1.Keep in mind that the seasons of the southern hemisphere are opposite to those in the north. Buenos Aires is fairly temperate, with a superb spring and fall, a damp and somewhat cold winter (June through August), and hot summer (December through February). The average high in January is 87 degrees F and the average low in July is 41 degrees F.
2.Check out what festivals, attractions and live performances are happening (see Section 2 and Related Sites).
3.Take care of your flight, transportation and accommodations (see Related Hows).
4.Check the weather forecast for Buenos Aires shortly before leaving.
Attractions and Seasonal Events
5.Learn about Argentina's culture and history at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo Histórico Nacional. Also noteworthy is the Catedral Metropolitana, a beautiful cathedral containing the remains of Argentina's national hero, San Martín.
6.Catch performances of ballet, opera and classical music at the Teatro Colon.
7.Wander around the colorful houses of La Boca, Buenos Aires' vibrant Italian neighborhood, and home to Maradona, king of futbol (soccer). By night La Boca is a favorite tango and nightclub district. Free tango shows are performed on the street on weekends.
8.Examine fascinating handiwork at the weekend craft fair every weekend in the posh neighborhood of Recoleta.
9.Get your bearings at the Plaza de Mayo, downtown, or try to negotiate the nearby Avenida 9 de Julio, believed to be the world's widest street.
1..Find interesting cafes, restaurants, tango bars and cheap accommodations in the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo. It hosts an antique fair every Sunday starting at 11 am.
1..Visit Argentina's stately second city, Cordoba. The third largest city, Mendoza, is famous for its local wine and outdoor activities, including skiing, rafting, hiking and biking.
1..See more of this fascinating and diverse country. During the summer head to a beach, such as the distant but popular Mar del Plata, or travel to the mountains of Patagonia; wildlife fans should head to the Peninsula Valdes. A visit during the winter makes trips to tropical destinations more desirable - such as the stunning Iguazu Falls in Misiones, featured in the film "The Mission."
Overall Tips: Dining and dancing are late-night activities in Argentina. Dinner is generally eaten between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.
Overall Warnings: Buenos Aires grinds to a halt on Catholic holidays (particularly during Christmas and Easter) and on May 25 (the May Revolution of 1810), June 10 (Malvinas Day) and October 12 (Columbus Day).