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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Check out the scene at Venice Beach. Spot a celebrity or two on Rodeo Drive. Take a walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore the La Brea Tar Pits or Getty Center. Or spend the day at one of L.A.'s world-famous theme parks.

Language: English

Currency: US Dollar (US$)

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO

Cabo's signature landmark is El Arco ("The Arch"), a rock formation at the tip of "Land's End." The jewel of the Baja Peninsula is famous for its world-class sportfishing, as well as its high-end resorts and exclusive gated communities that line an area simply called "the Corridor." 

Language: Spanish

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN), US Dollar (US$)

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PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO

Smaller and more subdued than Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta has retained a good deal of its small village charm along with 26 miles of spectacular beaches along the Banderas Bay. Stroll the cobblestone streets to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Or peruse the many local wares for sale at the open-air markets. 

Language: Spanish

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN), US Dollar (US$)

PUERTO QUETZAL, GUATEMALA

This port city was constructed in 1984 to help connect nearby cities. Travelers often venture out to Antigua, a 90-minute trek to where 17th century colonial facades beckons and Guatemalan history comes alive. 

Language: Spanish

Currency: Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ), US Dollar (US$)

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PUNTARENAS (PUERTO CALDERA), COSTA RICA

Just a few miles from Puerto Caldera is Puntarenas, where stunning beaches, an array of wildlife, and streets lined with restaurants, bars and cafés await. Carara National Park is a must for nature lovers and features ancestral trees and secondary forests, perfect for spotting wildlife such as crocodiles and 400-plus species of birds, including colorful scarlet macaws. Or, switch gears and party with the locals at Jaco, about 30 miles south. There, find sun, fun and sand with plenty of bars and places to grab a bite.

Language: Spanish

Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC), US Dollar (US$)

DAYLIGHT TRANSIT PANAMA CANAL

Experience one of the world's best short cuts! Journey 40 miles through the Panama Canal for an unforgettable experience. Witness first-hand one of the world's manmade short cuts that has changed travel and the transport of goods worldwide. 

Language: Spanish

Currency: Panamanian Balboa (PAB), US Dollar (US$)

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CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

The old walled city of Cartagena reflects a turbulent history of conquistadors and pirates. Climb "las murallas" for an unforgettable view of the harbor. Shop for emeralds and leather goods along the cobblestone streets of this enchanting city.

Language: Spanish

Currency: Colombian Peso (COP), US Dollar (US$)

SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA

Admire the stunning bays of Santa Marta and popular beaches. Explore the ancient cultures of the Taironas, who occupied the land thousands of years ago. Stroll over to the Cathedral and admire its beautiful architecture and learn about its history. 

Language: Spanish

Currency: Colombian Peso (COP), US Dollar (US$)

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ORANJESTAD, ARUBA

Incredibly white sands and cobalt blue seas make the small island of Aruba a popular destination. In the bustling freeport town of Oranjestad, sherbet-colored Dutch colonial buildings, draped in bougainvillea, oleander and hibiscus are simply picturesque. Small, but informative museums relate the island's history.

Language: Dutch

Currency: Florin (AFL), US Dollar (US$)

MIAMI, FLORIDA

The Greater Miami area is home to a diverse array of cultures, cuisines & activities. Cruises along Biscayne Bay drink in the skyscraper-studded coastline, and in glitzy Miami Beach, beachgoers frolic against the backdrop of vibrant art deco buildings. Nightlife hot spot South Beach buzzes with activity into the early morning hours. Coral Gables’ tree-lined avenues house notable landmarks like the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the Venetian Pool, a historic 1923 swimming hole fed by spring water.

Language: English

Currency: US Dollar (US$)

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