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The Paris of South America

It's easy to romanticize the crumbling majesty that is Buenos Aires. Across so much of the city, stately, ornate buildings decay with age. Still, modernity has given the city a gritty, hip edge: Contemporary arts abound, the music scene is lively, and dining, bars and clubs are cutting-edge.

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San Francisco, city, Golden Gate Bridge, California
10. San Francisco

10. San Francisco

The City by the Bay is a paradise for outdoorsy types looking for love. 960 1280

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9. Sydney

9. Sydney

Start a search for a mate with a stroll along Sydney's Darling Harbour. 960 1280

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8. Buenos Aires

8. Buenos Aires

This fancy footbridge in Buenos Aries is the Puente de la Mujer, also known as the Woman's Bridge. 960 1280

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7. Miami

7. Miami

Singles in Miami can mingle with the beautiful people on the beach by day and at the clubs by night. 960 1280

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6. Cape Town, South Africa

6. Cape Town, South Africa

The scene is set for romance in Cape Town, with the picturesque waterfront and Table Mountain rising above the city. 960 1280

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5. London

5. London

Ladies swoon for men with accents; if you don't have one, just act the part of the suave suitor in stylish London. 960 1280

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4. Madrid

4. Madrid

You'll have many opportunities to meet your match in Madrid; things never slow down in this energetic city. 960 1280

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3. Tokyo

3. Tokyo

Tapping into Tokyo's singles scene may seem overwhelming until you find your niche at a sushi bar or karaoke spot. 960 1280

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2. Melbourne, Australia

2. Melbourne, Australia

Singles can search for love in artsy Melbourne, which has great museums, cool neighborhoods and a funky nightlife.
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1. New York

1. New York

New York is the land of opportunity for singles, with endless options for romance or just a fun night out on the town. 960 1280

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A vineyard outside of Cape Town. South Africa's wine country is a bargain compared to Napa or Bordeaux. 960 1280

  

Table Mountain sits in the background behind the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. 960 1280

  

You'll get far more mileage out of your greenbacks in Cape Town than Copenhagen. 960 1280

  

No place in North America conjures the Old World quite like Quebec City. 960 1280

  

Why not stay on dollar-friendly US soil by flying a budget airline to Puerto Rico, one of the Caribbean's best values? 960 1280

  

A couple strolls along one of Puerto Rico's inviting beaches. 960 1280

  

A traveler greets a penguin in Patagonia, Argentina. 960 1280

  

Buenos Aires has been the word on budget-traveling tongues for a few years. 960 1280

  

In Buenos Aires, bohemian Latin lifestyles meet Euro chic. 960 1280

  

Uruguay is another possibility if you're looking to experience the feel of a European country in Latin America. 960 1280

  

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Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo

Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo

Take a stroll on Plaza de Mayo in front of Casa Rosada, which houses the executive branch of Argentina's government. 960 1280

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Puente de la Mujer (Woman's Bridge)

Puente de la Mujer (Woman's Bridge)

The Puente de la Mujer, Woman's Bridge, is an example of architectural trends found on the Puerto Madero Waterfront. 960 1280

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Floralis Generica

Floralis Generica

In Buenos Aires' United Nations Park, the 18-ton Floralis Generica opens up during the day and closes at night. 960 1280

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Galileo Galilei Planetarium

Galileo Galilei Planetarium

Visit the Galileo Galilei Planetarium located in Buenos Aires' Parque Tres de Febrero. 960 1280

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Traditonal Breakfast

Traditonal Breakfast

Enjoy an Argentine tradition, and order croissants with mate, a popular drink, served in a calabash cup. 960 1280

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Palacio del Congreso

Palacio del Congreso

The Palacio del Congreso, designed by Italian engineer Victor Meano, is the seat of Argentina's Congress. 960 1280

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Aerial Tour

Aerial Tour

Take an aerial tour to see the tourist attractions in Buenos Aires. 960 1280

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La Boca Neighborhood

La Boca Neighborhood

Explore the colorful houses that line the streets in La Boca, the famous artistic community in Buenos Aires. 960 1280

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