Day Trips from Santiago, Chile

Day Trips from Santiago, Chile

Article Updated April 2016 Santiago’s proximity to mountains, countryside, vineyards and beaches makes it a perfect place to set up your base. From the city, you can travel by car, bus, taxi or train to any number of day trips. If you need to get out of the city...
30 Things To Do When Visiting Santiago, Chile

30 Things To Do When Visiting Santiago, Chile

Article updated March 2016 So many people come to Santiago on their way to somewhere else in Chile or South America, Chile’s capital city is often overlooked as a destination in its own right. In reality there are so many things to do in Santiago, and its location in...

10 Ways to Save Money in Santiago

Traveling abroad can be expensive, but there are many different ways to save money, and still enjoy the full experience of your new locale at the same time! 1. Go to Happy Hour! Have dinner or drinks earlier to take advantage of happy hour prices: in Santiago it’s...
El Huaso Chileno – Chile’s Cowboys

El Huaso Chileno – Chile’s Cowboys

North America has its cowboys, Argentina its gauchos, but the closest equivalent in Chile is the huaso chileno. This is the typical folkloric portrayal of Chileans, complete with traditional costume, that one finds in illustrated travel literature. In Chile, the true...
La Pastora:  Santiago’s Open-air Museum in Las Condes

La Pastora: Santiago’s Open-air Museum in Las Condes

Santiaguinos love their sculptors. Wandering around the city and its parks, you will find many works of art on prominent display. The municipality of Las Condes in Santiago promotes art in many forms and to commemorate the country’s Bicentennial in 2010, they...
A Hidden Gem: Santiago’s Sculpture Park

A Hidden Gem: Santiago’s Sculpture Park

Nestled between the Mapocho River and Avenida Santa María, you’ll find Santiago’s Sculpture Park (Parque de las Esculturas). Opened in 1982, this park is a type of open-air art museum that was initially created to beautify an area of the city damaged by a...
Top 10 Ways to Beat the Heat in Santiago

Top 10 Ways to Beat the Heat in Santiago

Article updated March, 2016 During the summer in Santiago with highs up to 99°F, (37°C), visitors and residents alike search for ways to beat the heat in Santiago. Here are my Top 10 ways to cool off on those hot days!   1. Eat some helado! Helado (ice cream) is...