7 Day Itinerary in Hamilton (Capital City)

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Taking the short flight to Bermuda for a week would be time well spent; the Atlantic Ocean island offers many attractions. This Hamilton Itinerary describes the perfec way to pass the time when visiting Hamilton, Bermuda's capital city.

Day 1 - Crystal Caves

On Wilkinson Avenue, there are some caves that are a must-see: the formations of stalactites and stalagmites are breathtaking. Inside the cave is a crystal clear subterranean pool where visitors can walk along a floating bridge. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $3.00 for children. The caves open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Day 2 - Bermuda Maritime Museum

In 1974, what was once the largest fort on the island was converted into a museum. Displays of mounted guns throughout the fort remind visitors of a time when the fort was used as such a stronghold. Shipwrecks, frigates and other maritime artifacts remain on permanent display. Guided tours are offered. The cost of admission is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for senior citizens and $5.00 for children. This museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Day 3 - Devil's Hole Aquarium

Actually an old cave on the island, the Devil's Hole Aquarium is populated by a wide array of various underwater species. Fishing is permitted in the aquarium, granted one may use only bait, not hooks. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. The aquarium is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Day 4 - Blue Hole Park

Just before the Bermuda International Airport along North Shore Road, you'll find Blue Hole Park. Along with the wildlife living amongst the mangroves, there are also some caves featuring unique rock formations.

Day 5 - Shipwreck Dive

The shipwrecked "Constellation" is one of Bermuda's most noteworthy dives. "Constellation" lost its buoyancy in 1943 en route to Venezuela. This popular dive site is eight miles off the coast of the Royal Naval Dockyard's Visitor Center, and is submerged just 30 feet below the surface.

Day 6 - Bermuda National Gallery

This gallery is home to famous European paintings, African sculptures and modern photographs. The museum also holds a special section dedicated to local artists.

Day 7 - Albuoy's Point Park

Just before heading back to the airport for the flight back home, stop at this grassy knoll for spectacular views of the harbor and coastline. There are also some picnicking spots in the park.

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March 25, 2010 new by guacadoggie

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