Details: Buenos Aires

Friday, October 29, 2010; 3:33 PM

Getting there

United has a nonstop flight from Washington Dulles to Buenos Aires, starting at around $1,250 round-trip.

Where to stay

Carsson Hotel

Viamonte 650


A classy hotel with surprisingly cheap rates, right off Calle Florida, a main shopping strip. Standard doubles start at $65.

Home Hotel

Honduras 5860


A Palermo boutique hotel with a garden pool and spa and the option of staying in your own loft. Standard doubles start at $130.

Where to eat

El Desnivel

Defensa 855


A traditional parilla, or grill, specializing in beef sausage and tenderloin with plenty of fried potatoes. Entrees from about $3.

Doppelganger Bar

Avenue Juan de Garay 500


A cocktail bar with solid food and creative drinks. Entrees $5 to $20.

What to do

Graffitimundo Tour


Group tours offered Wednesday and Friday at 3 p.m., about $23 per person. Private tours available every day; $100 for two, $50 each additional person. To book, e-mail

Recoleta Cemetery

Junin 1760


Most people come to this 18th-century cemetery to see Eva Peron's resting place, but this maze of unusual tombs and sculptures begs to be explored. Free.

Jardin Botanico Carlos Thays

Avenue Santa Fe 3951


A 17-acre retreat that includes French, Roman and Japanese gardens and five greenhouses. Free.



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