How would you like to chill out in Chile’s capital city? Santiago is a hot destination for travelers seeking beautiful architecture, historical gems, and funky nightclubs. The city is a short drive from both the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. It boasts major universities, incredible museums, and South America’s most advanced subway system. Clusters of hunters and gatherers formed villages here in the thousands of years leading up the Santiago’s official founding in 1541. The city was designed in a grid system that features a plaza, cathedral, and governor’s house. The city now sparkles with ornate fountains, churches, parks, and commercial buildings that rival the beauty of anything you’ll find in Europe’s great cities. When you’re ready to enjoy the City of the Island Hills, Expedia.com has amazing deals on Santiago (and vicinity) hotels.
A Taste of Chile
Santiago is a vibrant and expanding commercial and cultural hub. Many international corporations have a presence here. In addition, there are 174 heritage sites sprinkled throughout the city’s colorful and lively blocks. Local architecture is a mix of buildings that went up during Spanish domination and cutting-edge constructions. You’ll love touring the city’s shrines, monuments, palaces, and churches as you travel through a mix of boulevards, winding streets, and cobblestone walkways. The city’s museums, theaters, libraries, and heritage sites exude elegance and sophistication. Restaurants and nightclubs showcase the youthful and innovative energy of Santiago.
Visit Sunny Santiago All Year Long
Aside from resembling a Spanish city, Santiago also enjoys a fabulous Mediterranean climate. The summer season here lasts from November to March. You can expect temperatures around 95 degrees Fahrenheit during the city’s sweet summer months. Winter hovers over the city from June until August. Temperatures typically stay near 55 degrees Fahrenheit during this period. Conditions are pleasant enough to walk around the city for shopping, dining, and sightseeing throughout every month of the year. Many visitors from the Northern Hemisphere stay at Santiago (and vicinity) hotels to take advantage of reversed seasons.
Top Santiago Attractions
What should you do when you’re set free in Santiago for a few days? We recommend heading to Plaza de Armas in the heart of the old city. Get the city in your bloodstream on visits to Paseo Huerfanos, Cerro San Cristobal, Cerro Santa Lucia, La Moneda, and Plaza de la Constitucion. Indulge your love of museums at the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, the National Museum of History, the Fine Arts Museum, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, and Museo Interactivo Mirador. Round out your tour of the city by visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral, Barrio Bellavista, and the National Library. Of course, many visitors choose to join an excursion or rent a car in Santiago to explore the Andes Mountains. There has never been a better time to book cheap travel offers on vacations to South America. Take a look at some of our hot discounts before you’re done planning your vacation.
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