Head to the Beach
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.