Head downtown to Sam Sharpe Square

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Attraction

There are some great people-watching opportunities along the narrow, winding streets going past Sam Sharpe Square. It's a memorial to a national hero who led the rebellion that ended slavery in 1839. It resulted in emancipation and independence from British rule.

Day or night, there's always a hive of activity downtown. Vendors sell everything from flip-flops and sunglasses to skin cream, cold drinks and snacks. You'll see Jamaicans playing dominoes, hanging out in shop windows and playing cards with boom boxes blasting in the background.