Students having a picnic.

Fun and Leisure in Buenos Aires

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 greatest football stadium in South America, where the Boca Juniors team play.

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Sports

Soccer

Or fútbol, as it is known in Argentina, is the passion and obsession of many Argentines. While there are over 24 professional teams, there are only two that fire the most passionate emotion: Boca Juniors and River 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.

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.

Shopping

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 the Necessities

Getting groceries, medication, and other household items are quite accessible anywhere in Buenos Aires. Chain supermarkets like Carrefour, 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 90 pesos per load and they come back to you clean, folded and packaged.