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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center: Zoo

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center: Zoo
Shereen Rayle
Ardastra Zoo lets you get up close to native animals (though you may want to watch children around the bigger, more dangerous animal cages). One of the best parts of the zoo is seeing the flamingos march. While you could take a cab to the zoo, it's easiest to take the bus and then walk up the road to it. It's located a short way from the main street in a neighborhood.

Versailles Gardens

Versailles Gardens
Shereen Rayle
The owner of the gardens had the cloisters shipped over piece-by-piece directly from France. This is located a short distance from Atlantis Resort, which you can walk to (wear comfortable shoes). The gardens are gorgeous and there you can even walk down to the water. It has wonderful views.

The Jitney - Bahamian Bus Slideshow 2

The Jitney - Bahamian Bus Slideshow 2
Shereen Rayle
Jitneys are the easiest way to get around on the main strip in Nassau. It's cheap and you can get off and on anywhere along its route. Make sure you don't mind if your personal space is invaded, since you won't have any when it's very busy.

straw market Nassau | Been there, Done that | Pinterest

straw market Nassau | Been there, Done that | Pinterest
Shereen Rayle
This is obviously where the tourists go, but you can find all kinds of handmade things here, as well as fun designer knock-offs (and they ARE knock-offs). It's a great place to pick up some affordable souvenirs to take home.

Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation Nassau, Bahamas

Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation Nassau, Bahamas
Shereen Rayle
This museum is small, but it packs a lot of history into the space. Through artifacts, paintings and writings, you will learn all about the slave trade. They've even got a small gift shop area to pick up books and other items that help to keep the museum running.

Pirates of Nassau Museum

Pirates of Nassau Museum
Shereen Rayle
Everyone loves pirates. While this museum isn't exactly cheap, there are tons of things to see here. Learn about the pirates of the Caribbean, how they lived, how they were captured and how they were tortured and imprisoned. There's even a life-size replica of a pirate ship, as well as weapons and more.
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