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Santiago

Chile’s capital at the foot of the Andes

Santiago, Chile

Routinely chosen as one of the best cities to visit, Santiago is a dynamic and contemporary metropolis located in the heart of Chile’s fertile central valley. Chile’s capital is a vibrant city full of character, with a thriving arts culture, trendy restaurant scene, and lively nightlife. Embraced on all sides by mountains – the mighty Andes to the east and the smaller coast range to the west – on a clear day Santiago boasts one of the most incredible city scenes in the world. Old-world colonial mansions and eclectic neighborhoods transition seamlessly to the skyscrapers of “Sanhattan” in a captivating fusion of tradition and modernity. With world-class skiing, wine tasting, biking, and trekking right at its doorstep, Santiago is a city full of exhilarating possibilities.

Avg. Temps

Summer (NOV/DEC/JAN/FEB) High: 27° – 30° Low: 9° – 12° Spring (MAR/APR/MAY) High: 20° – 28° Low: 4° – 9° Winter (JUN/JUL/AUG) High: 15° – 18° Low: 2° – 3° Fall (SEPT/OCT) High: 12° – 23° Low: 4° – 7°

Flight Times

Los Angeles: 10 hrs 45 min New York: 10 hrs 40 min Miami: 8 hrs 20 min London: 14 hrs 45 min

Good to know

Language: Spanish Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP) Visas/fees: Travel to Chile does not require a visa for US/US/EU/CAN/AUS travelers. AUS citizens must pay a reciprocity fee.

What to do in Santiago

Santiago, Chile

Unmarked Art Studio Visits with Antenna

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Santiago, Chile

Private Pisco Tasting with the Bauza Family

Bikes in Santiago

Santiago, Chile

Bike the Parks of Santiago

Markets of Santiago

Santiago, Chile

Savor Santiago’s Food Markets

Ready to go? Here’s what to pack

Santiago is generally a laid-back scene with comfortable Mediterranean climate, meaning sandals, jeans and light jackets are suitable almost all year-round. We’ve listed just a few of our packing recommendations. And it’s likely Santiago isn’t your only stop, so be sure to check out what to bring to wine country, the Atacama Desert or Patagonia too.  

  • Closed-toed, comfortable walking shoes (it’s a big city and there is lots to see!)
  • Small backpacks or cross-bodied bags
  • Photo copies of your passport
  • Heavier coat and boots for winter travel
  • Sunblock (summer sun is strong)

Travel tunes: Playlists for Santiago

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Tips from our Team

  • Take full advantage of Santiago’s proximity to everything from hiking in the Andes, to exploring the coast and delving into nearby wine valleys.
  • Get outdoors! Santiago enjoys being home to Parque Metropolitano, the largest urban park in Chile and one of the largest in the world.

Where to stay: Overnight Recommendations

Hotel Luciano K In Santiago Chile

Luciano K

The vibe: 1920’s glam The location: Historic and charming Barrio (neighborhood) Lastarria Good for: History buffs and those who appreciate architecture

Santiago

Hotel Magnolia

The vibe: Stylish, avant-garde decor The location: Historic and charming Barrio (neighborhood) Lastarria Good for: Those who appreciate design and great cocktails

Hotel Singular Santiago

Hotel Singular

The vibe: Elegant, tranquil retreat The location: Historic and charming Barrio (neighborhood) Lastarria Good for: Those looking for all of the amenities, including a luxe spa

Hotel Lastarria

Hotel Lastarria

The vibe: Peaceful and private The location: Historic and charming Barrio (neighborhood) Lastarria Good for: Those looking for a tranquil retreat and small-hotel vibes