There is a good branch of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes there, several decent wineries (some with restaurants) less than an hour away, and quite a few dinosaur museums and sites that are open to the public. The Andes are a bit farther away than that, but still doable on a weekend, and Bariloche/Villa La Angostura/San Martín de los Andes are just a little farther away. I wouldn't put it at the top of my own list, but I have friends who have lived there for 30 years and are contented.What is Neuquen City like? Im thinking of moving down south and Neuquen seems the best bet on paper/screen at least for its not too big not too small size and relative proximity to the lakes region. I plan to visit there first but still opinions would be appreciated.
I'd expect that to change over time, the region around a part of the river has more expensive real estate than puerto madero apparently, lots of oil money around there.Neuquén has some OK restaurants, but it's hardly a gastronomic focus. The winery restaurants are pretty good, but they're about an hour out of town.
La Birra (Santa Fe 19) is pretty good for Italo-Argentine, though its beer selection is more limited than you might expect from the name.I'd expect that to change over time, the region around a part of the river has more expensive real estate than puerto madero apparently, lots of oil money around there.