When the inland summer heat gets to you, take a day trip and head west to the mighty Pacific, only an hour and a half away. North of the crowded resort area of Viña del Mar is Concon. Once a tiny village, Concon lines the azure Pacific like the Costa Brava in Spain. Sink your feet into the soft sand on the main beach, catch some waves or soak up the sun. There's a lovely path for a long walk along the Coastal Route with waves crashing below. Stop at classic joints for crispy seafood empanadas in Concon or dine oceanside at favorite local spots like Aquí Jaime--perfect with a chilled Sauvignon Blanc.