Buenos Aires, capital of the Republic of Argentina, is the largest city in Latin America. Strongly influenced by European culture, the city is sometimes referred to as the "Paris of South America".
Metro Buenos Aires constitutes the 13th largest economy among the world's cities. The biggest attraction for diehard football fans is that the greatest soccer player of all time, Diego Armando Maradona was born in Villa Fiorito, a villa miseria in the Lanús Partido (county) south of Buenos Aires. It has the highest concentration of no less than 24 professional football teams of any city in the world, playing in the major league. This shows the passion they have for the game. The peso is the currency of Argentina, and the symbol used locally for it is $
The city has two airports: Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarni (EZE) also known as Ezeiza, services international flights, and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) referred as Aeroparque, from which domestic and regional flights leave and arrive.
Travelers consider this city as the second most desirable city to visit after Bangkok and Thailand. Reason enough to make the expedition. Airfare to Buenos Aires will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. In short, make use of cheap flights to Buenos Aires and fly mid-week, make sure you avoid traveling during festivities or any events when the fare could be slightly high. Aerolineas Argentinas is the national airline and has cheap flights from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires.
A smart way to reach Buenos Aires is to go through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by using cheap airfares to Rio De Janeiro or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. This way you not only save money but also time. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for no frills airlines.
The capital is very walkable and most tourist magnets are within walking distance from one another. Teatro Colon is one of the world’s major opera houses, with the best acoustics. Not to miss is the national dance, tango, which represents the real spirit of Argentina. There are many venues for the legendary tango performance, most being in San Telmo. The Plaza de Mayo is the city center; some of Argentina's most important historical events took place here. The Parque Lezama is one of the city's most attractive parks.
Buenos Aires means fair winds in Spanish. So the best time to visit is during the seasons Fall and Spring, the temperatures being ideal for a stroll in those beautiful parks scattered all along the city.
It’s a late night city and has reputation as a party city. Nightclubs like Rumi with special attractions such as Wednesday night dinner special should not be skipped. Palermo is the capital of BA nightlife and the edge of it is home to several large clubs such as Mint. One can also find the only gay nightclubs here. Beef is dominant. Red wine is excellent and one has to try mate, the traditional gaucho drink.