Details: Buenos Aires
United has a nonstop flight from Washington Dulles to Buenos Aires, starting at around $1,250 round-trip.
Where to stay
A classy hotel with surprisingly cheap rates, right off Calle Florida, a main shopping strip. Standard doubles start at $65.
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
A traditional parilla, or grill, specializing in beef sausage and tenderloin with plenty of fried potatoes. Entrees from about $3.
Avenue Juan de Garay 500
A cocktail bar with solid food and creative drinks. Entrees $5 to $20.
What to do
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.