48 Hours In Santiago Chile Travel Guide: Where To Eat, Drink, Sleep, and Play
Heading to South America? Then you should consider adding Santiago to your must-visit list. Even if you have just 48 hours to explore this vibrant city, you will leave with a belly full of empanadas, and Chilean pisco sours, and a new found love for the vibrant Chilean capitol city. Use this Santiago Chile Travel Guide as a reference for recommendations on your travels, and you can be sure that you won’t come home disappointed.
Santiago Chile is the largest city in Chile and the country’s capitol with a higher cost of living than other parts of South America, and a prominent city for international business and education. Surrounded by the Andes mountains, Santiago is located right in the center of wine country, which makes Santiago the perfect home base for exploring the incredible Chilean wine regions that surround Santiago and stretch North and South.
Because of its proximity to Chile’s wine regions, Santiago is a mecca for incredible wine and cocktail bars, many of which you will find staffed with an expert sommelier to help guide your wine (or pisco) experience. But while you are enjoying your wine, don’t forget to indulge in the freshest ceviche, and empanadas that Chile is known for, because a trip to Santiago just wouldn’t be the same without experiencing the incredible fish and traditional dishes that makes up Chilean food culture.
where to eat
where to drink
where to stay
Want a boutique hotel full of history and culture, but also modern updating? Then this hotel is just for you. Located right in the center of Santiago you can walk almost anywhere you would like, or hang out at the trendy hotel bar for a drink or two.
what to see
No stop in Santiago would be complete without wandering through the mercado central, which is the central market in Santiago. Here you can check out the many tourist items, but personally we would recommend going to get a glimpse of the local food culture.
San Cristóbal Hill
Climb to the top of the San Cristóbal Hill in the center of Santiago and enjoy the well earned view of the city from the top.
One of the best neighborhoods in Santiago for wandering, shopping, and grabbing a pisco sour when you’re ready for a little refreshment.
Plaza de Armas
The main square in Santiago, which was the center of the city at one point and where people would gather for just about anything. A great stop to check out the historic architecture and many of the surrounding museums.
We hope you enjoy your trip to Santiago and soak in all the vibrant culture and history that Santiago has to offer. Ever traveled to Santiago Chile before? Leave a comment with some of your other must see favorites when exploring this South American city.