Argentina has plenty to offer little ones, from dinosaur museums to beach resorts and plenty of outdoor activities to use up all that extra energy. With a culture that is very family-friendly, you’ll find Argentina makes a good, interesting and, yes, at times challenging, but fun, family destination.
Argentina’s capital provides plenty of museums, parks and shopping malls, many with fun areas for kids.
Beaches and more beaches – bring swimsuits and sunscreen, and start building castles. Wildlife watching is also a plus.
Waterfalls and wildlife galore, plus thrilling boat rides that guarantee a fun soaking.
Rich with wildlife, such as splashy whales, smelly elephant seals and supercute penguins.
Outdoor activities are the draw here – go hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding and rafting.
Wine tasting is off-limits for the kids, but you can take them skiing and white-water rafting.
Argentina is remarkably child-friendly in terms of general travel safety and people’s attitudes toward families. This is a country where family comes first.
Argentine parents will often send unaccompanied pre-adolescents on errands or neighborly visits. While you’re not likely to do this, you can usually count on your children’s safety in public.
Argentina’s numerous plazas and public parks, many with playgrounds, are popular gathering spots for families. Argentines frequently touch each other, so your children may be patted on the head by friendly strangers. Kids are a great ice-breaker and certainly make it easier for you to meet the locals.
And remember that families stay out very late in this country – it’s common to see young kids and babies out past midnight with their parents. There’s no early curfew and everyone’s out having fun, so consider doing the same!
Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio Kids can overnight in their pajamas at Trelew’s dinosaur museum.
Museo de La Plata Argentina’s best natural history museum; the taxidermy and skeletons are especially awesome.
Glaciarium El Calafate’s slickest museum; highlights the wonders of glaciers.
Shopping centers The bigger ones often have playgrounds, video arcades, toy stores and ice-cream shops.
Museo Municipal Ernesto Bachmann Marvel at the world’s largest predator, as well as the spectacular skeletons of other locally found dinosaurs.
Glaciar Perito Moreno El Calafate's superactive glacier is a wonder to behold for all ages.
Beaches Argentina's Atlantic coast beaches are family-friendly, and offer up plenty of sand, surf and sun.
Estancias Horseback rides and folkloric shows are highlights during your stay on an estancia (ranch).