A small town nestled on the Red Sea, Aqaba blends relaxation and historic allure. Stroll along the Corniche, the esplanade that parallels King Hussein Street, to take in views of the Red Sea coastline's bright waters. Cruise to Jordan and make your way to the black-, green- and white-striped flag of the Arab Revolt perched atop Aqaba Flagpole, the sixth-largest free-standing flagpole in the world, reaching 130 meters into the air. Don't miss the sandy-hued Mamluk Castle, also called Aqaba Fortress, where the epic 1916 battle featured in the classic film "Lawrence of Arabia" took place. Then, head to Al-Ghandour Beach, where you can wade in the Red Sea's warm waters or snorkel among its colorful reefs.