The Latin American city of Santiago, Chile tops New York Times list of ’41 Places to Go in 2011’ and describes a city as ‘undaunted by an earthquake, a city embraces modern culture.’
The beautiful city was praised for its recovery from the February 2010 earthquake and the government’s investment in the arts from new museums to upgrading classics like the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
The article sites the upcoming Lollapalooza music festival coming in April as another sign the city has made it on the international scene. This is the first time the 20-year-old music festival leaves the U.S.
There was three other Latin American destinations selected for this elite list: (#8) Loreto Mexico, (#10) Cali, Colombia and (#31) Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay.