South America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Santiago Chile 5 days with Toddlers

Jump to last reply

I will be in Santiago, Chile for 5 days around New Years. I travel with my husband and children, ages 2 and 4. I am looking for itinerary suggestions. I am definitely interested in Buin Zoo and Cajon del Maipo. We would like to also visit a winery.

My questions are:
1) Should we stay the entire time in Santiago and do day trips or spend 1 or 2 nights near Valparaiso or Santa Cruz or in the Andes?
(We are debating lodging the entire time in Santiago or spending 1 or 2 nights at either Cascadas de las Animas or the Eco Lodge Tree House in Valparaiso. We have hotel points for Santiago, so we are debating whether we should just take day trips to the environs or spend the money to stay at a cool outdoorsy type place for the 1 or 2 nights. )

2) Are there any wineries that are more child friendly than others either around Santiago or Valparaiso? Maybe ones with animals or a buggy ride? Definitely with pretty natural surroundings.

3) Any particular suggestions for young children?

4) Any New Years Eve recommendations? Our children likely will not stay awake till midnight for fireworks.

5 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Please Take Our Survey
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jan 20, 15 at 11:06 AM
View all South America activity »
  1. 1 driving to salvador
  2. 2 Trip Report Glover escapes cold again and returns to Colombia and Mexico
  3. 3 Trip Report Headed to Bogota and Villa de Leyva next week!
  4. 4 1 day in Rio
  5. 5 Peru itinerary in March.. Comments needed please
  6. 6 Peru in 7 (full) days: Cuzco, Puno, Arequipa
  7. 7 Currency Woes
  8. 8 Bogota - Is it safe?
  9. 9 Argentina (and Chile?): basic itinerary
  10. 10 Just a week!
  11. 11 Trip Report Pisco Dreams; Nine Days in the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Lima
  12. 12 MP, SV and Cusco in July - itinerary questions
  13. 13 Trip Report NatGeo Patagonia trip
  14. 14 Trip Report Walking The Streets Of Buenos Aires
  15. 15 Trip Report Peru: Kaleidoscope of Colors. Amazon Cruise, Machu Picchu, Jungle Lodges
  16. 16 Quito trip
  17. 17 Hiring a driver in the Sacred Valley.....suggestions please
  18. 18 2 "free days" in Lake District
  19. 19 Peru advice, and are there any monkeys?
  20. 20 Chile - Casablanca region vineyard tours. Any recommendations?
  21. 21 Solo female travelling around South America
  22. 22 Bariloche car rental
  23. 23 A Camera Question for the Photogs Out There
  24. 24 Galapagos Islands
  25. 25 Trip to Argentina - Help with Patagonia needed!
View next 25 » Back to the top