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Wanderful Women’s Travel Guide to Buenos Aires

Start here to plan a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. This comprehensive guide offers resources from a variety of travel experts & influencers! This women’s travel guide highlights all the best places to eat, explore, learn, and meet new people.

Whether you want to dance your heart out, enjoy interesting sights, try different Argentine foods, or learn some helpful Spanish phrases, this guide is perfect for you. 

Buenos Aires is located on the Atlantic Coast of Argentina and has a plethora of water and land activities for you to partake in. It’s also bustling with nightlife, so there’s never a dull moment. 

Whether you’re a sports fan, avid traveler, experienced backpacker, or excited dancer, this city will have something to offer you and the whole family when you come to visit. 

What to See and Do in Buenos Aires

There are so many things to do in Buenos Aires! Enjoy a slew of different walking and boating tours, explore the musical inspiration of the area, Tango dance, and visit La Boca. These are just a few of the many things BA has to offer. Let’s go through some top recommendations… 

Wanderful Recommendations for Things to See and Do in Buenos Aires:

Only in Buenos Aires for two days? Liz from Young Adventuress has a 48-hour guide to help you plan a trip to Buenos Aires.

Have no idea what to expect when you visit the city? Tah and Jimmy created a video dedicated to getting you prepared for your adventure:

Interested in the Buenos Aires nightlife? Kimmie’s guide covers that and so much more that you have to explore while in the city. 

Planning a date night out? Sorcha has the list of the best places to take a date while in Buenos Aires. 

If you need some ideas to get you started, Patricia can help you plan your solo trip to Buenos Aires.

Want to visit a casino? Sorcha from the Culture Trip has a list of the best Casinos to visit in the area. 

If you’re planning to travel to Buenos Aires by bus, Audrey and Samuel have already done it and have a video for you of just how to get through the long journey:

Sorcha also has an article about how to exercise and tour simultaneously that you should check out. 

Things to Do in Buenos Aires:

  • Here’s a list of day trip suggestions to get you started.
  • Kimmie has a list of 8 different tours you should look at as you plan your trip to Buenos Aires.
  • Claudia has a list of 32 things you can’t miss when you visit the city. 

If you’re interested in art, Camila can get you started on understanding Argentinian culture through design from her Instagram feed:

If you plan to visit La Boca, first check out Kami’s blog where she just might convince you there are better areas to visit. 

If you need a guide on how to spend 3 days in Buenos Aires, Alesha and Jarryd have the perfect itinerary for you.

Have the desire to just explore the city? That’s what Tah and Jimmy did to find bright and beautiful spots in Buenos Aires:

If you’re planning to visit the famous Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Adventurous Kate has a fitting blog post for you to check out first. 

Planning to visit La Boca? Nadine from hey Nadine has a short blog post complete with photos of the popular tourist area.

If you’re planning to live in Buenos Aires and you’re from the United States, Trisha from P.S. I’m On My Way has a guide to get you started on how to best prepare yourself.

Listen: Music, Arts, & Events in Buenos Aires 

Buenos Aires is a city of passion on the edge of Argentina. The city rallies behind their rugby team and also has a deep and rich history with Tango. Be sure to check out this section for live events that you have to see to further immerse yourself when you plan a trip to Buenos AIres. 

Wanderful Recommendations for Music & Events in Buenos Aires:

Want to go to a live rugby match? Sorcha from the Culture Trip has a guide filled with the do’s and don’ts of attending a rugby match while in Buenos Aires. 

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According to Jen, The Esquino Carlos Gardel is the perfect place to experience a wonderful Tango show. 

Hannah from That Adventurer gives you a photo guide to La Boca and a bunch of other awesome locations in her Travel Diary on Buenos Aires. 

Also check out Hannah’s guide on Complejo Tango for dinner and free dance lessons. 

Taste of Buenos Aires: What to Eat and Drink 

From Asado con Cuero to Carbonado, Argentina has so many specific specialty foods you must try while you’re in the area. Be sure to check out their local meats and learn how they cook them since the area is world-renowned for its tasty beef.  Oh, and let’s not forget the vino!

Wanderful Recommendations for Food & Drink in Buenos Aires:

In need of a coffee? Sorcha from the Culture Trip has a list of the best Cafe’s and Coffee Shops to visit while in Buenos Aires. 

Only in the city for 24 hours? Tah and Jimmy have a video for what to eat and do while in Buenos Aires for only one day.:

Need some suggestions of where to eat in the city? Liz from Young Adventuress has a blog post perfect for you. 

Trying to save money? Sorcha from the Culture Tip has a list of 7 cheap eats in Buenos Aires that you should visit.

If you’re looking for vegetarian food options while traveling to Buenos Aires, Kiersten has got you covered.

Sorcha has a list of quick and delicious eats you can stop by to try all around the city. 

Audrey and Samuel have a food tour to help get you started planning your trip to Buenos Aires:

If you want to try Argentinian foods, here’s a list of 20 that you just can’t miss curated by Trisha from P.S. I’m On My Way. 

Understand: Go Beyond the Tourist Track in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires has a deep-rooted history in dance, architecture, and more. In order to really understand the Argentine culture, you should do everything from learning Argentine Spanish phrases to dissecting street art. Be sure to check this section out for more ideas. 

Wanderful Recommendations for Learning About Buenos Aires:

  • Sorcha from the Culture Trip has a guide to the proper and traditional guide to how to have an Asado (barbecue) the Argentine way. 
  • If you’re planning to immerse yourself in Rugby watching, check out Sorcha’s guide to the best sports bars.
  • If you want to visit the self-proclaimed world’s first religious theme park, you should visit Tierra Santa.
  • Want to further immerse yourself in Argentinian culture? Claudia has a list of 11 day-trip ideas to help.
  • Here’s a list of 22 locations that you have to see in Argentina, curated by Kimmie from Adventures and Sunsets. 
  • If you are looking for 8 unique things to do in Buenos Aires, Jen has the perfect article for you. 
  • Trisha put together a list of helpful Argentine Spanish phrases to better prepare you for immersion. 
  • Interested in Buenos Aires street art? Kami has a blog post all about the beautiful street art the city has to offer. 

Connect: Meet Wanderful Women in Buenos Aires

Wanderful doesn’t currently have a local chapter in Buenos Aires. Interested in starting one? We’d love to have you join us! Get more details here.

Other Resources for Planning a Trip to Buenos Aires

  • Lonely Planet
  • Travel + Leisure


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