After eleven years living, dancing, teaching tango, and writing in Buenos Aires, I came home to L.A. in 2014, where I'm reconstructing my life.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Buenos Aires for Kids

Occasionally we have a guest post on tangocherie in the spirit of community. As we are now in the middle of Holy Week, many people are on vacation here with their families. Samantha Lister from offers the following advice on entertaining children in Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires is renowned as a beautiful city seeped in history with many attractions, from gourmet food to designer boutiques and an exhilarating nightlife, including numerous tango clubs.

If you are planning a family trip here, you know it is important to consider everyone however, but what activities are there to keep children entertained? The answer: Buenos Aires is a great, safe city for children of all ages. Across the city, children are very much welcomed and there is a wide variety of vacation ideas to keep the whole family busy.

One attraction definitely worth considering is Palermo Zoo, with over 350 species of animals, including an elephant house, monkey island and a petting area. Palermo’s parks are also a wonderful place to take children, providing the perfect setting for walks, picnics and outdoor sports. You can even hire bicycles or a boat if you’re feeling particularly energetic!

If you’re looking to engage the children as well as entertain them, Buenos Aires also offers an array of educational visits, including a puppet museum, an interactive science museum and a purpose-build children’s museum with a wide range of fun learning opportunities.

You will also find there are a variety of restaurants with children’s menus and hotels that provide facilities for children of all ages, meaning you can enjoy a stress-free break with plenty to see and do for both adults and children alike.

So, whether you are 9 years old or 69 years old, Buenos Aires is sure to offer an array of .activities to suit all tastes and interests. The spirit of Buenos Aires awaits you and all the whole family for a vacation you will never forget…
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From tangocherie: I agree that Buenos Aires is a great place for kids. In addition to the above ideas including the Children's Museum in the Abasto Shopping Center, I suggest colorful La Boca with street art and mimes (and tango dancing, of course), puppet shows in the parks, the fabulous historical Sarmiento frigate museum in Puerto Madero, AND, reopening this Sunday after 4 months, is the Feria de Mataderos--a kids' delight, what with all the horses, ponies, llamas, delicious street food and live music and dancing.

For tangophiliacs, Nocturna at the Centro Cultural Recoleta is tango and circus under the stars for the whole family.

And what could be more appropriate this week than a visit to the Holy Land, Tierra Santa, the theme park of three religions, where you can remove your shoes to enter a mosque, slip a prayer into the Wailing Wall, and see Jesus' Resurrection every 90 minutes.

Happy Passover!
Happy Easter! Felices Pascuas to you and your family!

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