What to do in Mendoza If You Don’t Drink Wine

Mendoza, the capital of the Mendoza province, is the largest wine producer and distributor in all of Argentina. The city’s basic attraction is wine and wine tours. As much as two third of the wine produced in Argentina comes from Mendoza. However, if you think that the only attraction is wine gardens, think again.

1. Visit the Aconcauga Mountain

Aconcauga National Park is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Mendoza. Home to the snow-capped mountains, the national park is famous for its hiking trails. Aconcauga mountain peak is the highest mountain peak not only in the region, but also the tallest outside Asia. It is the perfect place to spend a day and most people prefer to visit it with families.

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Aconcagua

2. White Water Rafting

Imagine water rafting in the serene atmosphere of the Mendoza River surrounded by the breathtaking backdrop of Andes Mountains. The experience is one of its kind and will make for some truly memorable moments.

3. Las Lenas Skiing

Located about 310 miles from Mendoza, Las Lenas is a ski resort. The resort has a number of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. It is an excellent place to visit in Mendoza from July to October, when there is as much as 43,244 acres of skiable surface. You can buy your skiing costumes and equipment from the resorts as well. You can either opt for a single day tour to the resort or can stay over at one of the finest restaurants and make the most of your trip here.

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4. Thermal Hot Springs

If you want to visit a place where you can sit back and relax in Mendoza after a tiring day of exploring the city, nothing beats the serenity offered by the hot springs located in Termas Chacueta, 45-minutes drive away from the city. Just soak your muscles in the warm water and relieve your tensions and worries.

5. Rosedal Park

Having 34 sculptures decorating the roads and paths, the Rosedal Park is a 393-hectare area where you can stroll, cycle or run or just sit and relax under the shade of a tree. A manmade river runs through the park where you will find a number of rowers practicing their skills.

Parque General San Martín entrance, where the Rosedal is located

6. Museums

If you want to learn about the history, art and culture of Mendoza, you cannot afford to miss visiting Museo Casa de Fader, Museo del Pasado Cuyano and the La Enoteca Museum. The museums have preserved the entire history and culture of Mendoza which you will not find anywhere else.

You might think Mendoza is just a place for enjoying wine, but you will be pleasantly surprised funky bar scene, the energetic people and the overall electrifying atmosphere of the city. Plan a trip to Mendoza to experience the best the city has to offer.

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