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Buenos Aires by Helicopter

Buenos Aires by Helicopter – this tour outfit offers adventurous visitors the option of seeing the Argentine capital (including the coastal & harbor areas) and northern suburbs via helicopter, ranging in time from 30 minutes (US$195 per person) to 60 minutes (US$375 per person) – with flights conducted during daylight hours.  Flights depart from San […]

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Boca Juniors Stadium

Boca Juniors Stadium (Calle Brandsen 800, Buenos Aires) – known locally as “La Bombonera”, this is the home of the famed Boca Junior football team.  La Bombonera is one of the most famous sites in Buenos Aires and home to some of Argentina’s most famous football players.  The atmosphere on game day is absolutely electric […]

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Asociacion Argentina de Polo

Asociacion Argentina de Polo (Av. del Libertador, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – an extension of Argentina’s Gaucho (cowboy) culture is the horseback game of polo (which is an upper class pursuit). Ralph Lauren marketer Nacho Figueras has put an international face to the game (participating in exhibition matches worldwide). Here, ordinary folks and tourists can buy […]

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Copa Claro

Copa Claro (Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Olleros 1510 y Libertador, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this tournament (named after the international cell phone provider Claro) is Argentina’s answer to major global tennis events, such as the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and the French Open.  Held every February on a red clay court, major tennis pros – […]

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Paseo Alcorta

Paseo Alcorta (Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta y Salguero. Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this is another popular shopping center in Buenos Aires – this time in the Palermo district.  This four-level shopping center has the distinction of having a supermarket as its anchor store.  In addition, it provides tourists with free transportation from their hotels (and […]

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Galerias Pacifico

Galerias Pacifico (Calle Florida y Avenida Córdoba, Buenos Aires) – this high-end shopping center, which is housed in a Victorian-era structure modeled after Bon Marché department store in Paris, has over 150 retailers (such as Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Hugo Boss, Lancôme, Levi’s, Lindt, L’Occitant, Maidenform-Perlea, Nike Stop, Revlon, Rochas, Samsung, Sony Center, Swatch, […]

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Abasto Shopping

Abasto Shopping (Corrientes 3247, Abasto, Buenos Aires) – this is the city’s largest shopping center (with over 230 retailers, along with movie theaters and a large food court).  Retailers include Adidas, Billabong, Citroën (car dealership), Converse, Crocs, Daniel Hechter, L’Oreal, Lacoste, Levi’s, MAC, Peugeot (car dealership), Puma, Renault (car dealership), Swarovski, Timberland, Volkswagen (car dealership), […]

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Alto Palermo

Alto Palermo (Calles Santa Fe y Coronel Diaz, Palermo, Buenos Aires) — opened in 1990 and renovated in 2008, Alto Palermo has various retailers (mainly clothing, and mainly aimed at women shoppers).  Such stores include Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, La Parfumerie, Timberland, Rouge, Mac, Gap and New Man. There’s also a Starbucks if you find yourself […]

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Club One

Club One (Adolfo Alsina 940, Buenos Aires) – this nightspot, like Crobar and Pacha, draws in a regular roster of international House music DJs (such as Fedde Le Grand, Sven Vath, Loco Dice, Sander Kleinenberg, and James Zabiela).

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Boris Club de Jazz

Boris Club de Jazz (Gorritti 5568, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires) – this cozy 200-person venue draws in a well-dressed crowd interested in hearing jazz performed by both established names and up-and-coming musicians.  Food is also served here, and the bar (illuminated in blue) is hard to miss in this dimly-lit club.  Jazz fans should check […]