26 Things to Do in Santiago this Summer
From December - March, Chile and the rest of South America enjoys its summer, with a range of activities to keep one busy. If you need a winter escape, hop over to Santiago and check out 25 of the best things to do while you’re there during the South American summer.
A First Timer's Guide to Torres del Paine
Patagonia is the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited. Even after seeing thousands of photos from social media and fellow bloggers, it was still jaw dropping to see it in person. Since Patagonia is a large region spanning Chile and Argentina, I only scraped the surface by visiting Torres del Paine. But it was still worth every second.
5 Market Tour of Santiago
Santiago is considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in South America. But when you visit the numerous markets sprinkled throughout, you can still experience its Latin American charm. For that reason, I’ve put together a DIY Walking Tour Guide to 5 of my favorite markets in Santiago. And if you need some company, you can always join me on my Airbnb tours!
DIA DEL PATRIMONIO
Chile celebrated “Dia del Patrimonio” in 2018, when all the public institutions (museums, government buildings, etc) open their doors to the public for free. There are free walking tours in each barrio, and insider access to buildings that wouldn’t normally be open. Read more to find out which places we chose to visit.
FREE WALKING TOUR OF SANTIAGO, CHILE
One of the perks of living in Santiago is that it has a number of “Free Walking Tour” companies, which is an inexpensive way to learn about the city.
We tried out Free Walking Tours earlier this month, so I wanted to share some highlights of our experience. If you find yourself in Santiago, and have half a day to walk around, you should try this out.
Santiago Markets: La Vega
When you’ve been living in Santiago for a while (or, in my case, a few weeks), it almost feels like a little bubble. The roads are clean, the subway system (metro) is great, and the traffic follows the rules of the road. So, it’s easy to forget you’re in Latin America. Until you make your way to La Vega.