While in Buenos Aires a quick, fun day trip is to head out to Tigre. It gets you away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and is a cute little tourist town on the water. There’s also an amusement park if you’re a ride junkie, though I didn’t go in so I can’t vouch for the rides’ fun factor.
To get to Tigre from Buenos Aires the easiest option – and the one I chose – is to take the train. You’ll need to go to Retiro station in Buenos Aires, which you can do on the subway, bus, or by taxi. Then you have two options: take the Mitre train all the way to Tigre or take the Mitre to Maipu and then switch to the Tren de la Costa to go the rest of the way to Tigre. Supposedly, the Tren de la Costa is a much nicer ride and nicer view, but I used Tren de la Costa there and just the Mitre on the way back and I don’t think it’s worth paying the extra money or spending the extra time and effort to switch trains. You could also catch a bus or drive to Tigre, but since I didn’t do either I will refer you to Google if that’s the route you want to take.
I spent one afternoon wandering the streets and waterfront, enjoying an asado lunch, and tasting some pretty delicious ice-cream and it was a lovely and much appreciated break from the city. Check out the video below to see more:
Quick tip: remember that train tickets on Tren de la Costa cost more for non-Argentinians.