Visit the past
Museum of the Revolution, the capitol building, the Baroque Catedral de la Habana, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and Plaza Vieja -- the oldest plaza in Havana, dating from the 16th century -- are all there for your viewing.
But understand the desire for modernity
A completely fascinating aspect of contemporary Cuban society is the lack of adequate Wi-Fi. This is especially pronounced if you visit any of the various outdoor Internet hotspots around the city. There, hordes of people congregate to experience an hour of Internet connection. It’s worth checking out for educational purposes.
See the source of Cuba’s most famous exports
There are myriad cigar factories you can tour, as well as the Havana Club Museum of Rum. Don’t leave without a bottle of the 7 -- it’s so smooth you’ll want to drink it straight like a whiskey.
Check out the craft market
Most of the vendors all sell basically the same stuff -- wooden statues, jewelry, leather goods, T-shirts, art -- but it’s definitely a fun thing to walk through. Plus, 15CUC is enough cash to buy all your friends souvenirs.
Visit Hemingway’s beautiful old home, Finca Vigía
You’re not allowed in the house, but you can see his particular style of taxidermied decoration from the windows. Look closely on the bathroom wall and you’ll see where he compulsively tracked his weight.
See a baseball game
Teams play from November through May, and tickets can be bought right at Estadio Latinoamericano.