Depending on your budget and the amount of time you’re willing to travel. There are several options for you to choose from for an estancia day.
One possibility is to visit the famous colonial town of San Antonio de Areco founded in 1730 (about a 2 hr ride outside of the city) considered the birthplace of the “ Gaucho Tradition” and the “prettiest town in the Pampas”.
Upon arrival you may can walk the streets of this magnificent little town visiting a silversmith, Pulperia La Blanqueada (a gathering place for passersby, food, drinks and guitar was what was offered, along with maybe a place to sleep for the night), Museo Guiraldes and La Olla chocolate factory (if you are a chocolate lover this might be the highlight of your trip).
From there you can visit one of several estancias in the immediate area.
Most offer hectares of gardens, horseback riding and swimming in summer.
Additionally, at midday there will usually be offered a traditional Argentine asado (BBQ).
Enjoy the various cuts of meats and salads prepared in the Gaucho manner, very slowly so as to sear the outside keeping all those wonderful flavors contained within the meat.
Guitar music and a Gaucho Show will be the finishing touch.
Another option exists a little more than an hour outside the city of Buenos Aires, lies several little gems that will take you back in time, a time with less stress, less worries.
Eat, drink and dance until your heart is content and ride horses or a horse drawn carriage or both.