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While the city cradles its past, many of the residents have their eyes focused firmly on the future, constantly striving to create boundary-pushing food and cutting-edge art. Lima is not just Peru’s, but South America’s gastronomic capital and excellent restaurants are not difficult to find. Nor, for that matter, are exquisite world class services such as five-star hotels, fabulous museums, superb shopping, colonial architecture, archaeological sites and culture.peru-lima-description-02Upscale Miraflores, which is sprinkled with restaurants, hotels and nightspots, is a great neighborhood to stay in during a family Peru trip. Bohemian Barranco, a hangout for artists, musicians and free spirits, also deserves some of your time, particularly after dark, when nightlife and live entertainment scenes flourish. Spend a little time in both to experience their unique spirit and energy.
Weather in Lima allows for a well-suited to outdoor life too. Warm weather combined with beaches and shore-line cliffs mean that activities such as surfing, hang-gliding and paragliding are also possible. Before embarking from Lima to Machu Picchu, enjoy this vibrant city for all that it is worth.