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One of the best ways to visit Panama City is through a guided sightseeing tour. With important historical landmarks and constant changes to the modern landscape, an informed guide keeps travelers up-to-date and well-acquainted. Visit the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal and hear about the latest news of the expansion. View the Bridge of the Americas, tying the North and South American land masses, and the popular route to Panama´s beaches. Witness the contrast of modern and historic as you learn about the newly and continuously constructed high-rises dominating the skyline on your way to Panamá Viejo (¨Old Panama¨), Panama´s first city and capital invaded by pirates.
Pass through the international banking center and hear hints about the best places to enjoy dinner and nightlife. Spend time wandering the cobblestone streets of Casco Viejo, Panama City´s historic district and flourishing center for the arts. The ongoing restorations of the Spanish colonial buildings, homes for locals as well as new restaurants and boutique hotels, art deco fusion, numerous churches and new nighttime hot spots epitomize Panama´s past decade of complete revitalization. Learn about the Sunday flea market and food fair, jazz artists playing for the night and where you can grab wifi. Finish off the day at the Amador Causeway, four islands connected by dirt and rocks excavated from the Panama Canal, and home to many yachts, restaurants, ice-cream stores and an amazing sunset. Rent a bike as you see the ever-changing city skyline and ships moving to and from the nearby canal opening. Hear news about Frank Ghery´s Museum of Biodiversity (nicknamed ¨Biomuseo¨), situated near the Causeway´s entrance and set to open in 2013.