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City break in Santiago. Active leisure ideas for Santiago - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Santiago en invierno (Winter in Santiago Chile) The resort city of Santiago offers its guests a vast choice of entertainments for active leisure fans, hiking enthusiasts, shopping addicts and nightlife entertainments admirers. A visit to the Santiago Zoo will be full of unforgettable impressions and delights. The zoological park is located in a few minute drive from the city center. The park features a vast collection of animals and despite its small scale the park boasts excellent equipment and all necessary facilities for animal keeping. To go on the exploration of the diversity of local fauna tourists are recommended to visit the Jardin Zoologico park holding engaging excursions and entertainment programs for children almost every day.
Plenty of seafood dishes, inimitable beef treats, various vegetables and fruits are the main distinctive features of ethnic cuisine in Santiago. According to true gourmands the city of … Open
Open air leisure enthusiasts and scenic nature recreation fans will surely love the Casablanca valley which is a place of location of magnificent great vineyards. This is a place of location of a famous local winery which is a popular spot to visit among foreign visitors of the city. The top of the hill locates a marvelous garden named the San Cristobal Hill which is a great destination for hiking and various sport activities. The park offers a vibrant panoramic view over the suburbs of the city.
The Parque Forestal parkland is a genuine escape from annoying city buzz and fuss. Tourists will appreciate charm and beauty of the Parque O'Higgins nature area. Tourists can explore nature attractions either on foot or joining a riding tour. Local Horse Riding Chile Day Tours center organizes riding tours though the nearest nature areas of the city. The center also offers to visit a riding school where tourists can master the basics of riding as well as hone their riding skills. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The main feature of Santiago lifestyle and culture is multinationality of the destination. Tourists will be surely much impressed with a unique fusion of various cultures and traditions. … Open
In winter tourists will find magnificent skiing runs. The suburbs of the resort offer various skiing zones as for pro skiers so for amateurs. On water attractions fans will love to visit the Wave House aquatic part. The park is located not far from the city center and features all the necessary facilities for comfortable rest and engaging leisure. The Wave House park is a perfect destination to spend a whole day with a family. Tourists travelling with children are recommended to visit the Fantasilandia amusement park. The Kidzania entertainment complex offers its guests various attractions and game rooms.
Santiago de Chile The Clinic bar invites city guests to enjoy its quiet atmosphere and astonishing entertainment program. Its visitors will find a cozy lounge area and will enjoy a well planned music program. The Las Urracas night club is a recommended place to visit for contemporary music fans and eager dancers. Shopping addicts will be absorbed with a variety of shops, stores and boutiques with the scale Parque Arauco shopping center being one of the most popular among them. The Los Dominicos Handicraft Village is a local market place offering a huge choice of gifts and souvenirs meeting each taste and budget.
Among the most remarkable and significant landmarks of the city the Basilica del Salvador is best worth mentioning and visiting by all tourists without exception. The Basilica is located in … Open
The capital of Chile is perfect for diversifying your leisure time with extreme recreation. Here you can ride in a hot-air balloon, helicopter or try skydiving. Here, precisely, in the picturesque surroundings of the city, skiing tours are also organized – descents along the majestic Andes attract all fans of extreme tourism, as well as those that love hiking and trekking. Accordingly, the most popular ski resort Valle Nevado is located near Santiago. From here tourists make raids to the top of Cerro El Plomo, which is located in the national reserve Parque Cordillera Yerba Loca.
Santiago Among the extreme tours, jeep safaris are very popular. An interesting pastime for many travelers remains to visit the Observatorio Astronomico Andino, where thematic exhibitions and conferences are often held – this is in addition to the main activity that the observatory offers; watching the beautiful starry sky. Voyagers visiting Santiago also have a great opportunity to learn how to ride a horse and ride through the scenic expanses of the surrounding places of the capital of Chile. Tours of this kind are offered by Ecochile Travel, as well as Cabalgatas Santiago.
1. Despite a low crime level tourists should be aware of cheaters and fraudsters in the streets of the city. One should not use services offered by strangers no matter how profitable these … Open
Another interesting activity in Santiago is the game of golf. You can try it in Club, de Golf Mapocho, while at the same time enjoying the grand spaces in its picturesque surroundings. However, the city also has a club where you can play golf during a visit (The Green Club Santiago Indoor Golf Center). Lovers of active pastime will also enjoy the rope town Vertigo Park, where visitors can learn what zipline is and enjoy their leisure time. You can feel small again, rejoicing like a child, and jumping on trampolines in the beautiful center Summit Trampolin Park. The clubs Mampato and KidZania, as well as Chuck E Cheese's Las Condes, are great for hanging out with children – there are many playgrounds for kids here.
The San Cristobal Tower by night Cineplanet Costanera Center and Cine Arte El Biógrafo are among the cinemas that are in demand among travelers and indigenous people. The most grand-scale football games are held at the beautiful Stadium Estadio Monumental David Arellano. It is the most popular place among sports fans in Santiago. The poster for upcoming football events that take place on arenas such as Estadio Santa Laura and Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo should also be followed up – interesting matches are often held here. In the city, you can find beautiful cultural centers, where you can witness impressive theatrical performances. These, for example, are theaters like San Gines Teatro and Teatro Pata de Cabra.
Discovering the architecture of Santiago from bird's eye view! Cathedral of Santiago, Gran Torre Santiago, Estacion Mapocho, Entel Tower, all those monuments are defining the image of Santiago … Open
As for the concert halls where you can listen to music, you should definitely see the repertoire of the most popular center in the city – Movistar Arena. Excellent musical performances are also held in the Caupolican concert hall. As for bars where you can combine business with pleasure – and enjoy live music, as well as have a good time with friends over a glass of beer – it is worth highlight Club de Jazz de Santiago and Pepperland bar. In the company of friends or family members, you should definitely try your luck in the best clubs that offer this kind of leisure. In Santiago, Escapology Chile and Escape 60 are such centers.
forsant The entertainment club Bowling Japimax is great for those who cannot imagine their leisure time without bowling. For those who want to spend their time actively, we recommend you go to the auto track Speedpark Karting, and get great impressions here, riding on a kart. A delightful pastime awaits those who decide to visit the Cat Cafe El Mundo de Dali, where the local hosts (who are, of course, cats) can be fed, played with or petted. Locals can take the pet they like to their home. Those who wish to learn useful skills during their time in Santiago, we recommend going to the cooking classes of ChileCooks or Uncorked Cooking WorkShop.
La Moneda Palace, Central market, San Cristobal Hill, Municipal theater, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Santiago … Open
Besides the Santiago Zoo, there are several other reserves in the capital of Chile. For example, there is Selva Viva – a real journey into the world of the jungle. A tour of the fascinating world of the jungle involves not only looking at lizards, snakes, and tropical birds but also getting to hold them in your arms. Here also, in Selva Viva, is situated a fascinating butterfly garden, which is of particular interest to many visitors. You can get acquainted with the great diversity of the marine world in the wonderful aquarium Acuario de Santiago. Another interesting place in Santiago is the ornithological park Aviarium Chicureo, where a large number of birds of various species are represented.
Santiago Ride a pony, shot a bow, jump on trampolines – you can try these and many other activities by visiting the beautiful Parque Granjaventura. For those who wish to have great leisure time, enjoying a pastoral atmosphere, you should go to the farm Granja Aventura and learn a lot of new and interesting information about the rural lifestyle in Chile. The city has two hippodromes – Hipodromo Chile and Club Hipico de Santiago. A visit to them will satisfy the needs of anybody who wishes to enjoy the magnificent horse shows, as well as those who wish to try their luck and place a bet on the horse, which, in their opinion, will come first.
The modern South American city Santiago is located near the Santa Lucia hill on the shore of the Mapocho River. Santiago is a truly stylish city built in the colonial style in the square … Open
There is a place in the capital of Chile for those who want to fully relax, and forget all of their problems. In this case, excellent spa salons The Secret Acqua & Spa and the Equilibrio Masaje Spa await them. The former center is famous for its wonderful water procedures and similar lounges with great views from the window, as well as saunas. At Equilibrio Masaje Spa, visitors should expect a magnificent massage, pleasant sunbathing areas, and thermal zones. It is worth noting that both spa complexes are also well decorated. In the studio Factoria Insomnio, tourists will be able to get to know the local culture better, learn about the traditional craftwork of the locals (weaving), and attend master classes in the craft.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Santiago and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Santiago

Café Derby
Where: Rúa das Orfas 29, Santiago; Telephone: +34 981 539 797;
A Conga
Where: Rúa da Conga 8, Santiago; Telephone: +34 981 583 407;
La Borriquita De Belén
Where: San Paio 22, Santiago;
O Curruncho
Where: Entremuros 12, Santiago;
O Galo D’ouro
Where: Rúa da Conga 14, Santiago;
Casa Das Crechas
Where: Via Sacra 3, Santiago;
Momo
Where: Rúa Virxe da Cerca 23, Santiago;
Abastos
Where: Praza de Abastos, Santiago;
Pub Ondas
Where: San Miguel 3, Santiago;
Liberty
Where: Rúa Alfredo Brañas 8, Santiago;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Santiago
♥   National Park 'La Campana' , 69.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Provincial Park 'Volcán Tupungato' , 83 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Palmas de Cocalan' , 90 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Provincial Park 'Cerro Aconcagua' , 108.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Amusement parks near Santiago
♥   Amusement park 'Fantasilandia' Santiago, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Attractions and entertainment in Chile

Thrill seekers can go paragliding. Throughout the country, you can find many paragliding sites: Antofagasta, Colin, Lebu, and others. In the port city of Iquique, you can fly for 3 hours for $ 100. The services include a transfer from the hotel and back, a flight instructor, a double paraglider, as well as equipment: gloves, helmets, and parachutes. … Open
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City break ideas for neighbours of Santiago

Guide to your best city break in Santiago - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Santiago - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Santiago?' disappears immediately.
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