Things to do in La Habana From blissful beaches to underground clubs (literally) here's our round-up of the best things to do in Cuba. Even for seasoned world travelers, Cuba is still a bit of a mystery. This island nation, just 90 miles from the United States, seems not only a world away, but an entire half-century away as well. From the classic cars in the capitol to the pastoral living in the countryside, Cuba has staved off the invasion of commercial tourism that other parts of the Caribbean have felt. And even as eased restrictions on Americans have seen mass tourism creep in, the place is still fascinatingly unique.