Following San Salvador flights, many tourists head straightaway for Playa Zonte's postcard sunsets, Mayan ruins and secret surf spots. But spend some time in San Salvador, El Salvador's capital city and you'll get a bit of local soul to complement the ol' sun-and-run.
Built in 1917, the recently restored Teatro Nacional is a vision in gold and red velvet with an elaborate ceiling mural. See the well-done, often witty sorpresas, miniature ceramic scenes of everyday life that are big in Central American folk art at the Museum of Popular Art. Book San Salvador flights today.