Family Fun Ahead: Best Things to Do with Kids in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a kid friendly place. It is common to see kids out with their parents at parks, ice cream shops and local events. Public transportation goers happily give up their seats for small kids.

While Buenos Aires' adult-friendly activities, like tango and polo, are more well known, the city has plenty of things to do for families with children. One unique experience is the Tierra Santa theme park – a Biblical inspired attraction where kids can get their picture taken with Roman soldiers, view scenes in the life of Jesus and eat Middle Eastern food. Otherwise, the Argentine capital has many beautiful outdoor places where kids can roam, including the tranquil Botanical Garden and the wild Ecological Reserve.  

There are also some Buenos Aires activities that kids will enjoy as much as their parents, such as a tour of the Colon Theater opera house. It is much more fun than sitting through an opera itself. Visitors are regaled with interesting stories while viewing opulent rooms. The gondola rides in Puerto Madero can no doubt be made romantic, but they can also be fun for the family. Both kids and their parents will enjoy being on the water and having a different view of the area.

This delightful, city-center park stretches from the grand, British-built Retiro station at the bottom of the hill up to shady, tree-lined walkways at the top, which is the northern end of the pedestrian shopping street, Calle Florida. The park...  Read More

Puerto Madero

A landmark in the Puerto Madero neighborhood, the Puente de la Mujer (meaning Women's Bridge in Spanish) is a white, asymmetrically-shaped footbridge designed by Spaniard Santiago Calatrava and said to resemble a couple dancing tango....  Read More


In a noisy metropolis like Buenos Aires, the romantic and fairy-tale setting that is the Rose Garden with its boating lake (with pedal boats and row boats for hire) and pretty white trellises (usually occupied by courting couples) is a...  Read More

The work of French landscape architect Carlos Thays, this Palermo park, which dates back to the late 19th century, is still a glorious oasis in the modern city. The gardens are dotted with sculptures, fountains and busts, and the green-minded...  Read More

Museo de la Pasión Boquense

Located in the legendary Bombonera football (soccer) stadium that is home to the Boca Juniors, the city's most popular team, this museum is a must for football fans. It features slick, informative displays and a very well-stocked,...  Read More

Teatro Colón

Considered one of the finest opera houses in the world and an impressive sight even from the outside, the Colon opened its first season in 1908, after some 20 years of construction. Its classical horseshoe auditorium makes for great sight lines...  Read More

Puerto Madero

While gondolas are forever associated with Venice's charms, Buenos Aires has joined mother Italy in offering visitors a unique type of boat ride. Local gondoliers navigate the calm waterways of Buenos Aires' Puerto Madero area, including under...  Read More

Buenos Aires' Japanese Garden gracefully transports you to the Nation of the Rising Sun with its tranquil complex of gardens, cultural center, restaurant, tea house, bonsai greenhouse and gift shop. The Zen-like garden areas include beautiful...  Read More

Puerto Madero

Looking for a bit of nature in the big city? Though there are many parks in Buenos Aires, the Reserva Ecol�gica is the city's favorite and most rugged green lung. At this 350 hectare park you can enjoy walking, running and cycling along...  Read More

Outlying areas

Imagine Disneyland, but run by the Catholic Church; you'd not doubt get something very close to Tierra Santa. This unique Buenos Aires theme park is based on the Bible, the life of Jesus and the city of Jerusalem. For Christians, the park brings...  Read More


Meet Sarah Rogers

Born and raised in northern California, Sarah grew up to become an expat, traveler and wordsmith. She spent seven years in Madrid, Spain and now calls Buenos Aires, Argentina home. She has had...  More About Sarah