* Take a kayak and row along the high delta of the Parana River, enjoying the tranquil water and scenery of the islands opposite the city.
* Rent a bike and take a ride around the city to see the different neighborhoods and important buildings and monuments.
* Pay a visit to the Juan B Castagnino Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most important museums in the country.
* After admiring your share of classic art, switch gear and head over to the Museo del Arte Contemporaneo Rosario (Macro), the best collection of contemporary art in Argentina.
* Break out of the city mode and travel to one of the beaches located just a few minutes from the city center to enjoy the sandy shores of the Rio Parana.
When to go
Rosario has hot summers (Dec-Feb) and cool but not cold winters (Jun-Aug). If you?re looking to make the most of your time outdoors your best bet is probably to go in either late spring (Nov-Dec) or early fall (Mar-Apr) but as long as you?re prepared for the weather the activities of Rosario can be enjoyed year round.
How to get there
Buses easily travel the 300 km between Rosario and Buenos Aires. Check out Andesmar and Rio Parana for schedules and reservations, though other companies make the trip as well. From further distances overnight buses can make the trip cheaply, but if you?re pressed for time you might want to spring for a flight. The Rosario airport services flights to and from Buenos Aires, Cordoba, and Santa Fe within Argentina as well as Santiago (Chile), Porto Alegre (Brazil) and Punta del Este (Uruguay).
Travelers from most countries including the US, UK, Australia, EU citizens, New Zealand, Canada, and Israel do not require a visa to enter Argentina. A 90 day tourist visa will be issued at the airport with a passport. Tourist visas can be renewed for those wishing to stay in Argentina with a quick trip to Uruguay from Buenos Aires. No tourist visa is required of visitors from Israel for stays up to 90 days.
At restaurants it is normal to tip 10%. Taxi drivers do not receive tips but the fare may be rounded up to the nearest peso. Porters can receive a tip of a couple of pesos.