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32+ Fun Things To Do in Buenos Aires, Argentina

An aerial shot of Buenos Aires with a giant obelisk piercing the sky, lots of traffic on the streets, and lots of tall buildings.

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Buenos Aires is a city that will enchant you from the moment you arrive. This sprawling South American capital is vibrant and grandiose — it could almost be Paris, I thought. Or Madrid. Or Mexico City.

But just wait until you see all the cool things to do in Buenos Aires. Incredible culture, fantastic food, and outstanding value for money — you’re going to have a blast!

You come to Buenos Aires for the art and culture, the world-class art museums, the incredible live music, and of course, the tango performances. It’s also a city for foodies — steak reigns supreme, of course, but also empanadas, alfajores, and a vibrant international food scene

And Buenos Aires is a city that’s just plain fun, with tons of quirky and cool bars, late-night dance clubs, and electrifying live events. And surprisingly reasonable prices abound, making Buenos Aires one of the best-value big cities in the world.

I visited Buenos Aires on my first solo trip ever at the age of 24, and recently returned more than 15 years later for an extended visit. Has the city changed? Has it ever. And I’ve changed, too.

I’m excited to share with you the best things to do in Buenos Aires. Let’s take a look!

This post was published in March 2024 and was co-written by Adventurous Kate and Dale Peterson.

There is so much more to Buenos Aires than this photo! Via Shutterstock.

Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Explore the Different Neighborhoods of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is full of diverse neighborhoods, and discovering each one is one of my favorite things to do in the city. You could spend months in Buenos Aires and still not explore every district of the city.

One of the best ways to explore lots of neighborhoods is to take the hop-on, hop-off bus tour. You’ll be able to see all the best spots in the city, and get a good look at everything while above-ground, too.

However, if you’re short on time, this private walking tour takes you to several of the city’s best neighborhoods in one day.

If you have more time in Buenos Aires, these are the best neighborhoods I recommend you prioritize:

A street corner in Palermo, Buenos Aires, with a big purple restaurant, outdoor street seating, and lots of tree-lined streets.
Palermo is the coolest neighborhood in Buenos Aires.


Palermo is a trendy, upscale neighborhood with some of the best restaurants, bars, and clubs in the city. It’s actually a huge neighborhood divided into sub-neighborhoods…

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