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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.

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Where to stay

Carsson Hotel

Viamonte 650

011-54-9-11-4131-3800

www.hotelcarsson.com.ar/

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

Home Hotel

Honduras 5860

011-54-11-4778-1008

www.homebuenosaires.com

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

011-54-11-4300-9081

www.parrillaeldesnivel.com.ar

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

011-54-11-4300-0201

www.doppelganger.com.ar

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

What to do

Graffitimundo Tour

011-54-11-3683-3219

www.graffitimundo.com

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 info@graffitimundo.com.

Recoleta Cemetery

Junin 1760

011-54-11-4804-7040

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

011-54-11-4831-4527

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

Information

www.bue.gov.ar

C.D.


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