Travel to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas and the island nation's largest city, for a lively taste of urban life. The city is full of bustling energy and makes for a high-voltage day-trip for cruise-ship passengers touring the area. A visit to Nassau is the antidote to a sleepy day spent on the beach -- there is simply so much to do, from shopping at the numerous duty-free shops on Bay Street, to exploring the city's historic Old Town, to throwing back drinks at one of the city's many bars.
Things Not to Miss in Nassau
• Exploring Old Town, Nassau's historic district
• Feeding the parakeets at the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conversation Center
• Visiting the National Art Galley of the Bahamas
• Taking a bus tour of the city, a good way for visitors to orient themselves while getting a slice of local history
When to Go to Nassau
Nassau enjoys a balmy, humid subtropical climate year round, so make your Nassau travel plans at your convenience. Keep in mind, however that during the winter months the days typically remain comfortable, but night temperatures can dip into 40s.