Our Santiago vacation rentals are located in the heart of Chilean culture. Home to country's largest number of residents, the densely populated Chile capital city weaves a rich cultural tapestry of artisan markets, restaurants, and architecture which lures travelers each year.
Santiago is the political, financial, and cultural center of Chile, yet always in the distance is the Andes mountain range, its jagged peaks reflected in the glass skyscrapers that create the city's skyline. A stroll through the city's unique districts, a bike tour with La Bicicleta Verde, or a ride on the Metro de Santiago subway system will showcase what the New York Times describes as an "energy that just can't be suppressed." You'll quickly discover why the city is an ideal holiday destination for music lovers at Lollapalooza, wine enthusiasts, sightseers, and more!
You're never far from an architectural gem or monument while staying in our Santiago vacation rentals. The city seamlessly blends the old with the new, offering a kaleidoscope of 19th century neoclassical architecture, glass towers, and Art Deco masterpieces within its intimate winding streets and city parks. Visit the main square, Plaza de Armas, to tour the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, or tour the San Francisco Church, the oldest colonial-era building in the country.
Enjoy a picnic at Santiago Metropolitan Park – one of the largest urban parks in the world – or stroll its walking trails and zoo. The Barrio Brasil boasts some of the city's oldest architecture, and a trip to the top of San Cristóbal Hill offers the best views of the city from its iconic statue of Virgin Mary. At the bottom of the hill, you can even observe endangered animals at the Chilean National Zoo.
Around each corner, you'll discover flavorful cuisine, shopping boutiques, and artistic centers while visiting Santiago, Chile vacation rentals. Chic shopping districts are located in Las Condes and Providencia, and craft fairs are held along the Pio Nono Bridge. The city is home to countless museums, including the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts and newer cultural and art centers like Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral.
Santiago is located in the country's oldest wine-growing area in the Maipo Valley, which means you're never far from an unbelievable glass of wine. Visit the Santa Rita Winery tasting room downtown, or plan a day trip into the countryside to tour the vineyards. Enjoy street food and beer gardens along Pio Nono, the main street in Bellavista, or reserve a table at the high-end restaurants along Avenida Nueva Costanera in Vitacura. Stop into a cafe along the bohemian districts Bellas Artes and Lastarria to enjoy rich meals in 1930s Tudor-style buildings.
Once satiated, watch a ballet or opera at the Municipal Theatre of Santiago or view the starry night sky at the University of Santiago de Chile Planetarium. National touring acts, including major musicians from the U.S., take to the stage at the Movistar Arena. Visitors come from across the globe to ride the sky-high roller coasters at the Fantasilandia amusement park.
Although inland, our Santiago vacation rentals are within earshot of the mountains, and just 104 kilometers from quaint coastal cities along the Pacific Ocean. Plan a day trip just 115 kilometers north to the bohemian seaside city of Valparaiso or travel a touch more to sunbathe on the sprawling white-sand beaches along the Pacific at Vina del Mar.
Surfers will want to hit the waves at Quintero while others will enjoy a journey inland to Hijuelas, where the rural landscape is often referred to as the City of Flowers.
A holiday in one of our Santiago vacation rentals won't soon be forgotten. Its rich culture, cuisine, and architecture will weave its way into the fabric of your memories and heart. Plan your next international journey here today!
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