It's summer. Must be time for a trip to paradise. Well, of course I'm talking about Aruba, where you can find one of the best beaches in the world (according to Travel + Leisure), casino action, and great food.
Approximately four and a half hours from New York, you can wing your way to a tropical paradise and hit the beach upon arrival. The Americana Aruba Beach Resort and Casino is only three miles from Oranjestad airport. The hotel is nestled further inland than most hotels, which decreases the amount of wind that is associated with Palm Beach.
The rooms are wonderful and the hotel has such amenities as a pool, Jacuzzi, and open air dining with entertainment. You can settle in and never stray far from your hotel while still enjoying the benefits it has to offer.
But, if you want to explore...
There are fabulous beaches, as well as great spots for scuba diving, and some awesome places to explore nature, like Arikok National Park, or perhaps take a tour on horseback.
I just added a page on Aruba on my destinations website, so if you want to find out more about what Aruba offers, and why it should be added to your list of "must see" destinations, go to things to do in Aruba.