June 7, 2023

Spring and summer may be the best times to visit Argentina

A Buenos Aires tango class or performance is a must at any time of year, but discounts can be found in the off-season.
Traditionally the off-seasons in most of Argentina, spring and summer (October–April) have plenty to offer, especially as a warm winter getaway for North Americans.

1. Buenos Aires is gearing up for Christmas. The nation’s capital heats up in summer, but those in the know go in November and December, when the city is in full Christmastime swing and the jacarandas are in bloom.
2. It’s cheaper. To attract business in the slower season, hotels and attractions drop their rates, and flights are less expensive, too.
3. Beautiful Bariloche. It’s best known for skiing, but Bariloche, in the Lake District in the foothills of the Andes, is just as popular in summer for its gorgeous alpine scenery, bike and wine tours, fishing, hiking, and rafting.
4. Harvest time in Mendoza. The dry heat in this famed wine region makes it especially pleasant in summer for visiting wineries and going horseback riding, hiking, and paragliding. Cherries, loquats, figs, and plums are ripe for the picking and served fresh at renowned local restaurants.
5. Prime Patagonia. Temperatures are pleasant in Patagonia at this time of year and tours and transport are bustling. In winter, temperatures can fall below freezing, days are short, and some operators close up shop.
6. A departure from the norm. If you’ve done the perfunctory ski and/or beach vacations in winter, why not try something completely different? In Argentina, experience fast-paced city life one day and awe-inspiring, nowhere-else-on-Earth natural attractions the next.

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