What to do in Santiago in one day

09:00 – Hotel Boutique Castillo Rojo

09:30 – Barrio Bellavista

10:30 – Colmado Coffee & Bakery

11:00 – Lastarria Neighborhood

12:30 – Chipe Libre – Republica Independiente del Pisco

14:00 – Plaza de Armas / Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

16:00 – Emporio La Rosa Gelateria

17:00 – La Moneda Cultural Center / Paseo Ahumada

18:30 – San Cristobal Hill

19:30 – Dinner at Bocanariz

21:00 – Radicales Theater

22:30 – Bar The Clinic

23:59 – Club La Feria

 

We mapped out your day trip in Santiago

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Santiago

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

With a beautiful scenic view of the snowcapped Andes Mountains in its background, Santiago is Chile’s gorgeous capital city. While in Santiago, you’ll encounter the cities neoclassical buildings and art deco covering the cities’ buildings. During your Santiago day trips, spend some time relaxing by the Mapocho River. See the towering Gran Torre Santiago, which in Santiago’s tallest building. Grab some cocktails under the neon lights or visit the Bar Nacional for a fizzy soda. The city of Santiago has a bustling vibrant nightlife, expensive restaurants, and many interesting museums. Santiago is a cosmopolitan, energetic, and sophisticated city you won’t want to miss

Experience the best views from the Parque Metropolitano, the largest green space. See the statue of the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción. Sample wine at the Viña Aquitania or see pottery at the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Some noteworthy traditional Chilean dishes include Arrollado de Chanco, Palta Reina, Congrio Frito (fried conger eel), or Pastel de Jaiba. For those of you sweet tooths, try some Arroz con Leche (rice and milk based pudding) or the milky Leche Asada

The informal greeting, “How are you?”, is “Como estai?” and “Cachai” is a term that roughly means, “do you understand or comprehend”. “Bacán” is awesome, “Flojo” is “lazy”, and “Taco” isn’t in reference to the food, but to a traffic jam

Summer which lasts from December to February, is hot and dry, with highs in the 90s. Fall brings cooler temperatures, ranging from 40 to 70 degrees. Winter weather rarely exceeds 60 degrees and spring (September to November) is in the 70s

To get into the city from the airport, 10,000 Chilean pesos will buy you a trip on the bus to the city. Hop on the shuttle service for also around 10,000 Chilean pesos. A taxi ride into the city will cost around 13,000 Chilean pesos

Santiago has great public transportation. Means of transportation include metro subway, bus, and car rental. Car rental is highly recommended if you want to go exploring and get a better view of the scenic bits of the city

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