Santiago

Best day trips from Santiago

The best day trips are just an hour outside of Santiago. Explore luxurious ski resorts, world-class wineries, hippie murals of Valparaiso and world-class climbing in Cajon del Maipo.

Best day trips from Santiago

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!

5 Market Tour of Santiago

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.

DIA DEL PATRIMONIO

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.

FREE WALKING TOUR OF SANTIAGO, CHILE

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.

Santiago Markets: La Vega

Neighborhoods of Santiago

I've spent a significant amount of time walking through the neighborhoods of Providencia, Bellavista, Barrio Lastarria and Barrio Italia. The stark differences in these 'barrios' remind me of the ones in San Francisco, with each one appealing to a different kind of person.

Neighborhoods of Santiago