Nassau is a beautiful vacation destination that is the capital of the Bahamas. Your cheap flight to Nassau will arrive at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, formerly known as the Nassau International Airport. The airport is relatively small but does offer a bank and a cafe along with a few small shops. No public transportation is available to and from the airport, but private taxi services have posted rates and provide service after you arrive on your Nassau flight.
There is not a large public transportation system in Nassau. However, you will still have many options for getting around. There are traditional taxi services as well as water taxis for a more unique experience. Minibuses, locally called jitneys, serve as the bus system and are an inexpensive and effective way of exploring Nassau. Scooter rental is quite popular, and exploring by foot is also a pleasant option, especially downtown. Car rentals are widely available, but traffic can be heavy, and most roads are left-hand drive, which might be confusing for American tourists.
You will be delighted at all of the options for things to see and do in Nassau. Nature lovers should check out the Ardastra Gardens, or the Zoo and Conservation Center, or Paradise Island where you can swim with dolphins. Kids and adults alike will love the Pirate Museum with the recreations of a pirate town, a ship, and battles. Fort Fincastle is a small fort overlooking the city that has several cannons. Be sure to stop by the pink Parliament House. Taking a bus tour is a really great way to take in the city and find out about various points of interest and even some tidbits about local government.
If you saved money on your airfare to Nassau, you should take advantage of the many shopping opportunities. Tourists should be sure to check out the Straw Market for souvenirs, and keep in mind that this is one place where haggling is accepted and encouraged. Bay Street is a commercial district boasting many interesting shops and restaurants. When you are ready to eat, there are a wide range of choices. Fresh seafood is widely available. For a family-friendly meal try Andros or Goldie's Conch House. For a more intimate, yet slightly pricey dinner, Cafe Matisse is highly recommended. Nassau has a colorful nightlife ranging from the Hard Rock Cafe to more local places like Senor Frog's. Book a flight to Nassau today.
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