Nassau

Flights And Sights

Flying To Nassau With American Airlines

Enjoy the best of the Bahamas when you take an American Airlines flight to Nassau. Stroll the colorful and historic sights of downtown, laze on a white-sand beach and savor fresh conch when you fly to Nassau with American Airlines.

See the sights of Atlantis.

The sprawling resort complex on Paradise Island, connected by a short bridge to Nassau, is the largest gaming and entertainment complex in the Caribbean. It's big, with a fantastic indoor aquarium (the Dig), 17 outdoor pools, countless water slides, an underwater snorkeling trail, and a lazy river. Did we mention the nearly 4,000 resort rooms and full-service casino?

Kick back with the family on a sun-splashed Bahamas beach.

With luminescent blue-green seas and sugary-sand beaches, Nassau is nirvana to beach bums. Join the fun at popular Cable Beach or enjoy the sweet Bahamian breeze on the romantic, secluded strands at Delaporte Beach or Orange Hill Beach. For the ultimate pampering, reserve a relaxing spa massage on the beach.

Shop till you drop.

Shop the little boutiques around Bay Street, where imported and local straw goods are sold in the outdoor Straw Market. If it's local crafts you're after, look for stores selling beautiful Androsia batik fabric from the island of Andros, driftwood paintings, Junkanoo art and steel pans. Duty-free goods sold in Nassau include perfumes, jewelry, crystal, leather goods, watches, and fine linens.

Play in the big blue Atlantic.

Fishing grounds rich with fighting gamefish lay just a quarter-mile from the powdery beaches of Nassau. Rent a sailboat and explore the tiny cays that dot the aquamarine seas. Beneath the warm, clear waters reside delicate reefs, steep drop-offs, and shipwrecks—catnip to marine life in kaleidoscopic colors. Take a dive or snorkel and see the show down below.

See the historic sights of downtown Nassau.

Meander the vibrant streets of old Nassau for glimpses of the city's colonial past. The Parliament Square, built in 1815, is hard to miss: It's flamingo-pink. Browse the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, set in a restored 18th-century building. Climb the 66 steps of the Queen's Staircase to Fort Fincastle, built in 1793.

Book your flight to Nassau with American Airlines today to see some of Nassau's best attractions.

More Things To Do In Nassau

Follow American Airlines as we go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in Nassau. Stroll the city's historic streets, frolic with bottlenose dolphins and sample fresh seafood. American is with you every step of the way.

Sample authentic Bahamian fare.

Dine on fresh conch and fried seafood at the casual Fish Fry village of vendors and brightly colored clapboard eateries on the manmade island known as Arawak Cay, across from Ardastra Gardens and Fort Charlotte. It's a local hot spot—especially on Sunday nights—where vendors serve up conch salad, conch fritters, and fresh fish fried to a golden crisp.

Shake hands with a dolphin at the Blue Lagoon Island.

Take the family to play with bottlenose dolphins and meet sea lions at Blue Lagoon Island, or just spend a perfect beach day one of the private island's seven romantic and secluded beaches.

Dance to the drums at the raucous party Junkanoo.

Like the other islands of the Bahamas, Nassau celebrates Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year's Day with a lively street festival known as Junkanoo. Costumed revelers and musicians move down Bay Street to the beat of drums, cowbells, and whistles. Join in the parade or watch the festivities from an upstairs perch on Bay Street.

Visit the pink flamingoes at Ardastra Gardens.

It's quite a sight: Flocks of pink flamingoes parading in drill formation amid the tropical greenery of the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Center. Be on the lookout for peacocks, iguanas, parrots, kinkajous (honey bears), and capuchin monkeys in the lush garden landscape.

Play golf in tropical paradise.

Nassau has some of the nation's top golf courses, including the Ocean Club at Paradise Island, a luxury 18-hole, par-72 Tom Weiskopf championship course that hugs the coastline. Try Cable Beach Golf Club, the oldest of its kind in the Bahamas, dating to the 1930s. The 18-hole, par-71 championship course is planted with salt-resistant grasses and studded with water-lined holes.

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