Santiago is a metropolitan city and it's climate is very similar to Los Angeles. We spent total of three nights in Santiago, including the final layover going back to NYC. Both time, we stayed with Carasur Charming Hotel, which is one of the highlights of our South America trip.
Carasur Charming Hotel: Being #1 rated on trip advisory, Carasur Charming well deserves its reputation.
Chilean National Library: I love libraries. Finding this hidden gym was totally pure of luck.
Barrio Bellavista: Charming neighborhood with coffee shops and boutique stores.
Little Italia: Last minute found, recommend by our host Eduard. You will find cool furniture making shops in this place.
Esta CoCo: Delicious seafood restaurent with the coolest decor.
Maple Valley: Scenery drive, well worth checking it out.
Santiago in general is a quite safe city, with a very developed metro system, which makes it very easy to go around places. One thing to watch out is when you get out the airport, make sure to avoid taking private taxis. They ask for more than what a legal taxi and an uber will charge you.
Where we stayed