Buenos Aires, what else do you need?
More European than South American in flavor, Buenos Aires' heart boasts bustling streets, grand avenues, old-time cafes and stylish restaurants. It's a city of tragedy and elation; a vibrant, cosmopolitan capital where locals are renowned for their flair and cockiness, even in times of adversity.
Buenos Aires is where Europe meets Latin America. The buildings and streets transport you to the old continent while you experience the latin passionate way of living.
On Sundays at San Telmo you can shop for antiques as you dance along to tango music in the streets. On Mondays join locals and foreigns at the most amazing live percussion show called La Bomba de Tiempo.
Be sure to visit Palermo, an old neighborhood where local independent designers, boutique hotels and author cuisine restaurants decided to start fresh after the crisis of 2001. They turned the old into modern and the odd into unique. Palermo now offers the most creative scenery where art is found in every corner. Whether it's a graffitti on a wall or a hidden cool pub around the corner, it neves ceases to amaze you.
Be sure to visit the Recoleta cemenetary, the small city of dead with the most amazing sculptures and constructions. Since you are close, I would recommend you visit Buenos Aires Design to find amazing innovative pieces and just across the street find the National Museum of arts and enjoy the classics you have heard so much about. After that, you can cross over to the Law University and walk along Figueroa Alcorta Avenue where you will be able to check out the Flower monument that opens and closes back following the sun. Final stop: MALBA Contemporary Museum of arts, the builging itself is incredible, you won't be dissapointed.
Visit La Boca for a bit if you find history interesting. Inmigrants first settled there and with little money lived sharing houses between many people coming from different parts of Europe. To make ir more beautiful, they painted every house with different colors. Famous paintor Quinquela Martin would sit in the harbour and paint the boats coming and going.
If you are more into nature, be sure to visit the botanic garden, enjoy a day at the conutry ridding horses and eating barbeque or travel around the small islands of Tigre. You can kite surf, skydive, go sailing or do water ski.
Regarding the night life? It never stops! Bars, night clubs and parties happening every night with whatever music makes your body shake. This city not only never sleeps, but never stops dancing, never stops moving, never fails to offer a fun time.
To sum up, Buenos Aires is a city that has everything you are looking for and even more!