The Queen's Staircase, Nassau, the Bahamas

The Queens Staircase, Nassau, bahamasJust across the way and a short walk from the Water Tower, this is a stone stairway of 65 steps – one for each year of Queen Victoria’s rule. The staircase climbs 102 feet to Fort Fincastle and the Water Tower. Alongside the steps, water cascades to a pool below, causing a mist full of rainbows in the sunshine. At the bottom of the steps, a walkway goes between high stone walls. Tropical plants and trees line the way. There, you’ll find a dozen concession stands selling local crafts and tee-shirts. And then you’re back on the main highway once more, only a short walk from the Water Tower and the parking lot.

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Getting There:

For visitors arriving by air, the Bahamas are served through Nassau by most US airlines and by international airlines from Canada and Europe, and to a slightly more limited degree through Freeport.

The Out Islands are served mainly by Bahamas Air via connections in Nassau and Freeport.

The Bahamas is also a major destination for the cruise ship industry

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