Japones: Beat the crowds and take a morning stroll with a cup of mate tea through this beautiful Japanese Garden.

El Caminito: Wander the streets of this colorful neighborhood, catch some street tango performances, and shop the local vendors for some Argentine sweets and souveneirs.

Catch a Football (Soccer) Game at La Bombonera: Cheer for the local favorite football team Boca, and feel like a true Argentinean.

Galerias Pacifico: Do some shopping at this high-end, architecturally stunning shopping mall in the city center.

Palermo: Grab a coffee at one of the local coffee shops, do some people watching and maybe some shopping while you're at it in this fun, hipster neighborhood.

Mercado San Telmo: Touristy market for some great food options and local ingredients.

Puerto Madero and a Boat Tour of the city.

MALBA: Admire some of Latin America's greatest art pieces.

Obelisco: Take a stroll and admire the architecture and lively ambiance of the cities main avenue.

Parks and Green Spaces (Ecoparque): Buenos Aires surprisingly has lots of green spaces and parks around the main city center. Grab a bottle of wine and pack a picnic to have lunch in one of the many parks.

Day Trips from Buenos Aires

Visit Montevideo, Uruguay (by ferry ride).

Places to eat & drink in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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El Antojo: Try one of the many famous "milanesa" options here.

Las Cabras: Great local clientele for some Argentine steak and the best empanadas.

Croque Madame at Palacio Paz: The ambiance is immaculate. Have an aperol spritz and some lunch at this Victorian palace. Make sure to eat in el Jardin for some great Parisian vibes.

Don Julio: Perhaps one of Buenos Aires most famous restaraunts known for their steaks.

Mercado de San Telmo: Many food options in this market, tried some great empanadas here.

Trade Skybar: Try the Exchange cocktail. 'nuff said. Oh, and the views are amazing.

Floreria Atlantico: Ranked the world's best bar. Located beneath a flower shop. Great drinks and fun, rustic, nautical theme.

Uptown and the Bronx: Okay, I know... you are probably coming from the US and a NY subway themed bar doesn't really grab your attention. However, this is one of the coolest bars I've ever been to. Highly recommend the drinks here and a really cool international clientele. 

Airport Bar: Airport themed bar with really great drinks named after airport codes around the world. And don't forget your photo op in a replicated first class cabin.

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