I love Buenos Aires so I would always recommend a visit at any time of the year - plenty to see and do and I found it an easy city navigate and very safe. If you decide to go with Buenos Aires it's easy enough to also take the ferry over to Montevideo and Colonia for a short trip to add a little more to your trip without much effort or money.
February is probably the worst month to visit Bs As because in February the climate is super hot and muggy. Many locals vacate the city to take vacations in places like Bariloche, Pinamar, Miramar, or outside of Arg in Rio, Punta del Este, or the other beach towns of Uruguay, or... anywhere to escape. Consequently, many businesses including restaurants are closed.Edited: 16 September 2017, 19:47
I love BsAs in February, but I grew up in hot and humid Baltimore:) I wouldn't suggest staying without AC, but many days are milder and there is a lot of shade. And, it's quieter, but not without the bustle of the city. While some merchants are off to the beach, many others are open as there are still Portenos and Tourists to serve.
Oh I love Summer in Buenos Aires ! especially when people are at their summer homes .. some shops are closed but the big ones are open, it is a huge city with millions of people ( like NY / London etc) so you are going to be in a big fabulous city with a few less people. You might not even notice.
One thing it would be hard not to notice is the weather. It can be oppressively hot and humid and very uncomfortable in Bs As in February. Bs As is a good city in which to walk, but long walks which might be fun at other times will definitely be unpleasant, if not totally out of the question, no matter where you grew up.Yes, large shops will remain open, but many restaurants and small shops will be closed for vacation.
Thanks. We would be coming from New Orleans, so oppressively hot is not a concern! 😂
However, I don't like the idea of places being closed during that time. Thanks for all the info.
I've spent many Februarys in Buenos Aires and the average temperatures are low 80'sF during the day and low 70'sF in the evenings.
I love the evenings in Recoleta where I live and I could stroll and do a lot of window shopping, outdoor dinners and ice cream sundaes.
I wouldn't hesitate to plan a vacation in the city for that time of the year.
If heat is a problem then avoid the last days of December or most of January where the temps go above 100F and usually in the 90'sF..
All of my favorite restaurants and shop have been open. I wouldn't worry about that since BA is a city of 12 Million people so we have to eat and shop.Edited: 17 September 2017, 22:18
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