First, head to the observation deck atop the Altino Arantes Building, a 161-m skyscraper, and view the city from above to get the lay of the land. Afterwards, wander through the Mercadao Municipal, a lively covered market with gorgeous stained glass windows. You’re in for an extra treat on Sundays, when the area features live music. So practice your samba and shake those hips!
Take a break from the towering skyscrapers with a visit to Ibirapuera Park. If you're feeling coordinated, take part in some soccer or capoeira—a Brazilian martial art that fuses elements of dance and acrobatics—or simply enjoy one of the park's many museums, such as the Museums of Modern and Contemporary Art. Make sure you save enough energy for a trip to the Sao Paulo Museum of Art, home of Latin America's largest collection of Western art. There’s lots to see and do in this city, so don’t wait around for cabs or public transit. Take control of your destiny (and your holiday) and book one of Wotif’s car hire options in Sao Paulo to get around at your own pace.
Sao Paulo holiday packages are the perfect opportunity for some retail therapy. While you can find high-fashion retailers selling leather goods, clothing, jewellery, antiques and more in upscale neighbourhoods like Jardins, you'll also find hundreds of weekly, open-air markets scattered throughout the city. In Sao Paulo, Sundays especially are reserved for sleeping or shopping, and you’ll see plenty of locals out and about at the markets.
Restaurants are the linchpin of social activity in Sao Paulo. They serve a wide variety of national cuisines and fusion dishes, but be sure to try Brazil's national dish, feijoada, a pork, beef and bean stew. Sao Paulo is also known for its churrascarias, or delicious grilled meat restaurants. Grab some friends and get a hearty dinner before you head out for the night, as it's going to be a long one.
All-nighters are a way of life in Sao Paulo—you don’t have to spend your dough on Rio de Janeiro package deals to experience great nightlife. People get in line for the clubs around 11 p.m. or midnight and stay until 5 or 6 in the morning. Tons of venues feature Brazilian music like samba and MPB (Brazilian pop), but you can also hear plenty of live rock, blues and jazz, too.
If you can't wait to experience this energetic city, it’s time to start searching Wotif’s Sao Paulo packages. Mix and match flights and hotels to create your dream excursion, and save cash too. Then throw on some bossa nova and mix up a caipirinha—you’ll soon be dancing the night away.
Put away your laptop and start packing your suitcase. There's a world full of incredible moments out there, and it's time to get out and discover it.
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5 Oct. - 6 Oct.
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29 Sep. - 30 Sep.
Located in Bela Vista, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Paulista Avenue, Municipal Theatre of São Paulo and Liberty Square. Rua 25 de Marco and Sala ...
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Located in Itaim Bibi, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Brazilian House Museum, Shopping Eldorado and Luiz Carlos Berrini Engineer's Avenue. Ibirapuera ...
25 Sep. - 26 Sep.
This family-friendly Sao Paulo hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Paulista Avenue and Hospital Sirio Libanes. Rua Augusta ...
4 Oct. - 5 Oct.
Located in Jardins, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Siqueira Campos Park and São Paulo Museum of Art. Sao Paulo Cultural Center and Football Museum ...
27 Sep. - 28 Sep.
Set in Mairipora, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Shopping Center Norte, Anhembi Convention Center and Anhembi Sambadrome.
20 Sep. - 21 Sep.
Located in Chácara Santo Antônio, this romantic hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from U.S. Consulate General and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Transamerica Expo Center. Morumbi ...
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