Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 6226 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2635 times:
There's plenty to do, if you want to! I'm sure some Chilean members on here will give you more detailed info, but, off the top of my head, some of the things to to are 1: take the funicular up to Cerro San Cristobal for a terrific view of the city, or 2: take a wine tour. or 3: stroll around the Bellavista area for cafés and restaurants, and 4: check out the Mercado Central, again for more places to eat. And you have to try the collectivos for getting around the city!
And, if you're there for a week, you can always get away from the city for a day or two by going to nearby Valparaiso (which is a real treat) and the resort of Vina del Mar.
Signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2610 times:
I remember our Footprints guide had a walking tour of the city centre, including the parliament building and stock exchange... You could go in and watch the trading. Also, one of my friends had a fascination with a chain of cafes called "Schopdog" - beer and hot dogs... Mmm.
Evan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2528 times:
Quoting Alfa75 (Reply 3):
Great question. I will be there for a day between flights on my way down to Patagonia, what would be the top 2-3 things to do in one day?
Not sure about hotels, but, for one day you need to go to the top of the park right in the middle of the city. It has amazing views of the city and the Andes. Tickets on the funicular and cable cars are cheap. Just make sure you're dressed like a local otherwise you'll get lots of attention! Which can be good if you like attention. Anyway, that's probably the highlight of the city and you can easily spend 5-6 hours on that mountain. It's the twin peaks/table mountain of Santiago.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
Kjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2522 times:
Just got back from Santiago last week. The funicular is pretty cool, and definitely worth seeing the views of the city. A walk up to Cerro Santa Lucía is also worth seeing. If you like museums, see the Museo de Bellas Artes and the National Historical Museum. The National Historical Museum is located in Plaza de Armas. While you're in Plaza de Armas, do check out the Metropolitan Cathedral. Also, make sure you stop by a bar and enjoy a Pisco Sour.