Club Tapiz (Ruta 60 Maipu, Mendoza; +54-261-496-3433) Sited in a century-old former bodega (winery), Club Tapiz offers an authentic, wine-tinted experience, including handsome, wood-floor guestrooms, a rambling, wrap-around patio, and award-winning restaurant. From the grassy central courtyard, guests look out to 25 acres of vines which surround the property.
Park Hyatt Mendoza (Chile 1124, Mendoza; +54-261-441-1234 ) In the heart of Mendoza city, mucho Americanos and a more bling-y atmosphere, including a spa and casino.
Eat & Drink
Terruna (see above) The restaurant at historic boutique hotel Club Tapiz serves local specialties expertly paired with Mendoza’s finest wines.
Sol & Vino (Sarmiento 664, Mendoza, +54-261-425-6005) An abundance of the region’s best wines, olive oils, sweets and other temptations make this a very seductive shopping stop.
See & Do
Ampora Wine Tours (Sarmiento 647, Mendoza, +54-261-429-2931) Private and group tours and tastings including the area’s best bodegas in Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu and Uco Valley.
Mendoza Viajes (Sarmiento 129, Mendoza, +54-261-461-0210) Tours throughout the region, including vineyards and bodegas, as well as trips to areas such as scenic Valle de Uspallata near the Chilean border for hiking, horse tours and river rafting.
A stroll through the 10 miles of pathways of sprawling Parque San Martin, a 100-year old park that is a social pulse point of the city. Filled with monuments, fountains and kiosks of vendors, the grand expanse holds everything from a soccer stadium to a lake where regattas are held.