If you're traveling with children in tow, don't let São Paulo's immense size put you off. There is plenty to do for kids of all ages, whether it's renting a bike for a family cycle ride at Parque do Ibirapuera, or people-watching at the myriad characters walking by at Praça da Sé by the vast cathedral.
Even if your little ones are fussy eaters, they're bound to find something tasty at the ornate Mercado Municipal, where gourmet fresh food of all descriptions is on sale. And those with a sweet tooth won't be able to resist the tasty treats on offer at Mosteiro do São Bento, made exclusively by monks.
For kids who are sports nuts, well there's plenty to keep them occupied—the country is famed for its soccer culture and watching a match could well be the ultimate in sporting culture. Or, if you prefer the drama of Formula 1 racing, then get up close to the track at Interlagos.