What to do in Ushuaia: the Southernmost City in the World

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Every traveler dreams of extremes: the tallest mountains; the biggest cities; the longest rivers. If you want to visit the southernmost city in the world, it is surprisingly easy to get to and has plenty of things to do as well.

What Ushuaia, Argentina is most famous for is being the jumping-off point of tours to Antarctica. There are plenty of Antarctica trips here, from 5-star cruises to cheaper options, but if this expensive trip isn’t in your budget then soak in the excitement of the explorers coming and going from the docks and shops.

The experience isn’t complete without seeing the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse in the Beagle Channel. The lighthouse is an icon of the southernmost tip and comes with incredible views and wildlife, especially birds.

Lastly, the weather in Ushuaia creates unique nature in and around the city. It never gets above 62° Fahrenheit, and with lots of rain, you can find lush National Parks and unique views of the bay. Martial Glacier and Tierra Del Feugo National Park are two of the most common nature outings, but mountain biking, hiking, and skiing in the winter are all available as well.