Chile’s central coast is positively stunning, and nowhere is this better exemplified than Viña del Mar. The seaside city boasts pristine beaches, incredible dining and tons of entertainment. Exploring the city isn’t cheap, but can be done for less than $100.
Sangucheria Travesia offers a scrumptious breakfast buffet for less than $15, so start there.
Since Viña del Mar has been deemed Chile’s “Garden City,” exploring at least one of them is a must. Parque Quinta Vergara is arguably the most beautiful thanks to the Neo-Gothic palace tucked inside. Next, make your way to the Museo de Bellas Artes for a look into the city’s upscale culture. The Palacio Rioja Museum is an excellent choice for anyone interested in the local history. Admission fees are less than $10.
When you’re hungry, head over to Pecado Del Inka for lunch. There’ll be a line, but the ceviche is worth the wait. You’ll drop $15 for a meal.
Begin the afternoon with a quick photo-op at the colorful Reloj de Flores, a beautiful clock of flowers. Then make your way to the Viña del Mar seafront to explore the beaches and the Wulff Castle. This stunning castle and art gallery provides great views of the coast. Admission is free.
If you’re feeling adventurous and have some extra time, it might be worth $20 to head out of town to the Concón sand dunes. The dunes are visually stunning and great piece of the Atacama Desert.
One back in town, finish off with dinner at La Flor de Chile. They serve traditional Chilean fare alongside international options for reasonable prices. A meal will cost $20.
Anyone who follows or plays videogames will tell you 2018 was one of the best years the medium has ever seen. Epic stories spanning all kinds of gameplay, narrative styles and tone made for a truly impressive year. This year has a few heavy hitters coming as well.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
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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.
Most of us are too young to remember the days when flying was an elaborate and luxurious event. Nowadays planes are cramped, seats are uncomfortable and meals leave plenty to be desired.