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10 best budget destinations for 2014
Published December 23, 2013
The “Paris of South America” invites you to tango, shop, eat–and then tango some more
Why in 2014: Dubbed the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires has a cosmopolitan feel and is heavy on museums, historical sites, and nightlife. Go this year: Hotel rates are 8 percent lower than they were in 2013. In the evening, make a stop at busy Corrientes Avenue for everything from a slice at an all-night pizzeria to rare books to dance clubs where you can brush up on your tango skills–the street is rich in tango history.
If it’s been a while since you’ve watched Evita, re-educate yourself on the life of Eva Peron at the Evita Museum, which spotlights Eva’s clothing, items from her charity work, and videos of her speeches. Afterward, view Argentinean culture through the eyes of its artists at the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, where works by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and more reside. Follow Santa Fe Avenue to arrive at the affluent Recoleta neighborhood, famous for its high-end shopping, but also noteworthy for Recoleta Cemetery, a mecca of 18th and 19th century design and the final resting place of well-to-do Argentineans and famous statesmen, politicians, and military heroes–including Eva Peron’s tomb. More than 100 years old, Teatro Colon, in downtown Buenos Aires, houses opera and ballet performances, and concerts by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra among other classical concerts by musicians from around the world. Tickets are reasonable (about $9), or take a guided tour of the theater (about $10). To seize the moment after you’ve celebrated the past, the Rio de la Plata is ideal for sailing, motorboating, and waterskiing.
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