Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay has been described as charming and quaint by almost every tour book I've read and once you step into the village it's easy to see why. The beautiful tree lined streets frame a peaceful environment filled with colonial architecture.
Very much like Cuba, Colonia is one of those places that had a booming economy at one time and when it slipped away, residents held on to their luxury cars passing them down from one generation to the next.
You will see some classic cars along the streets in every direction and if the car is beyond restoration, it just get put to another purpose altogether.
Colonia del Sacramento is a one and a half hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires across the Rio de la Plata making it a perfect get-away from that busy city.
The cobblestone streets are lined with museums and galleries and the occasional souvenir shop.
And, there are plenty of colorful places to eat and drink while you enjoy the history that surrounds you. It is the perfect day trip when visiting Buenos Aires.