Argentina is slowly becoming a great alternative for those travelers looking for something different than Europe that still offers interesting history and culture. From the capital of Buenos Aires to Patagonia, Argentina has something for everyone, whether you like museums, hiking or talking to a stranger in a cafe best. So, grab some comfortable shoes for tango lessons and escape to South America for a tour.
- Buenos Aires – Arguably one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Buenos Aires is the center of culture and history in not only Argentina, but in all of South America. Heavily influenced by the Spanish and Italian immigrants who moved to the area in the early 21st century, the city combines all of the best architecture of the greatest European cities with the chill atmosphere of South America. From the cultural center of the neighborhood of San Telmo to the Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires makes Argentina worth a visit.
- Los Pampas – The celebrated lives of the gauchos (cowboys) are basically the face of Argentinian history and their homes on the wild plains of the pampas are some of the most visited areas of the country. Some of the greatest parts of the pampas are the estancias, or 19th century ranch-style homes that belonged to the rich landowners that originally took care of the cattle. Many of these estancias are now open to tourists and make a fantastic romantic getaway for a few days.
- Ushuaia – At the very tip of Argentina, after the expanse of the empty Patagonia, lies Ushuaia, the southernmost town in South America. When Darwin began his journeys around South America and created his most famous theory, he stopped in Ushuaia and even though that was hundreds of years ago, the little town has basically not changed since. Set against the picturesque backdrop of a mountain range with huge glaciers, many trips set out to Antarctica from here, so if you can afford it, don’t miss this awesome city.
- Iguazu Falls – One of the most fascinating waterways in the world, the Iguazu Falls separate Brazil and Argentina. There are more than 275 waterfalls comprising this entire area and in order to thoroughly explore it, visitors would need more than a week. However, the main waterfall – known as the Throat of the Devil – is easily accessible by various tours that run from both Brazil and Buenos Aires. Visitors can straddle the border between the two countries and enjoy the beautiful countryside around the falls.
- Mendoza County – While the wines of France and the United States may be more famous, Argentinian wines are slowly becoming more popular throughout the world, especially for their wines made from the Malbec grape. One of the best parts about visiting the Mendoza valley, where the majority of Argentinian wines are produced, is the relative accessibility of the vineyards and the price of the bottles. The scenery is not to be missed either, because the entire valley is surrounded by the Andes mountain range and seems reminiscent of the beauty of northern California.
Written by the Marketing Department for Los Angeles car accident lawyer, Paul E. Lee.