Buenos Aires means “fair winds.” Visitors to the Argentine city will find much more than that. One of the most culturally vibrant and lively cities in the world, a Buenos Aires vacation offers events, festivals,  restaurants, shops, nightlife, and much more. If you need a vacation that will break the mold and give you the memories of a lifetime, you have found your destination.

Immediately apparent is the passion and zest for life that is ingrained into every part of Buenos Aires culture. This is embodied in the unique Calle Museo Caminito. The street museum is full of artists, music, tango dancers, tacky souvenir shops, sculpture, cobblestones, and tourists. If you want to do some prime people watching and feel a part of a lively crowd, this is the place for you. You will also find a variety of shops, museums, art galleries, and other attractions to keep your time happily occupied.

A short trip from downtown is the Tigre Delta, an oasis of waterways and forests. Residents and visitors depend on the river for transport, commerce, entertainment, laundry, cooking, and cooling off! Take a lazy cruise or visit during the week. There are beaches, restaurants, gambling, and South America’s largest amusement park nearby to enjoy.

Back in Buenos Aires, the nightlife is waiting. You might want to take a nap during the day to prepare. There is a United Nations of food options waiting to start your night. French, Indian, Italian, Scandinavian, Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern…you can even get Argentine food! From there, visit a few of the city’s best pubs, bars, and clubs. Whether you love tango and salsa or house beat and techno, you’ll find something to suit virtually any taste.

Sleep late the next morning and then get up for a festival or special event. They are strewn about Buenos Aires’ calendar, and you’ll find something going on at virtually any time of year. From carnivals and dance festivals to art, film, music, and food events, you will gain great insight into Buenos Aires culture.

Buenos Aires is a tremendously diverse city: you can see a large plastic Jesus rising at the world’s first religious theme park, visit labyrinthine cemeteries and mausoleums, bird watch, take tango lessons, drink all night and  sleep all day, buy designer clothing, and hunt for  relics in San Telmo. Past blends with present, modern with ancient, passionate with relaxed, lively with serene in this city of fair winds.

Enid Glasgow