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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Santiago

Peak Season: December to February

Summer’s dry days are perfect for hiking and biking Cerro Santa Lucia, though prices are high.

Off Season: June to September

Santiago’s winter is chilly, rainy and – worse – very smoggy, with a dismal gray horizon covering the mountain vistas. However, flights are inexpensive and, as in every major city, there is plenty to do indoors, like heading to poet Pablo Neruda’s home of La Chascona.

Sweet Spot: October to November; March to April

The two shoulder seasons bring balmy, dry days, perfect for viewing the city from Cerro San Cristóbal or watching street entertainment in the Plaza de Armas. Skiers just might be able to catch some lingering snow in October. Spring’s Easter celebrations fill streets with processions.

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