Ah, to kick back in the greenery of Buenos Aires' parks. Whether you want to stroll, rent bikes, let the kids run loose or throw out a blanket and nap in the sun, nothing says leisure like a day in the park. When you start itching for fresh air and open spaces, it's time to head for one of Buenos Aires' many parks and plazas. A city that enjoys temperate weather for the majority of the year, you're likely to encounter at least a few pleasant moments to be outside - be it an early morning with coffee in Plaza Las Heras, a long and lazy afternoon in Palermo's beautiful pond-side Rosedal, or a warm early evening wandering through the peaceful Recoleta Cemetery. Take the kids to the Jardin Zoological to meet the animals (don't miss the penguin aquarium!); weekends ought to find treasure hunters at the flea market in Parque Centenario. From the solemn, quiet Israeli Embassy Memorial to the lively Japanese Gardens, there are all kinds of activities that can keep you outside, all day (and night!) long.
Avenida Iraola & Avenida Pedro Montt
Santa Fe and J.L. Borges
Av. Las Heras, at Plaza Italia, across from the subway entrance
Avenida Las Heras 3200-3500
Calle Junín 1790
At Plaza Francesa
Avenida del Libertador, entre Agote y Pueyrredón
Surrounded by French-style residential area...
Defensa and Humberto Primo
Plaza Dorrego, at the intersection of Defensa and Humberto I
European-style plaza in charming San Telmo...
Campichuelo y Av. Díaz Vélez
A cirucular design with lots of weekend activity...