The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State


Start with Santiago, where many visitors make a pilgrimage to high point Cerro San Cristóbal for sweeping views of the 16th century city. Tourists can expect to pay as little as $9 a night in a hostel and $52 to $108 a night for a three-star hotel in the capital. Farther afield, you can visit the Andes in the north, the glaciers of Patagonia in the south or the coastal beauty of the Valparaíso. Some ideas: $280 for a three-day guided tour of Santiago with hotel and a day trip to nearby wine country or Valparaiso, or head to see glaciers and alpine lakes in Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park (pictured) for $882 per person (land tour only). Info:; package info: Viator,
Tim Hauf
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