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exploring santiago: a mini weekend travel guide

Kate ParrishComment


and, well, i disagree. i'm not saying i want to move here but hanging around for a few days is 100% worth it. we stayed a total of 5 nights in santiago, and would recommend you check out the below. 


  • STAY AT CASA ALMA: this cozy little bnb is perfect in every way. clean, safe, cozy, includes breakfast, and is in a hip walkable neighborhood. we stayed multiple nights and loved it! castillo rojo is another great boutique hotel in a fun neighborhood, but slightly more upscale. hotel carmenere looks cozy and fancy if you are splurging.
  • TRY THE EL LOMITO: chile's most iconic sandwhich from fuente alemana. but maybe split it with your friends, this sandwich packs a punch. 
  • BAR LIGURIA: come here for at least one pisco sour. we loved having dinner at the bar and their back room is pretty dreamy. you will often find crowds of locals gathering to watch the soccer games. 
  • SILABARIO COCINA LOCAL you won't find delicious food everywhere in chile, but this was easily our best meal. dinner here was creative, candle lit and accompanied by live guitar on the patio. make sure to get a reservation!
  • COOL OFF AT EMPORIO LA ROSA: some of the tastiest ice cream in santiago, perfect on a typical warm sunny day.
  • HAVE A BEER AT LA PIOJERA: santiago's oldest and best dive bar, usually with live music!
  • BOCANARIZ santiago's best wine bar, showcasing chile's diverse and famous wine culture
  • HAVE LUNCH OUTSIDE AT INPASTA: wasn't cheap, but their pasta was insanely good and authentic. their street-seat scene is a fun place to hang on a nice day and people watch. 


  • SWIM OR SUNSET AT TRAMANTO TERRACE: the city's best rooftop bar and view over the mountains and skyline. come here on a hot day to swim and have lunch or for sunset drinks 
  • MALLINKRODT JARDIN a biergarten in bellavista that is covered in ivy and looks like more fit for brooklyn or san francisco. it's new and a popular place in town for a small bite or drink.
  • MUSEUMS museo chileno de arte precolombino or casa museo la chascona (former home of famed poet pablo neruda
  • ANTIQUE SHOPPING IN BARRIO ITALIA fun to stroll around here after lunch on the weekends, it's bustling and you may even find some souvenir gems. 
  • MERCADO CENTRAL: around since 1872, this market is fun to grab a snack at one of the many food stalls, or just browse the aisles and aisles of fresh fish, veggies and other local goods. 

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