Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás

Habanos, Cohiba, Monte Cristo, Romeo y Julieta, and (of course) Partagás are among the brands still being produced at this 170-year-old factory, with its handsomely faded neoclassical façade. There’s also a museum, shop, and cigar-making school.

Playas del Este

The high-quality beaches east of Habana Vieja make for a great day trip, especially if you’re up for some windsurfing.

Rodeos at Lenin Park

A 20-minute drive south of Havana, this 1,800-acre recreation area is short on tourists and high on family-friendly attractions, including an amusement park and an informally managed equestrian center. The year-round programming includes the Rodeo Nacional, pictured.

Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym

Along with baseball, boxing is the national sport of Cuba. Olympic champions have trained at this gym, the capital city’s oldest, and foreign visitors can as well. Coach Nardo Mestre Flores spent nine years competing with the national team.

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