A 90 minute drive from Santiago is the seaside city of Valparaiso. This port city is built up into the hillsides and has many steep, curved roads like those in San Francisco, USA. In 2003, the historic quarters were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lose yourself in Valparaiso’s hills and discover the stories hiding in its staircases, funiculars (elevators that run on rail tracks) and quaint houses. Take the El Peral funicular, where at the top you’ll be welcomed by the beautiful Paseo Yugoslavo and Baburizza Palace, home to the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts. Enjoy the landscape while looking out over the bay of this main port or try the delicious dishes prepared with fresh seafood in the local restaurants. Staying here is a good alternative to Santiago, especially if you have already stayed in Santiago during your trip.