Belize City is not to be missed, in my opinion. I wouldn't go out at night there, though. I have a friend who has traveled througout Central America, and she claims Belize City, at night, to be quite dangerous. I have only been there passing through; it's fun. Check out the Chateau Caribbean for meals-nice view, right on the water, very peaceful. There is an art gallery right near the water taxi terminal...contemporary Belizian art, very cool. The little shops, the teeming streets, the vendors...it really gives a flavor to Belize!