(*)The best museum in Sao Paolo is the MASP - São Paulo Museum of Art, with works ranging from Renaissance to Contemporary and a restaurant in the ground floor. (*)Those looking for a different museum experience should visit the Crime Museum, which contains a variety of artifacts used to perform crimes and a number of conserved cadavers and body parts.
(*)To get a little country inside the city, spend the day in Ibirapuera Park, 1.5 million square meters of paths, woods, lakes, sport courts, areas for relaxation, and even the Modern Art Mudeum and Japanese Pavilion. The park also holds frequent free music presentations by national and international artists.
(*)Hit the rides at Playcenter, one of the city's main amusement parks, offering dozens of rides, as well as shows, places to eat, and shopping.
(*)For a true Brazilian pastime, don?t miss a soccer/football match at the stadium of one of the cities several home teams.
When to go
The weather in Sao Paolo is mild year round ? temperatures rarely get very hot and frost is rare. Rainfall is common in the summer (Dec-Feb) and relatively rare from Jun-Aug. Recently August, despite being in the ?winter? has been one of the warmer months of the year, a phenomenon referred to as ?little summer.? Basically, Sao Paolo is a pleasant vacation spot at any time of year. February and the time around Carnaval is the high season, so if you?re on a budget you might want to come at a different time when prices are lower and reservations easier to come by.
How to get there
(bus) As the biggest city in Brazil, you?ll probably fly right to Guarulhos International Airport from your home country. If you flew into Rio or another airport, however, and are looking to travell over land, you?re in luck. Sao Paolo has three main bus terminals, including Terminal Rodoviario do Tiete, the second largest bus terminal in the world. Relatively inexpensive, comfortable buses can be taken to Sao Paolo from anywhere in the country as well as major cities in surrounding countries, such as Buenos Aires, Santiago, or Montevideo in Uruguay.
US Citizens require a visa in order to enter Brazil. Citizens of Israel, Great Britain, and most EU countries do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. If you are in doubt about whether you require a visa to enter Brazil, check online with your embassy.
At restaurants a service charge of approximately 10% is generally added to the bill. It is always identified that this charge is not obligatory, and any more than this is certainly not expected. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped, but fares may be rounded up to the nearest Real so no one has to deal with change.