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Rio de Janeiro

Sugar Loaf Mountain

Avenida Pasteur, 520
22290-240 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 2546-8400

Ride the cable car to the top of the Pão de Açúcar where you’ll see a breathtaking view of Copacabana, Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. There’s also a cool forest with towering stalks of bamboo — and monkeys if you’re lucky.

Photo from Tory Burch


Maracanã Stadium

Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo
20271-150 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 2334-1608

Soccer is like a religion to Brazilians, made even more so by the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Two of the major clubs, Flamengo and Fluminense, play at Maracanã — ask your hotel for help getting tickets.

Photo courtesy of Maracanã Stadium


Leblon Beach

Posto 11—Rua Carlos Góis &Avenida Delfim Moreira
22441 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 2271-7004

The beaches in Rio are no secret — they’re packed from sunrise to sunset — but Leblon strikes a good balance of activity and space. There are always volleyball and Frisbee games around, but it’s not as crowded as nearby Copacabana or Ipanema.

Photo from Tory Burch