Santiago travel guide

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You're Going to Love Santiago

Santiago is the capital city of Chile and both its cultural and economic center. It has a great calendar of events and buzzes with theaters, restaurants, and bars. Situated in the middle of the country, it also provides a great base from which to explore the stunning landscapes of Chile.

Santiago is situated between the mountains and the sea. This means that in a single day of your visit, you can enjoy skiing in the Andes in the morning and then sunbathe on the Pacific coast in the afternoon.

This is a city of lush urban parks, fascinating museums, and the most impressive city skyline in South America. Chile is also alive with history, and when you are finished seeing the sights, you can enjoy some of the best nightlife on the continent.

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When to Visit Santiago

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Santiago enjoys a temperate climate, with warm dry summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures can reach 95 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures can drop to freezing. This makes both spring and fall ideal for a visit to the city for those trying to avoid those temperature extremes.

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How to Get to Santiago

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Where to Stay in Santiago

Footsteps Hostel provides good budget accommodation close to the chic Bellavista neighborhood. Casa Bonita Bed & Breakfast on Pasaje Republica is located in a central historical neighborhood and offers clean, well-equipped rooms with breakfast included. The Hotel Fundador on Paseo Serrano is an upscale restaurant that has recently been refurbished, offering excellent rooms and suites in the center of the historic city.

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How to Get Around Santiago

The Cost of Living in Santiago

Shopping Streets

Santiago has a wide selection of malls, the largest being Alto Las Condes and Parque Arauco. You will find a huge variety of stores selling fashion, consumer goods, electronics, and housewares. For high-end fashion, head to Alonso de Córdova Street. Local crafts can be bought at Centro Artesanal Santa Lucia.

Groceries and Other

You will pay around CLP$762 for a quart of milk in Santiago, while a dozen eggs will cost CLP$2,187. Major supermarkets include Santa Isabel and Jumbo Bilbao.

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Where to Eat in Santiago

Amadeus on Avenida General Bustamante serves tasty wood-fired pizzas from CLP$3,500. Restaurant Cruz Coke on Pasaje Doctor Eduardo Cruz Coke, has a good range of local food and an excellent wine list, with mains from CLP$7,000.