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Sometimes it's too hot, sometimes it's too cold, sometimes you just don't feel like going outside. It's for days like these that you need a good stock of indoor activities. When it comes to Santiago, the best indoor activities fall into the following categories: food, shopping and culture.
For food, the obvious indoor activity is restaurant or cafe hopping. This is a fun way to pass an afternoon with a friend and there's no shortage of options, especially in Providencia, Lastarria and Las Condes.
As for shopping, if you really want to keep it indoors, then the Costanera Center is your place. This massive new mall has everything from food to clothes, technology and hardware. In fact, there's even a cinema so you can watch a movie after hitting the shops.
Lastly, culture is a great one when it comes to indoor fun, and Santiago has plenty of options from Pablo Neruda's house, La Chascona, to an array of museums and galleries - the best of which I have handily outlined here.