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The Best Things To Do in Santiago, Chile

Updated: Jan 9

Santiago is loaded with things to do and sights to see; it's the perfect combination of skyscrapers and mountains and has years of history and culture to explore. The following guide will give you just a taste of some of the best things to do in Chile's capital.

1. Parque Quinta Normal

There are plenty of parks in Santiago, but this lush oasis in the middle of the city is a favorite by locals. Get a sense of the Chilean lifestyle by spending a peaceful afternoon in this park.

2. Plaza de Armas

Considered the historical centre of Santiago, Plaza de Armas is home to historic and cultural landmarks with beautiful ornate architecture.

3. Santa Lucia Hill

Santa Lucia Hill is right by Plaza de Armas and has a system of trails and stone staircases to reach the top of the hill. It's an easy hike to get spectacular views of the city and the surrounding Andes Mountains.

4. Bellavista Neighborhood

This neighborhood is known for its youthful bohemian atmosphere and funky bars, clubs, restaurants, and shops. Explore the street art or stop by La Chascona, famous Poet Pablo Neruda’s home.

5. Andes Mountains

Santiago is surrounded by the Andes Mountains, so why not go hiking, biking, or horseback riding? There are various hikes to choose from, depending on your experience, or you can check out one of many ski resorts during the winter!

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