First solo trip to South America? Buenos Aires is a great introduction (and a great base for digital nomads). The city is huge and has tons of things to do for solo female travelers spanning art, history, food and wine. These 14 things to do in Buenos Aires will easily fill your first adventure.
Table of Contents
- 1 Top Things to Do in Buenos Aires for Solo Female Travelers
- 1.1 Recoleta Cemetery
- 1.2 Tango
- 1.3 La Boca
- 1.4 Teatro Colon
- 1.5 Museo Evita
- 1.6 Plaza de Mayo & La Casa Rosada
- 1.7 Street Art Tour
- 1.8 Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
- 1.9 Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA)
- 1.10 Dinner at a Steakhouse
- 1.11 Mercado San Telmo
- 1.12 Cafe Con Leche
- 1.13 Malbec Wine Tasting
- 1.14 Tigre Delta
Top Things to Do in Buenos Aires for Solo Female Travelers
The famed final resting place of Eva Peron, Recoleta Cemetery is regularly billed as one of the top things to do in Buenos Aires. The mausoleum-packed grounds are extensive and elaborate. You could easily get lost all day!
Few things are as synonymous with Argentina as tango. You can watch a performance, but I recommend seeking out a class to learn the basics yourself — it’s a great way to meet people as a solo female traveler.
The riotously colorful La Boca neighborhood is one of the coolest places to explore in Buenos Aires. Solo female travelers might prefer to make their visit during daylight — the neighborhood has a bit of a sketchy reputation after dark.
Teatro Colon is one of the best opera houses in the world. Seeing a performance here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but you can also get a taste of its beauty and glorious acoustics on a guided tour.
Argentina’s iconic first lady Eva Peron might be the country’s most famous persona. The Museo Evita traces her life history and has a nice outdoor cafe adjacent.
Plaza de Mayo & La Casa Rosada
Speaking of Evita, her famous balcony address was here at La Casa Rosada, site of the Argentine president’s office. If you’re looking to hit all the top sights in Buenos Aires, this main square will definitely be on your list.
Street Art Tour
Buenos Aires is one of the best cities in the world for street art. The Palermo Soho neighborhood is one of the safest places for solo female travelers in Buenos Aires to stay, and it is jam packed with great cafes, restaurants and murals galore. The Art Factory Hostel offers a free walking tour led by a local artist. (Note: in Buenos Aires as in many cities, free really means pay-what-you-can and you will tip the guide after the tour for whatever you felt the experience was worth.)
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
For a more traditional art experience, head to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in the Recoleta neighborhood. You’ll see loads of classic masters from Goya and Rembrandt to Monet and Van Gogh.
Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA)
The other big art museum in Buenos Aires is more contemporary and cultural. You’ll see works by Latin American artists from across the 20th century. MALBA isn’t far from the Museo Evita.
Dinner at a Steakhouse
“Asado” barbecue is a huge part of Argentine culture, so even if you’re on a tight backpacker’s budget, leave some room to splurge on a steak night. Nervous about dining out alone? Read my guide to getting over the solo female traveler’s restaurant jitters!
Mercado San Telmo
This massive indoor market, dating back to 1897, carries everything from fresh fruit to coffee and spices to antiques. If you love to wander and just soak up a city’s atmosphere, this is a prime attraction in Buenos Aires.
Cafe Con Leche
I love places with good cafe culture and as a digital nomad, I especially loved how great Buenos Aires was for work cafes! Cozy up with a cafe con leche at any spot in Palermo Soho for a great, relaxing afternoon… or a productive one if you’re working remotely!
Malbec Wine Tasting
Buenos Aires is on the other side of the country from Mendoza, Argentina’s chief wine region. But you can still try its iconic Malbec. Just head to a wine bar like Pain et Vin in Palermo Soho and sip away.
Looking for a great day trip from Buenos Aires? The Tigre Delta is about a 45-minute train ride out of the city. Boat tours are the most popular way to see the delta, but you can also just hop on a train yourself and check out the neighborhood’s art museums, markets and restaurants.