Panama City, Panama
The once neglected colonial buildings lining Casco Viejo (meaning "old town") now house gourmet restaurants and buzzy bars.
Great ZZZs: Check in to the year-old, beachfront Trump Ocean Club International Hotel, a sail-shaped vision of glass and steel that's the perfect representation of Panama City's glittering future.
Night out: The rooftop bar at the new Tántalo Hotel in Casco Viejo is a hot spot to enjoy tropical cocktails, like a signature Zen-jito (gin, cucumber, lemon, and ginger syrup) with the city lights around you.
Best eye candy: Tap into Panama's contemporary arts scene at gallery/café DiabloRosso.