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7 Top Things To Do In Lima, Peru
- Jonathan Chum
If you're looking for a new place to visit, Lima, Peru is the city for you. It's filled with history, culture, and plenty of things to do. From museums to restaurants, here are some of the best things to do in Lima:
Take a buggy ride along the beaches.
If you're looking for a fun way to explore Lima's beaches, a buggy ride is the way to go. You can take one at any of the major beaches in Lima: Barranco, Miraflores and Lima. The cost for two hours is about US40 per person, depending on how far out you want to go.
Visit the gardens of Larco Mar.
Larco Mar is a beautiful place to visit. It is located in Miraflores and it's one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lima. There are many things to do there, including swimming, shopping and eating great food at the restaurants that surround the gardens. It's also a great place for taking photos because it has a lot of beautiful scenery (including flowers and palm trees) as well as historical sites like the ruins from two pre-Inca civilizations: Chancay culture (from 1400 to 1450) and Lima culture (from 900 AD).
See Lima from above at the Parque de la Reserva.
This is a great place to go for a jog. It's also a good place to watch the sunset and sunrise as well. There are lots of beautiful spots where you can take photos, so this is also a popular spot for tourists who want to capture some pictures of Lima from above.
If you want to get a good workout in Lima, this is the place for you. It offers some of the best views of Lima, so it's a great place to go if you want to take pictures of the city from above. If you're looking for a challenging climb that will leave your heart pumping and legs burning, then look no further than Cerro San Cristobal.
Eat ceviche at La Picanteria Restaurant.
La Picanteria is a small restaurant in Miraflores, the most touristy district of Lima.
The ceviche is fresh and delicious.
The restaurant has an open kitchen, so you can watch them prepare your food. It's even better than dining at a high-end steakhouse where you don't get to see anything! Plus there's almost no chance another tourist will come in and take your table here because it doesn't look like much from the outside (and neither does its name). So if you're looking for someplace quiet where locals hang out, this place is perfect.
If you want to show off how well-traveled you are to out-of-town guests or other visitors who haven't been to Peru before, this would be a great place too!
Walk around the beautiful Pueblo Libre neighborhood.
The Pueblo Libre neighborhood is a great place to walk around, especially if you wish to see some of Lima's most beautiful and historic architecture. The neighborhood has many museums and cultural centers, as well as outdoor sculptures and parks. There are also plenty of restaurants and shops along the main streets. While walking around this area, you can admire the ocean views from Miraflores Hill in one direction and see the city skyline from Larco Avenue in another direction. This pedestrian-only street is home to many historical buildings such as El Buho (The Owl) Theatre, which was built in 1925; El Camino Real Hotel; San Agustín Church; and Casa de Moneda (Coins House).
Drink beers at El Bolivariano.
El Bolivariano is a bar/restaurant that serves Peruvian food and beer. The restaurant is located in Miraflores, a neighborhood known for its nightlife. El Bolivariano doesn't have a sign so it's easy to miss if you're not looking for it.
The food at El Bolivariano is good and the beer is cold, which makes this place one of my favorites! The atmosphere is fun because they play loud music while you eat and drink with your friends or family. I would recommend this place as an option if you want something different than what you'd find at other bars or restaurants around Lima---it has an interesting vibe that makes it stand out among other options in Miraflores (and Peru).
Service at El Bolivariano can be slow depending on how busy they are; however, they do offer decent value considering the amount of time spent waiting around while eating there
Go to Museo de la Nacion.
'Museo de la Nacion' is the largest museum in Peru. It has a collection of over 60,000 artifacts and its most famous piece is 'Huaca del Sol' which is an ancient temple located in Lima. The museum receives over one million visitors every year and was founded in 1823 by Jose Antonio de Isla y Garcia. It's easy to spend an entire day here learning about the history of Peru and its culture.
Lima has a lot of things to offer visitors, and these are just a few. There are many more that you can discover for yourself. I hope this guide helped you get started on your trip!