Do you have just 24 hours to spend in Chile’s capital? No problem. Check out our guide on how to enjoy every moment of your speedy stay, without missing the best of Santiago.
After enjoying a complimentary breakfast with a view at one of Santiago’s unique hotels, head over to the Plaza de Armas, the historical center of Santiago. This neighborhood is known for its historical buildings and impressive architecture. Check out our walking tour guide to get a better idea of what you’ll find here.
Time for lunch! Head over to Mercado Central, not too far from the morning’s museums, for a bite to eat. Here you’ll find everything from butchers to bakeries, and dishes inspired by Creole recipes. It’s a lively place to refuel.
Parks and Gardens
After filling up, head over to one of the best parks and gardens in Chile’s capital. From Forestal Park to Parque Qunita Normal, Santiago has plenty of places to relax by a lagoon or stroll through tree-lined streets.
Coffee and Shopping
Santiago is full of shops of all sorts: expensive designer boutiques, secondhand stores, and of course, markets. Grab a cup of coffee first, then get shopping. Calle Bandera is the best for thrift shopping; the street is lined with many unique secondhand stores. For more upscale shopping, visit the Vitacura neighborhood, where you’ll find Emporio Armani and Louis Vuitton. If you’re after something in the middle, try Providencia. You’ll find a little of this, and a little of that, for less.
Time to replenish for the evening ahead. Santiago is full of great restaurants, ranging from seafood to steak and everything in between.
For a lively night, head over to Bellavista in Providencia. Here you will find clubs and plenty of bars. Make sure to visit La Feria for the best DJs. If you’d prefer a night in, head back to your hotel and start reading that book you picked up at the flea market.
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