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Guide to Santiago Outdoors

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Santiago is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts. There are several day trips you can make from the capital, from visiting wineries to spending a day at the beach, and those who love sports can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, trekking, kayaking, rafting, paragliding, and many other activities. Without leaving the city, you'll find a variety of parks, hills, art fairs, and gardens.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

8 Places

5 City Tips

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8 Places

Concha y Toro

Wineries & Vineyards

Los Dominicos Handicraft Village

Flea & Street Markets

Parque Metropolitano de Santiago - Parquemet

Parks

Parque Forestal

Parks

Parque O'Higgins

Parks

Parque Bicentenario

Parks

Parque De Las Esculturas

Parks

Cerro Santa Lucia

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Lais G's City Tips

  • You can purchase a rechargeable card for subway and buses called "tarjeta bip!"
  • The subway system is quite comprehensive. It gets very crowded during peak hours (8-9.30am and 5-7pm.) Fares are cheaper during off peak hours.
  • Gratuity is usually included in restaurant bills. If not, it's appropriate to tip 10%, or 15% for exceptional service.
  • The winter season is usually rainy, starting in June until September. The average temperatures are around 52° F (11° C.)
  • Summer months in Santiago are from December to March, and it’s usually very dry during this time. The average temperatures are around 93°F (34°C.)
  • Concha y Toro
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    Lais G Says:

    Concha y Toro, the most famous winery in Chile and the biggest in South America, is very easy to access from Santiago. If you take the traditional tour, you will start your visit in the gardens around the house, where the founding family lived. Then, you will see the wine gardens — and get to sample different varieties of grapes. Finally, the tour takes you to the cellars, where you'll get inside the famous Devil’s Cellar (Casillero del Diablo.)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • I recommend that you schedule your tour on the website in advance.
    • The guided tours take about one hour and include a souvenir wine glass.
    • You will be able to taste white and red wines during the tour.
    • My favorite purchase from the shop was the Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Pirque
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very Nice Tour 08/10/2018
    • huge winery 29/09/2018
    • Concha y Toro
    Address:
    Avenida Virginia Subercaseaux 210
    Pirque 9480092
    Chile
    Phone:
    +56 2 2476 5100
    Hours:
    Thu
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Fri - Wed
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Los Dominicos Handicraft Village
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Lais G Says:

    Los Dominicos is a rustic and colorful artisan market featuring many small shops. You will find a variety of products made of leather, wood, glass, lapis lazuli gemstones, silver, and other natural materials.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • It's partially closed on Mondays.
    • Great place to buy souvenirs!
    • It's accessible by subway. Get off at the Los Dominicos stop on the Red Line.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 493 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Must Visit when in Santiago 09/10/2018
    • Great Getaway from the City 01/10/2018
    • Los Dominicos Handicraft Village
    Address:
    The Map Shows a Location That Is Many Miles From Here Is It
    Los Dominicos Metro station is within a short walk
    Santiago 8320000
    Chile
    Phone:
    96250316
    Other:
  • Parque Metropolitano de Santiago - Parquemet
    Parks
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    Lais G Says:

    One of the most visited green areas in Santiago, the Metropolitan Park is the greatest urban park in Chile. Perfect for a picnic, it's an excellent spot to relax and enjoy nature. Its highlight is the Cerro San Cristobal, a hill from where you can enjoy the best view of Santiago's skyline and the Andes Mountains. The park also includes the National Zoo, a Japanese Garden, a Botanical Garden, public swimming pools, and several other gardens and squares.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Clear days offer a better view of the skyline.
    • The closest subway station is Baquedano, on the Red and Green lines.
    • On sunny days, don't forget to keep hydrated and to wear sunscreen.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 493 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Huge Area 11/08/2018
    • Great place to visit 06/08/2018
    • Parque Metropolitano de Santiago - Parquemet
    Address:
    Pio Nono 450
    Recoleta
    Santiago 8420541
    Chile
    Phone:
    +56 2 2730 1331
    Other:
  • Parque Forestal
    Parks
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    Lais G Says:

    A destination that locals seek on Sunday afternoons, Parque Forestal is located parallel to the Mapocho River. It's a nice area to bike or take a stroll after visiting the neighboring museums in the area (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo and Museo de Bellas Artes.)

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are great playground areas for children.
    • The closest subway stations are Bellas Artes (Green Line) and Baquedano (Green/Red Lines.)
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 493 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Popular with locals for strolling. 17/10/2018
    • Lovely green space 05/10/2018
    • Parque Forestal
    Other:
  • Parque O'Higgins
    Parks
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    Lais G Says:

    The second largest public park in Santiago, Parque O'Higgins is a versatile space for the whole family. It features green areas, ponds, museums (Museo del Huaso and Museo de Insectos y Caracolas), sports facilities, an amusement park called Fantasilandia, and many other areas. Its open spaces make it ideal for activities such as rollerblading and skateboarding.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Throughout the year, there are concerts and other activities in the Movistar Arena inside the park. Check the website for the schedule.
    • The closest subway stop is Parque O'Higgins (Yellow Line.)
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #75 of 493 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Still allows cars! 02/10/2018
    • Parque O'Higgins swimming pool 20/11/2017
    • Parque O'Higgins
    Address:
    Av. Manuel Antonio Matta Altura 1650
    Santiago 8700000
    Chile
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Parque Bicentenario
    Parks
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    Lais G Says:

    The main attraction here is the pond with flamingos. Parque Bicentenario is a very quiet place, ideal for reading a book or just enjoying a perfect escape from the city. It's also a dog-friendly area.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you are going there for a picnic, stop by a local bakery and grab the popular "Torta Tres Leches." It's a delicious dessert made with milk, dulce de leche, and condensed milk.
    • The best way to access the park is by car or taxi. There is also a bus line that will take you there.
    • Free chairs and sun umbrellas are available during the summer.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 493 things to do in Santiago
    • Excellent park much used by locals 15/10/2018
    • Just a walk in the park 09/10/2018
    • Parque Bicentenario
    Address:
    Avenida Del Bicentenario 3800
    Vitacura
    Santiago 7630670
    Chile
    Phone:
    +56 9 6365 6750
    Other:
  • Parque De Las Esculturas
    Parks
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    Lais G Says:

    Almost a hidden gem in the city, this park is an open-air art museum. With sculptures in different sizes from great artists, Parque De Las Esculturas is a fun place to visit and certainly a place where you can take interesting pictures.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • In January, this park hosts the "Festival Internacional de Jazz de Providencia," a jazz festival with national and international musicians.
    • A short trip by car or a 20-minute walk away from the park is the Costanera Center, a shopping mall with several stores and restaurants.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 493 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sculpture Park 13/10/2018
    • Nice park! 01/10/2018
    • Parque De Las Esculturas
    Address:
    Santa Maria, 2205
    Providencia
    Santiago 7520426
    Chile
    Phone:
    +56 9 4263 8167
    Other:
  • Cerro Santa Lucia
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Lais G Says:

    A charming hill offering a 360-degree view of the city, Cerro Santa Lucia should be enjoyed with no rush. It has an altitude of more than 600m. After climbing up the stairs, you will find a fountain similar to the Italian Fontana di Trevi.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Clear days with less pollution in the air will offer a better view of the city.
    • After visiting Cerro Santa Lucia, you can take a walk in the scenic Lastarria Neighborhood.
    • On your way back, grab a glass of the traditional non-alcoholic drink "mote con huesillos." It is made from wheat and peaches, and it is very refreshing!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 493 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good for a short walk 16/10/2018
    • early morning visits are quiet 15/10/2018
    • Cerro Santa Lucia
    Address:
    Av. O'Higgins
    Santiago 8320190
    Chile
    Phone:
    +56 2 23867185
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
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