Buenos Aires has a vast array of things to do for just about anyone of any taste considering Argentina vacations. Fortunately, the favorable exchange rate for anyone coming from a country with a strong currency makes just about all of these things accessible to the average traveller or backpacker.
If you are a sports fan, particularly soccer/football, you cannot miss going to a match in the capital. Whilst there are a variety of teams playing in the top division, most casual tourists opt to go and watch the two most popular teams, Boca Juniors and River Plate. In general the atmosphere can be so frenzied that you can spend the whole 90 minutes simply observing the crowd without getting bored! You don’t necessarily have to like the sport to find it intriguing. Fortunately, for those who are extra cautious, there are all-inclusive trips available that include transport, a seat in a benign area of the stadium, and sometimes lunch too.
Buenos Aires is also great for those who enjoy their nightlife. Again, there is a vast array of venues for all tastes. The biggest shock that you may get is the realization that most Argentines don’t actually go out until after midnight, and tend not to return until around 7am! Make sure you have accommodation where you can sleep through the day!
Continuing the theme of the night, as home to the famous Tango, most visitors have visiting a live Tango show near to the top of their to-do lists. This atmospheric and broody affair can be viewed at many locations around the city. Although such shows tend to be aimed at tourists this is not a bad thing. In many ways the tourist dollar is keeping the dance alive and allowing the dance maestros to eke out a living. Sometimes there are even street performances that you may be fortunate to run into.
The above are just a few of the most popular things to do in Buenos Aires. The only certainty is that with disposable dollars to hand, you are not going to get bored.