Where is the best area to stay in Mendoza?
The best area to stay in Mendoza for tourism is the historical centre. It´s an area which is framed by the Plaza de la Independencia, the city´s main square which can be found in the centre of four other squares, all worth visiting, which are the Chile, Spain, Italy and San Martín squares. In this area you will find the pedestrian Sarmiento Street along with the Arístides Villanueva Avenue where you can find the city´s best restaurants, bars and nightlife. A bit further out you will find the Las Heras street or the San Martín Avenue which are the city´s main shopping streets.
The Plaza de la Independencia has a very interesting crafts fair and is the starting point for tours around the city. From here you also be able to explore the General Ricardo Park or the Cerro de la Gloria (Glory hill) which boasts some of the city´s most amazing views.
On top of all of that, you can book daytrips in the centre to other places around the city. Among the most popular are guided tours to the region´s traditional bodegas and vineyards or trips to see the Cerro del Aconcagua viewpoint, America´s highest peak at 6959 meters, from which you will be able to access the Horcones Laguna and the Provincial Aconcagua Park.