Palermo offers the best option with a lake where you can rent boats or wander through the wonderful Japanese garden. Elsewhere head for the trendy neighbourhood of La Boca and the Caminito or ‘small street’ where you can pick up souvenirs from stalls or enjoy an ice cream whilst drinking in the atmosphere. You can also get a river cruise from there that will take you upstream to see the city change to a more rural landscape as the suburbs pass by.
Football lovers should really try to get to see a game in the city. The atmosphere is very much that of a party and the crowds erupt when the home team scores. Two of the world’s most supported clubs can be found in Buenos Aires, Boca Juniors and River Plate. When the two meet it’s called ‘El Classico’ and tickets are like gold dust. If you intend to watch the match when you’re in the city, try to book tickets in advance.