City Guide: Buenos Aries, Argentina
If Tango is the dance of lovers, then the city that gave birth to it is truly one hot spot! Buenos Aires is a whirl-wind of seduction: Smell the aromas wafting from steakhouses along the grand boulevards, get swept up in the vibrant and modern arts scene, and delight in watching spontaneous street tango.
What to do: Take a tango lesson at the Academia Nacional de Tango, and strut your stuff later at one of the vibrant tango salons. Visit Evita Peron’s grave at the striking Recoleta Cemetery. See the iconic Obelisk and the Torre Monumental. Enjoy a fabulous dinner in the hip Puerto Madero district, followed by an opera at the Teatro Colón.
Where to stay: Located in the trendy Monserrat district, the 1890 Hotel Boutique and art gallery offers guests comfortable luxury in one of six suites overlooking a tranquil garden. Explore the city from this central location, or simply unwind under the colonnaded portico surrounding the gardens. Price from about $100 per night, this is a getaway anyone can afford.
Image(s): iStock; Obelisk by Grafissimo; Tango by SeppFriedhuber; 1890 Hotel Boutique