Buenos Aires

A sophisticated destination, Buenos Aires simply pops with its cosmopolitan vibe and must-see sites, from historic cafés and fun speakeasies to soccer stadiums and lavish racetracks. This dynamic Argentinian city (aka the tango capital of the world) is a hot spot for fashionistas, foodies, history buffs, and art and music lovers.

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Visit Buenos Aires in the spring or fall shoulder seasons — April to June and September to December, respectively — for mild temperatures and fewer tourists. Summertime (January and February) in Buenos Aires means throngs of tourists, higher hotel rates and hot, humid weather.


Visas: Travelers need a valid passport to enter Argentina. According to the U.S. Department of State: “U.S. citizens with expired or damaged passports may not be allowed to enter and could be sent back to the United States at their own expense. Private U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days for tourism or business. Diplomatic or official passport holders must get visas prior to arrival.”
Money: The official currency is the Argentine peso (ARS). According to the U.S. Department of State, some U.S. citizens report problems using their ATM cards issued by U.S. banks at certain ATMs, and daily withdrawal limits may be lower than in the U.S. Note that many smaller businesses do not accept credits cards, so make sure to carry cash with you. For gratuities, expect to leave at least a 10 percent tip at bars and restaurants.
Travel Health: Check with the Buenos Aires City Government website for the latest health safety information, including travel protocols and requirements like negative COVID-19 tests, quarantines, mask mandates and more in connection with COVID-19. Before traveling, research and prepare for what to do if you get sick while away.


Getting Here: Fly into Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), 20 miles from the city center. Another airport, located in the city itself, is Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) known as Aeroparque. It’s within a 25-minute drive of the main hotels, but it serves mainly domestic flights and flights to neighboring countries.
Getting Around: No need to rent a car in Buenos Aires, as plenty of reliable, affordable public transportation is available. Take the subte (subway), the bus, the train or the black-and-yellow metered taxis. You’ll need a SUBE travel card to use the bus or train. Many areas are walkable, and if you like cycling, you’ll find plenty of bike paths to help you navigate the area.


Local Lingo: Make friends with the porteños (friendly residents) who live in the colorful barrios (districts). Speaking of color, don’t miss a visit to Caminito (“little path” in Spanish) — a street museum of brightly colored houses in the port area.
Must-Have Apps: BA SubteEcobiciBA Cómo llegoGoogle TranslateWhatsAppUberRome2rio
Insider Tip: Night owls will love Buenos Aires — dinner, dancing and nighttime entertainment start much later than in the United States. Expect dinner around 10 p.m., and prepare to start tangoing around (wait for it) 3 a.m.