Aside from the famous night life, there are many fun things to do in Buenos Aires during daylight hours, from exploring antique fairs to live concerts and contemporary museums. For sports fans, there is La Bombonera (the Candy Bowl), the greatest football stadium in South America, where the Boca Juniors play.
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Or fútbol, as it is known in Buenos Aires, is the passion and obsession of almost every Argentine. While there are over 24 professional teams, there are only two that fire the most passionate emotion: Boca Juniors and Rive Plate.
It is virtually impossible to get tickets directly from these two teams and usually you have to go through a secondary source. Be careful with scalpers as sometimes they do not sell the genuine article.
Fans of Boca Juniors are generally working class, as opposed to the upper class fans of River Plate. When these two teams play one another, tensions run high, and riots have broken out in the past. The football stadiums of Buenos Aires are a lot of fun to visit, but be careful and pay attention, particularly to the vibe of the crowd. Things can turn ugly quickly.
Buenos Aires has many different shopping districts, malls, and boutiques that will please any shopper.
Walking anywhere around Palermo you will find a variety of boutiques selling contemporary men’s and women’s fashions.
Getting groceries, medication, and other household items are quite accessible anywhere in Buenos Aires. Chain supermarkets like Disco and Coto have everything and are located everywhere throughout the city. There are also lots of smaller independently owned shops that sell most necessities. For pharmacies, Farmacity is the major chain. For laundry there are many places called lavanderías that you can drop off your clothes and pick them up a few hours later. It generally costs around 50 pesos per load and they come back to you clean, folded and packaged.