Things to Do
Buena Vista Neighborhood: Beautiful neighborhood with shops, restaurants, accommodations, and a lively nightlife scene.
Barrio Lastarria: An up-and-coming Barrio Italia neighborhood that's a joy to explore.
Embalse El Yeso: Only a two-hour drive from Santiago, and you'll discover some of the most magnificent views in all of South America.
Santiago Metropolitan Park: Hill in northern Santiago, Chile. The panoramic view spans the entire city. Also, there's a gorgeous outside theater at the crest of the park. You can take funicular, or hike up and down to get around.
Stargazing in Vicuna or San Pedro: Do not miss this. Unlike any terrestrial experience you've had, check their world-renowned observatories!
Wineries: Viña Cousiño Macul is a dreamy space. Walk through one of the oldest wine cellars in Chile and taste some of South Americas best wines.
Places to Eat
Mossto Brewfood: Combines two favorites: beer and amazing dining.
Wonderland Cafe: Known for their great breakfast, delicious cakes, and strong coffees.
Buena Vista Neighborhood
Barrica 94: Seafood, wine, great vibes. Absolutely worth stopping in for a meal!
Galindo: Highly recommended by locals and the perfect stop in during a day of touring the city.
Krossbar Bellavista: Fantastic service and refreshing beer make it a perfect hangout spot for a sunny day in Santiago.
Vendetta Patio Bellavista: Nice, cozy and eclectic space paired with seafood and Italian to satisfy ranging appetites.
Puerto Bellavista: Excellent seafood and service, a relaxing spot for dining alone or with a large group.
Places to Drink
BocaNariz: The hippest wine bar in Santiago, not to be missed.
Chipe Libre: Wooden tables and an expansive garden patio, this hangout spot is prime for drinking a Pisco and absorbing the energy of Santiago.
La Piojera: In the center of historic part of Santiago this is a great stop for someone looking for cocktails and relaxing music.
Liguria: Fantastic cocktails in a laidback atmosphere.
Places to Stay
The Bellavista Hostel: Central location, all staff and travelers are incredibly social, and it's accessible to anything you'll want to check out!
La Chimba Hostel: Nestled in one of the most lively areas of the city. This hostel is perfect for anyone wanting to meet people and be in the center of the Santiago fun.
Like all places, it is important to be vigilant for pickpocketers and scammers. A well-known scam in Chile is the "bird poop." Scammers will throw a liquid on you from behind so you are disoriented, then offer to "help." During this process, they help will pickpocket or steal your bag. Be aware -- although we would hope all people have good intentions, this is a real problem for tourists in Santiago and much of South America.