Rosario a nice surprice
My family and I moved here temporarily this past summer (southern hemisphere summer) and let me tell you how great it has been living here. The city is very pretty; it sits on the Parana river and one can find lots of coffee shops, clothing stores, restaurants, many museums, and if one has kids this place is super kid friendly. Not only do many restaurants provide a room for kids with a sitter so that parents can enjoy their meals in peace, but there are also entire museums and parks devoted to kids such as El Jardin de los Ninios, La Granja de la infancia, La Isla de los inventos, & Museo de los Niños.
"Summer in Rosario"
During the summer this place gets even better. In addition to the many restaurants, cafes, and bars along the river one can hop on a boat enjoy the different islands off the coast and its beaches. One can camp on the islands or stay in a cabin. There are also many water activities to enjoy such as kayaking and sailing.
In town there are also different beaches and public pools to keep one cool during the hot summer months (Balneareo de la Florida for example). There is a huge pool right across a park called Alem that is really nice and right near the river too.
"Museums and beyond"
Rosario also has really great public transportation to take you everywhere in the city (only 1.40 pesos).
In the center of the city there are about 8 blocks for pedestrians only where one can find many shops, bookstores, restaurants, cafes, street performers, etc. etc. It's really nice walking around the pedestrian zone taking a peak at different things, watch the locals go about their business.
Rosario has many many museums, below find a list of some of them:
El Museo de la Bolsa
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Rosario-
Museo de la Ciudad
Museo de Arte Decorativo
Museo del Paraná y las Islas
Museo de Ciencias Naturales "Angel Gallardo"
Museo de la Memoria
Museo Histórico Provincial "Julio Marc"
Museo "Diario La Capital"
Museo de Arte Sacro "Eduardo Barnes"
Museo Experimental de Ciencias
In addition to the many museums that this city has, there is also really really good theater, music, and live performances of different types.
If you are coming into town for a few days, the best way to learn what is going on is to buy the newspaper La Capital they always devote an entire section on all the activities that are going on in the city. It is particularly good on Fridays and Saturdays.