Sorrel Moseley-Williams

Tango, soccer, steak, Borges — Buenos Aires is the place to be if you’re a fan of any of these. The Argentine capital is South America’s most dynamic cultural center, home to 7,000 bars and restaurants, 160 museums, 287 theaters, 380 bookstores and 100-plus green spaces. Located along the cola-colored River Plate, BA is relatively flat, making its streets easy to explore by foot or bike. The best way to get to know the porteños, as the city’s residents are known, is by dipping into its distinct barrios — La Boca, Palermo, Recoleta — where a European vibe prevails. You’ll soon see why so many call this city the Paris of South America.