View of San Salvador from atop the Dixon Hill Lighthouse in the United Estates Settlement.

San Salvador's many attractions include the archaeological site where its earliest inhabitants, the Lucayan Indians, lived; five monuments at Landfall Park commemorating Columbus' arrival here, one underwater; the Dixon Hill Lighthouse; Watlings Estate, the ruins of a late 18th-century Loyalist plantation house, and other historical ruins; the New World Museum, with a display of artifacts from the time of the indigenous people and the life of Christopher Columbus; and the Bahamian Field Station, a center for research in archaeology, biology, geology and marine sciences. A few companies provide escorted tours by bus and car to visit the attractions and outlying settlements; one also offers a sightseeing tour by scooter. Island hopping and airplane tours are offered by Guanahani Beach resort.