Sail from Miami, and land in another world: Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic. This gorgeous place is the oldest city in the northern part of the country, so it's brimming with history. Don't miss Casa de la Cultura, an intellectual hub housed in a three-story Victorian home, where you can walk through exhibits and attend art and cultural events. Then, hop on a cable car at Monte Isabel de Torres to take in the wonderful views of this port city before diving into the clear waters on a snorkel tour. There's so much to do here, you won't feel like a moment's been wasted.
Make the most of weekend getaways with a quick cruise to any number of extraordinary vacation destinations.