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In the Buenos Aires Province, just 164 km away from Buenos Aires city, is San Pedro, a great place for a weekend getaway that sits on the banks of the Paraná River. The location is known amongst porteños as the closest place for nature and consequently the rural town has a strong touristic activity. Its attractions include the 19th century historic town center, water sports, fishing, horseback riding and several plant nursery and fruit routes where it is possible to visit blueberry and orange farms (such as La Campiña).
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Another typical San Pedro attraction is the ensaimada, a typical Spanish pastry that the town has adopted as its own and has perfected over time. Some panaderias show how they are made and welcome visitors to try making their own.
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Where to stay: Hotel San Pedro Palace, the oldest hotel in the town which dates back to 1898 and is spick and span due to recent renovations.