Nassau is one of the biggest hot spots for locals and travelers alike. As the metropolitan hub of the Bahamas, the city of Nassau is packed with modern culture, cool places to meet locals, and even fascinating pirate history. Visitors can enjoy Atlantis, the island's huge Vegas-style resort and casino, as well as world-class shopping and spas, great nightlife, numerous championship-level golf courses, and delectable, authentic cuisines from around the globe.
Although charter flights to the Bahamas are enjoyable any time of year, many travelers make the trip during the world-famous street parade, Junkanoo. Held during summer and on two separate winter days -- Boxing Day (Dec. 26) and New Year's Day (Jan. 1) -- Junkanoo is a cultural extravaganza with costumed dancers, native music, mesmerizing routines, and partying crowds that extend for miles. Attendees can participate in the main event at Nassau.
Nassau's major airports, Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) in Nassau. Private charter flights can also be arranged to various airports on the smaller Out Islands. Boats are available for traveling throughout the archipelago.
Ground Transportation: Hope in one of Nassau's taxis if traveling within the island. Taxis in Nassau are easily identified by their black Gothic "Taxi" lettering and yellow license plates. Or rent the fun and popular scooter
Cuisine: Bahamian food is centered around seafood which is no wonder why conch is considered to be the national food. Try some conch chowder, conch salad, conch fritters or cracked conch which is prepared like a breaded veal cutlet.
Currency: Bahamian dollar
Calling Code Bahamas: 242
Best Travel Dates: Nassau offers a subtropical climate all year round but if you want to avoid cool nights (temperature in the 40s), skip the winter months.