Escape the city’s honking horns and revving motorcycles by traveling on the Tren de la Costa to Villa Ocampo, once the home of writer Victoria Ocampo and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the short trip, the train’s large windows frame river views as you pass through the city’s shady northern suburbs and disembark at Punta Chica Station. Tours of the mansion lead to rooms where Ocampo entertained literary lights such as Graham Greene, Albert Camus, and Federico García Lorca. Allow time for exploring the estate’s marvelous gardens and to have a bite at the on-site restaurant. Trains leave every 30 minutes from Maipú Station, connecting to the Mitre line that leaves from Retiro.