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This Lima location contains some 7,700,000 people.
The kids can spend a whole afternoon zipping around and looking over the exotic animals at the Leyendas Park and the Huachipa Zoo.
When the sun is shining, pack a picnic and find a shady corner at one of the area's leafy green spaces, such as Exposition Park or Kennedy Park. La Reserva Park and University Park are two more nice places to while away a lazy afternoon and finally read that neglected book of yours.
Are you longing for some salty ocean air? There's enough coast here to keep you busy for a day or two. Pack some delicious snacks and make your way over to Waikiki Beach or Hermosa Beach. Santa Maria Beach and Pucusana Beach are also good options.
Take a deep breath and admire Mother Nature's gifts at Miraflores Central Park and Olivar Park. You may also like to recharge your batteries at San Cristobal Hill.
Grab a buddy or two and explore some of the popular cultural spaces nearby. The Gold Museum and the Amano Museum offer a range of displays and collections that are bound to spark your curiosity. Another two to look at are the Electricity Museum and the Museum of Congress and Inquisition.
Some think of natural museums as the domain of children, but the intriguing collections of the Museum of the Nation and the National Museum of the Archaeology Anthropology and History of Peru show that there's a good deal to keep the adults entertained too. The Museum of Natural History and the Museo Arqueologico Paracas are also not to be missed.
Want to check out some art? You'll find galleries of all sorts here. Immerse yourself in the hip atmosphere at the Larco Herrera Museum and the Museum of Italian Art. The Lima Art Museum and the Pedro de Osma Museum are also worth a look if you can fit them in before dinner.
The Metropolitan Museum of Lima and the National Museum of Peruvian Culture will provide you with a better understanding of the past through their collection of fascinating exhibit and displays.
Pachacamac Ruins and Huaca Pucllana Ruins are certainly worth paying a visit to, even if history isn't your forte. You might also like to take a few photos at Government Palace and the Major National University of San Marcos.
Bridge of Sighs will be of particular interest to travelers who are fans of civil engineering.
For those interested in Lima's military history, check out the defense structures located at Real Felipe Fortress.
Featuring ornate architecture and manicured gardens, the grand palaces here put most other dwellings to shame. You'll feel like you've stumbled into a storybook upon entering Torre Tagle Palace and Archbishop's Palace.
The spiritual side of the region is evidenced at Cathedral of Lima and San Pedro Church. Church and Convent of San Francisco and Santa Rosa del Mar Church are two more intriguing religious sites.
Before you pack up your suitcase and head off home, make sure you see a few of Lima's lesser-known attractions. The Ricardo Palma Cultural Center and the San Marcos Cultural Center are some worthwhile options. If you can squeeze it in, also visit Villena Bridge or the Sala Luis Miro Quesada Garland Museum.
Accommodation in Lima
It being the national capital of Peru, Lima has an impressive array of hotels, resorts and other accommodations with some 262 Lima hotels that visitors can book via Expedia's easy-to-use lodgings page.
Those keen on accommodations at the luxury end of the scale will be delighted, Lima offers a range of great hotels, including the Belmond Miraflores Park, at Ave Malecon De La Reserva 1035, and the Hotel B, at Calle San Martin 301. For even more great premium options, make sure you check out the latest deals for the JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Malecon De La Reserva 615, and the Country Club Lima Hotel, Los Eucaliptos 590 San Isidro.
Located in Callao, this family-friendly hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Minka Shopping Centre, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Leyendas Park and Plaza Norte Peru. MegaPlaza Shopping Center and Plaza San Miguel Mall are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pedro de Osma Museum, MATE Mario Testino Association, and Plaza Lima Sur. Electricity Museum and The Holy Cross Parish are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated near the beach, this hostel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from El Silencio Beach and within 12 mi (20 km) of Pachacamac Ruins and First Pisco Museum. Santa Maria Beach and Pucusana Beach are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from El Silencio Beach and within 12 mi (20 km) of Pachacamac Ruins and First Pisco Museum. Santa Maria Beach and Pucusana Beach are also within 16 mi (25 km).
Located in San Borja, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of the Nation, Grand National Theater of Peru, and National Library of Peru. Aventura Plaza Mall and Jose Luis Bustamante y Rivero Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Miraflores, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of ChocoMuseo, Amor Park, and La Pampilla Beach. Villena Bridge and Amano Museum are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Miraflores, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Huaca Pucllana Ruins and Indian Market. La Tarumba Theater and Miraflores Central Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Cercado de Lima, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe National School, Andres del Castillo Mineral Museum, and Museum of Italian Art. Lima Art Museum and Plaza San Martin are also within 15 minutes.