96. Santiago, Chile
Why Santiago, Chile
Santiago, Chile is a major city in South America, but it does not get visited often; most go to its neighbors Peru and Argentina. It’s worth a visit. I call Santiago the kissing city and you’ll see why when you visit. There are people kissing everywhere; its pretty amazing. There’s even a park where that’s all you see as you walk through the park :-).
Santiago is the capital of Chile and its largest city. It sits at the base of the Andes about midway in the country southeast of the coastal city of Valparaíso.
How To Get Here
The closest airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL).
The following airlines has service to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL):
Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), Aeromexico (AM), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), Alitalia (AZ), American Airlines (AA), AviancaTACA (AV), British Airways (BA), Copa Airlines (CM), Delta Air Lines (DL), Gol (G3), Iberia Airlines (IB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LATAM Airlines (LA), LATAM Brasil (JJ), Qantas (QF), Sky Airline (H2), TAM Mercosur (PZ) and United Airlines (UA).
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
I’ve been to Santiago a few times staying in anywhere from a hostel to a fine hotel. So take you pick of places to stay. The large brands are represented here so you’ll have no issues remaining loyal to your brand.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Lots of great restaurants in different parts of the city. Plus there is a large local market where you can get good food on the run.
What To Do
This city is massive and has lots to do. The usual museums and walking tours works and huge parks around the city. Ensure that you see the Cerro San Cristobal as from here you have an amazing panoramic view of the city below.
==>> Here is a list of more organized things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here are some trip ideas from my partner Viator.
==>> Here is some additional information Lonely Planet.
Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)