El Calafate was a tiny town not that long ago, but being a gateway to an increasingly popular Perito Moreno Glacier transformed it into a fun town with lots of things to do.
El Calafate does have a charming downtown with nice shopping and restaurants. More than enough to chill after the day on the road. Just stroll along the main street and stop wherever you feel like.
But if you look for more to explore, there is Glaciarium – a modern glacier interpretation center, built to entertain and educate about ice, glaciers, and the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.