Steak, soccer, tango and…toddlers? Surprisingly, Buenos Aires is a great city for kids – there are activities galore, child-friendly eateries and lots of parks to explore. Best of all, porteños adore children, and with these natural ice-breakers in tow, you’ll probably meet more locals than you would otherwise. Here are a few tips to make traveling with los niños enjoyable.

A father and daughter sit next to a pond with koi fish in it at Parque Centenario in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is an exciting city to explore with kids © Irenetinta / Getty Images

Out and about

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The following hotels all have multi-room suites or apartments with kitchenettes, which make them great choices for families:

Great eats for the whole family

  • Whether or not a children's menu is offered, most cafes and restaurants welcome children and offer freshly squeezed juices, hot chocolate and simple, kid-friendly foods like pizza and spaghetti.
  • All-you-can-eat restaurants offer lots of choices; try Grants or Siga La Vaca.
  • Cumaná is great for empanadas and pizzas.
  • La Payuca – this grill restaurant has a babysitter-manned playroom.
  • Save room for an helado – BA’s ice cream rivals Rome’s. Freddo and Persicco both have multiple branches.

Tips

  • BA’s crowded and uneven sidewalks are difficult to manage with a stroller – consider a baby carrier instead.
  • Always carry toilet paper and wet wipes. Public bathrooms are often poorly maintained.

This article was refreshed in April 2019.

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