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With diplomatic ties resuming between the U.S. and Cuba, visitors are coming to Havana in droves, and locals are embracing it.  Frankix Getty Images

Cuba is famous for its cigars. To get a behind-the-scenes look at the cigar-making process, visit the Partagas Cigar Factory, a renowned label in both Cuba and the world over.  Ratstuben Getty Images

An estimated 1 million Cuban citizens gather at this plaza on International Workers' Day on May 1. Annual festivities include speeches from top officials, including the Castros. M G Therin Weise Getty Images

Five miles of Caribbean beaches lie just 11 miles east of Havana. The shoreline consists of six separate beaches, each with a different personality and set of amenities.   tupungato Getty Images

Considered the city's main square, Plaza Vieja is lined with restaurants, art galleries and some quirky art, in addition to its colorful architecture. Jacques van Dinteren Getty Images

Ernest Hemingway called Havana home for a whopping 22 years. Although visitors cannot enter his former home, travelers say views from the open doors and windows offer excellent vantage points. Bruce Tuten Flickr

Artifacts on display at this museum include blood-stained uniforms from the revolution, a tank used in the Bay of Pigs and bullet holes in the walls from an attempted assassination. Lorne Resnick Getty Images

This plaza is a favorite among visitors for its stunning 18th-century cathedral. To avoid crowds, plan your trip when cruise ships aren't docked. Rosita So Image Getty Images

Old Havana is not only considered to be the heart of the capital, but it's also a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Jose Manuel Azcona Getty Images

This 5-mile-long seaside boulevard is popular among locals and tourists. To experience El Malecón like the locals, visit at night when the Habaneros come out to play.  Buena Vista Images Getty Images

No trip to Havana is complete without riding in one of these classic automobiles. Luckily, they are used as taxis, making this quintessential Cuban experience not one for just the locals.   robilusso Getty Images

When it's windy and the tide is high, the ocean's waves crash against El Malecón, creating a picture-perfect splash zone for passersby.  Colors Hunter - Chasseur de Couleurs Getty Images

Even though Cuba is changing, it's best to keep your political opinions to yourself. Believe it or not, it's actually a crime to say anything unflattering about top leaders of the country. Tony Hisgett Flickr

Cuban coffee is famously strong. Served in little cups, the coffee is espresso mixed with sugar while it brews.  Joe Raedle/Staff Getty Images

Cubans are credited with creating both the mojito and the daiquiri. If you're a Hemingway fan, don't leave Havana without stopping by his old haunt, El Flordita.  Ignasi Jans?á Guinchard Getty Images

Come nightfall, Havana can be downright enchanting. Take a walk along El Malecón or soak up the city's nightlife. danmirica12 Getty Images

Cuba invented the cha-cha, the mambo and the conga – and dancing flows through the blood of Cubans. Don't be surprised if you see dance parties break out at restaurants, bars or on the streets.  anymouse1 Flickr

The most traditional Cuban dish is rice and beans served with a side of meat. You'll likely see Moros y Cristianos (nickname for white rice and black beans) on the menu, and fried plantains served as a snack.   bonchan Getty Images

Havana picture in Havana
Cigars picture in Havana
Plaza de la Revolucion picture in Havana
Playas del Este picture in Havana
Plaza Vieja picture in Havana
Finca Vigia picture in Havana
Museum of the Revolution picture in Havana
Plaza de la Catedral picture in Havana
Old Havana picture in Havana
El Malecón picture in Havana
Classic Cuban cars picture in Havana
El Malecón splash picture in Havana
Revolution picture in Havana
Cuban Coffee picture in Havana
Salud! picture in Havana
Havana at night picture in Havana
Baile!  picture in Havana
Cuban food picture in Havana

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