Many times, those who are taking on a bit of self healing can benefit from traveling. Rather than staying domestic and seeing the same old sights this summer, vacationers should consider a trip to Chile where they can discover a gorgeous landscape that stretches over the city of Valparaiso.
Established in the mid-16th century, Valparaiso is the oldest city in Chile. Those who are familiar with California's San Franciscan coast may warm up to the view quickly, as the shoreline resembles the bay area with its blue water that complements the verdant mountainous scenery. One of the best ways to explore this panorama is to take a ride in a funicular, or cable car, that ascends to any of the 45 hills that are situated on the land.
Some attractions that tourists may want to visit include the Maritime Museum, which gives outsiders a look into the local port operations, and also La Sebastiana, an arts and culture center that was once the residence of poet Pablo Neruda.
Near Valparaiso is the small town of Viña del Mar. In this area, visitors are sure to enjoy the pristine beaches, gourmet dining opportunities and the Fonck Museum, which features a number of treasures that are significant to Chilean culture.