Cheap Flights to Buenos Aires
Founded in the early 1500s, the city of Buenos Aires reflects centuries of European influence, from the city's beautifully ornate buildings to its grand squares. This mixture of international and native charm makes the city a welcoming destination for travelers to explore.
Flights to Buenos Aires
Located 14 miles south of Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) serves the city itself and is a hub for travel to all of Argentina. The airport offers an excellent selection of restaurants, shops and bars in each of its three terminals. Passengers will find familiar, globally known eateries as well as local chains featuring Argentine specialties. While the airport is located near the city of Ezeiza, which boasts few attractions, it's only a short ride from the airport using taxis, limousines or shuttle buses to the attractions of Buenos Aires.
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP), a smaller airport located right in the city, also handles cheap flights to Buenos Aires and neighboring destinations. While it offers fewer services than its larger international counterpart, its convenient location makes it a good option for flying to South American destinations.
Attractions in Buenos Aires
Separated into 48 sections, or barrios, Buenos Aires is steeped in culture with lively outdoor markets like the Feria Recoleta and arty enclaves located in Palermo Viejo. Visitors who love history can stay in Recoleta and stroll the famous Recoleta Cemetery, which is the site of the tomb of Eva Peron, the inspiration for the musical Evita. The very center of the city houses the stunning architecture of the Casa Rosada and its spacious Plaza de Mayo. The San Telmo barrio offers cobblestone streets, the Museo Historico Nacional detailing the history of Argentina, and a number of cafes and bars. The colorful La Boca is known for its pedestrian-friendly streets full of crafts and a river cruise that allows visitors to enjoy glimpses of the city from the water.
Buenos Aires Travel Tips
Argentina's location in the southern hemisphere makes January the warmest month of the year with temperatures averaging in the 80s during the day and the high 60s at night. Winter months are mild with temperatures ranging from 60 degrees Fahrenheit during the day to the 40s at night. The mix of mild climate and vibrant culture make Buenos Aires a city with plenty of outdoor events, from the popular summer concerts of the Jazz Festival to the circus-themed spectacle of the Polo Circo. The city is also famous for its tango dancing; in addition to the many places where visitors can learn the intricate steps, there are also lively competitions at the annual Tango Festival.
As a cosmopolitan city, Buenos Aires offers a range of nightclubs, bars and restaurants for business and leisure travelers to explore. A delectable dinner in one of the city's famous Argentine barbecue eateries costs around $30 per couple. Many of the city's popular barrios feature artfully landscaped parks and wide public squares with statuary, live performances and street vendors, making the city an ever-changing tableau of music, food and art for visitors to enjoy.