Argentina is one of the largest countries in South America and home to a rich, colorful culture, jaw-dropping nature, and tantalizing music. Home of tango, flavorful cuisine, gaucho culture and the breathtaking snowcapped Andes mountains, it is hard not to fall in love with Argentina.
When in Argentina, one must make a stop at the country's capital of Buenos Aires. Admire the colorful street art and graffiti in the vibrantly painted area of La Boca, which is home to the narrow passageway of Caminito Alley. This was once a very working class area that has been decorated and is arguably one of the most picturesque spots in the city. While in the Argentine capital, don't miss the chance to stop by Casa Rosada - the pretty pastel pink palace complex, and the Plaza de Mayo site of the 18th century revolution. Buenos Aires is home to a lot of lovely greenery and parks, including the Parque Tres de Febrero and the Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens.
Outside of the capital, Argentina has lots to offer. Hiking and nature lovers should try trekking in the looming Andes mountains. You do not have to be an experienced hiker or mountaineer to enjoy this area. Though some trails ascend up challenging peaks, others wind in steady paths around the foothills and are still wholly worthwhile and enjoyable.
It is best to base yourself in Buenos Aires and other large Argentinian cities, and take trips out from there.
Spring and Fall are the best times to visit Argentina in order to escape the height of the sun's intense heat as well as the hordes of tourists.
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