What's the best area to stay in Buenos Aires for a family with school-aged kids?
We will be in town for 4 nights but we'll only have 2.5 days to explore. This is our first visit and we'd like to see San Telmo, Casa Rosada/Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta Cemetery, Obelisco and all the classic first-time visitors' things. We will be back as we are planning another trip in a year or so, so we don't need to see everything.
So, ideally, we are looking for an area of town where we can go out for dinner - safe and with restaurants we can walk to. And from where it's easy to access the above sights.
We are considering both hotels and apartments, but we have read about people being charged IVA unless they pay with a foreign credit card. Has anyone had experience with renting an apartment and paying with credit card?