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Where in the world: South America  /  Chile  /  Valparaiso Region  /  Vina del Mar

Top 15 things to do in Vina del Mar

1. Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores)

Created with a variety of colorful blooms, Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores) remains one of the city's best-loved landmarks. Commissioned for the 1962 FIFA World Cup, the clock features numbers and a face packed with vibrant red and blue blossoms set into a small hillside. Notice the white metal hands, the longest of which measures 3 m (10 ft). If you're keeping your eye on the time, note that this fully functional clock features a satellite system for accurate timekeeping.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
Tours from $39 › Learn more about Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores)

2. Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck

Take a tour through a museum dedicated to pre-Columbian Chile when you visit Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck. Start outside with the Maoi statue, which draws many for photo opportunities. Inside the museum, the first floor covers Mapuche culture from pre-Columbian times and exhibits on Easter Island. Visit the upstairs to see insect collections and taxidermied animals from all over the world. (Note, however, that the second floor has just a few English translations.) When browsing, consider getting a tour guide, who can provide informative explanations of the exhibits in English.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
Tours from $39 › Learn more about Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck

3. Vina del Mar Casino

Mingle with the high-rollers at Vina del Mar Casino, one of Chile's premier casinos. Try your hand at a range of gaming, including blackjack, poker, and slot machines. If luck's not going your way at the tables, enjoy a live performance or grab a bite to eat at one of the onsite restaurants. Even if you don't intend to spend any money, consider visiting simply to check out the lavish interior and sweeping views over the ocean.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $35 › Learn more about Vina del Mar Casino

4. Full-Day Tour of Valparaiso Port and Viña del Mar from Santiago

FROM $99
Revel in the vibrant color and culture of Valparaiso Port and Viña del Mar on a full-day tour of the coastal cities from Santiago.. Explore the colorful houses and historic port of Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage site; enjoy wine tasting in the Casablanca Valley; and tuck into a delicious Chilean-style lunch (own expense) amid the vineyards. What to Expect On this tour, walk down the streets and hills of Valparaiso that will surprise you behind every corner with old elevators, colorful stairways, viewpoints of the endless sea and the colorful hills with unique architecture many of which are decorated with well adorned graffiti made by famous local and international artists. The next visit is at one of the most beautiful vineyards in Casablanca valley where you will taste they delicious wines also have access to sale prices at the store At the end of the tour you will be dropped you off at the Cruise ship terminal in San Antonio Port
Suggested duration: 10h
Tours from $99 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. La Sebastiana, Valparaiso

A multicolored, tiered house on top of a hill, La Sebastiana provided the setting for the writing of some of the world's beloved poetic masterpieces. Today, Pablo Neruda's former residence pays tribute to the artist's legacy and contains artworks, 1950s furniture, and quirky bric-a-brac collected over the years. Visit early in the morning or towards closing time to avoid the crowds and long lines at the entrance.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $38 › Learn more about La Sebastiana

6. Reñaca

Once a quiet, removed beach, Reñaca has been incorporated into Viña del Mar thanks to the tourist city's increasing urban sprawl. Now a buzzing hub for sun-worshippers, the beach offers excellent facilities, plenty of places to grab a meal or a drink, and an energetic atmosphere. Expect fairly large crowds during summer, as locals and tourists alike flock to the scenic attraction. Check with locals before swimming: the surf can be quite dangerous in certain conditions.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $39 › Learn more about Reñaca

7. Quinta Vergara

Quinta Vergara features three major city landmarks, including a Gothic-style palace, an open-air amphitheater, and a landscaped park. Jose Francisco Vergara, the founder of Vina del Mar, built the palace as his family's residence in 1910, when an earthquake destroyed their previous home. The concrete amphitheater hosts an international song festival every February. The highlight for most visitors is the park with exotic plants from the Far East and Australia, as well as sculptures and busts dedicated to famous Chileans, such as Neruda and Gabriela Mistral.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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8. Full Day Group Tour - Viña Del Mar-Valparaiso -Casablanca -Reñaca

Likely to sell out FROM $39
This tour is the best way for you to experience a full-day guided experience that takes you to see 2 coastal cities in the central region of Chile. Valparaiso is declared World Heritage by Unesco with a lot of character and important historical aspects as well as being one of the principal cities for the economic activity of Chile. Viña del Mar every year wins the prize of the best place to live in Chile. It's a beautiful city with streets full of  flowers, and its beaches are like no others. You will also visit the Casablanca Valley which is famous for its white wines, with some of the wines from this region having been voted the best in the world.
Suggested duration: 8h - 9h
Tours from $39 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Walking tours, Valparaiso

Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $16 › Learn more about Walking tours

10. Jardin Botanico Nacional

For a day in the forests of Chile, head to Jardin Botanico Nacional if you like peace and quiet amid the great outdoors. This large park has enough space that you cannot explore all of it in a single day. Travel through the attraction's fields, hills, and forests before heading to the lake for some swimming or lounging by the water. For the thrill seekers in the group, search out the obstacle course situated among the trees, which offers two courses and ziplining too.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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11. Palacio Rioja

Don’t miss Palacio Rioja, a century-old colonial mansion with picturesque gardens. Upon entering the building, you'll be able to peruse information panels describing the history of the area, as well as the mansion itself. Take a camera to capture pictures of the resplendent gardens, and enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch in colorful gardens. Check the mansion’s schedule of events for information about movie screenings and musical performances.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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12. Full Day Tour Valparaiso - Vina del Mar and Casablanca Valley from Santiago

FROM $135
Enjoy a 9 -hour tour, starting at the door of your hotel. You will visit Viña del Mar first, known as the Garden City, where you can observe an original sculpture of Easter Island, a Moai, then the vehicle will take you to Avda. Peru to photograph the Pacific coast and some of its castles and Beautiful constructions. Continue with a visit to the sea food and fish market, Caleta Portales, there the sea lions are an attraction, in addition to witnessing the bullid fishermen's activity. Follow the Tour in direction to the Alegre and Concepción hills, to walk of more than an hour through the colorful streets, to see mural art, stairs everywhere, incredible views and descend using the old local transport, The funicular. Then you will be driven in the Van to the Casablanca Valley for a Chilean wine toast and from there return to your hotel ending the Tour.
Suggested duration: 9h
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13. Avenida Peru

Avenida Peru hugs the coastline of this region, connecting the beaches Playa Estero and Playa Acapulco. With tall city buildings on one side, and the waves of the ocean lapping the other, a walk along this street embodies the essence of this coastal city. Stroll through various musicians and street performers, who often are busking for tips. Vendor’s stalls line the picturesque avenue selling all sorts of things, like homemade food, local sweets, and souvenirs.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $35 › Learn more about Avenida Peru

14. Costanera

Admire the scenic coast of Vina del Mar as you walk along Costanera, a long oceanfront boardwalk. You'll see surfers searching for the next big wave and beachgoers making the most of the pleasant weather. Check out the small street stalls along the boardwalk, which purvey locally made handicrafts and other souvenirs. When it's time to relax, grab a drink or an ice cream at one of many cafes and bars along the promenade.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $52 › Learn more about Costanera

15. Santiago: Full day tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar city

FROM $52
Your tour starts in Santiago to Valparaiso, admiring the Pacific Ocean on a 120 km trip. You will enjoy a walk up to the hills and take one or two elevators to enjoy the view . Your tour includes transportation and a guide.
Suggested duration: 10h
Tours from $52 › More about this tour at viator.com ›