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Andes-edged Mendoza is the desert region that could: its oenophile-luring wineries and verdant city are a testament to its tremendous irrigation system. A mere two-hour flight from Buenos Aires or Santiago, Mendoza attracts those leisurely sipping and munching their way through South America’s finest offerings, so you’re rarely far from your next glass of straight-from-the-source wine, or a sizzling asado (Argentinean barbecue). Mendoza’s city’s plazas and parks are grand and green and its streets improbably tree-lined. Parque General San Martin has a zoo, gardens, fountains and even a monument-topped peak to climb. Beyond the city, rustic fincas sit by horizon-skimming vineyards, and the photogenic heft of the Andes rises to the west, where hikers and mountaineers pursue trails that range from pretty to punishing.