When you visit Valparaíso on your cruise holiday, immerse yourself in the city's magic. If you've just spent time amid the concrete jungle of Santiago, devote your time in Valparaíso to discovering the city's coastal appeal. Dine waterside on seafood caught fresh from the Pacific, or lay out a towel on the sand and get some colour to take with you on your cruise. Speaking of colour, there's plenty of that in Valparaíso, whose kaleidoscopic streets are famous throughout Chile. Among the best things to do in Valparaíso are urban attractions such as Barrio la Concepción and the Pablo Neruda Museum, which are interesting for travellers who've just explored rural Patagonia. They're worth a visit too if you're inbound from Santiago International Airport and on your way to begin your cruise out of Valparaíso. As the time of your departure draws nearer, make your way toward the port, where rows of kiosks are your last, best opportunity to stock up on sundries and souvenirs before you embark. Turn around before you get on the ship, then take a deep breath – and a good look. Valparaíso might be your favourite dry-land memory to recall once you're out on the open sea.