If you love the idea of Carnival, but would rather avoid the mania of Brazil and New Orleans, check out Buenos Aires, where the celebrations are lower key but still festive.
The Palo Santo Hotel is offering a month-long Carnival Celebration tour that includes exploring the city’s vibrant urban art scene on guided and do-it-yourself tours in the Palermo Hollywood district and surrounding neighborhoods.
Guided tours are conducted in English and last two to three hours, depending on the day.
Dates: Feb. 1-28
Price: $490 for three nights, double occupancy. Includes accommodations, breakfast, street art walking tour, architectural guidebook of Buenos Aires and Carnival welcome kit (with masks, hats, etc.). International airfare not included.
Info: Palo Santo Hotel