Santiago is within striking distance from wonderland seaside cities and towns brimming with character. If you have an extra day or two, use the capital as your homebase for these worthwhile daytrips.
The seaside town of Valparaiso opened its arms to street artists from all over South America, welcoming them to decorate the once-neglected streets with colorful murals and artwork. This graffiti is now a major draw to the city for Chilean natives and curious travelers alike. Key stops include the Cerro Concepcion street bursting with street art, riding an elevator from the late 1800s up the steep hillside, visiting the second home of Pablo Nerdua at La Sabastiana and wandering the cemeteries lined with streets of marble house-like tombs.
Otherwise known as wine country, Colchagua Valley boasts dozens of wineries on the outskirts of the quaint, sleepy little town of Santa Cruz. Use Casa Pando as your homebase to explore; the family-run hotel will help you make reservations for everything from private picnics in the vineyards and electric bike rentals to fine-dining meals and horse-drawn carriage wine tours. Be sure to check out Fuegos de Apalta for lunch at Montes Winery for incredible food from a previous Top Chef winner.
The coastal town of Isla Negra offers visitors winding roads lined with pine trees and hippie-style 1960s homes to admire. Use this destination to get some R&R in the sunshine by laying out at the rocky beach, listening to the waves crash against the nearby coastline.
Somewhere between Paris, Provence and the border with Switzerland is the charming riverside city of Lyon, a burgeoning culinary capital in a country with one of the world’s best cuisines. Lyon’s reputation as a food destination grew within the past decade, and visitors flock to the less-crazed and friendlier town for a more laid-back approach to French cuisine.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
For winter hikes or cold-weather activity in general, it’s important to stay warm and protected from the elements. With that said, you’ll also be pretty active and may want to be mobile, able to remove or add layers and adapt to your changing body temperature. Consider packing some gear to help you stay on top of it all.
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