Visiting Santiago with families is a great choice. It is a city nestled between the Andes and the Ocean. Its parks in the middle of the city with many kid-friendly activities will make a nice break from sightseeing. Kids won't be bored in this bustling city.
PLACES TO VISIT
There is something for everyone’s taste, but there are some attractions that are a must-see in Santiago.
Plaza de Armas is the historical center of Santigo, but also an important square in Santiago today. Many historical buildings and palm trees surround it. You will see the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and the Royal Court Palace here.
Cerro San Cristóbal, the park in the middle of Santiago, is officially called Parque Metropolitano. You can hike or cycle to the top or take a funicular. Besides the Zoo, you can also visit a Japanese-style garden or go swimming in the two outdoor swimming pools in the summer. The most prominent thing is the white 22-meter statue of the Virgin Mary.
The Presidental Palace, La Moneda, a white-wall building in the European architectural style stands in the center of the city. Visitors can watch the spectacular changing of the guard in front of it.
The Municipal Theatre is an attraction that visitors must-see. Its stunning architecture adds a unique atmosphere to the performances at the theatre.
SANTIAGO FOR FAMILIES
Children like moving around, so they will probably enjoy the ride on the Funicular to Cerro San Cristobal. It takes you to the top of the hill (the second highest peak in the city). Half the way you can stop to visit the Santiago Zoo.
The ride on the Teleferico in Parque Metropolitano is a gondola ride across Metropolitan Park. You get a different view of the city from the above. Your kids will love it, watching objects far down under their feet.
Who can resist a good ice-cream? Fortunately, you will come across some Ice Cream and Gelato Stops where you can find high-quality ice-cream. They will make your kids happy if they get bored with sightseeing.