The Beach Boys sing about it in a song, so you know Aruba is an ideal vacation destination. Aruba is best known for its near-perfect weather and Caribbean beaches. A few of the top ones are Eagle Beach, Palm Beach, Baby Beach and Arashi Beach. Besides the warm white sand and turquoise waters, most Aruba beaches are fun for snorkeling, windsurfing and kite surfing. But there’s even more to entice you to travel to this tropical destination. Climb the 587 steps to the top of Hooiberg. Don’t let the number of steps keep you away, as there’s a rest stop halfway up and both places provide great views of Aruba and the surrounding sea. Some fun attractions for families include the Aruba Ostrich Farm and The Butterfly Farm. Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, is a neat city for shopping, dining, gambling and going out to clubs and bars. It’s bright colored buildings scream Caribbean, while its Dutch colonial architecture portrays its colonization by the Netherlands.