Santiago is hot — culturally… and in February. One of my dear friends spent over 20 years travelling the world as a flight attendant and told me this place topped her list as a city she would move to when she retired. After spending a few nights here, I know why.
Home to 40% of Chile’s entire population, this city is a cosmopolitan playground with no shortage of trendy restaurants, museums and wineries. I wanted to experience the city as a local and had the pleasure of being shown around by my friend and resident, Alberto. Our days were spent exploring different neighborhoods admiring the architecture, people-watching at cafes and sampling wines at the local vineyards.
Chile is blessed with a little bit of everything — from the mountains to the beaches, the glacial fjords to the incredible grapes that grow — it offers truly unforgettable and luxe experiences for everyone. Since Chileans love to be outside (if you lived here, you would too), outdoor experiences are very inexpensive. I was so taken by the beauty of the mountains, I jumped at the opportunity to go paragliding… I can’t believe I did it, but so glad I did. It must have been something in the air.
If paragliding isn’t your thing and you’re looking for the best way to see the city, head to Cerro San Cristóbal for the best view of the city and enjoy a walk through Santiago’s largest green space.
Until next time,
Kathryn | Luxe Hunter