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Top things to do in San Juan

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Ranked #31 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Balneario El Escambron is a little beach, just to the east of Old San Juan. It is a family-friendly beach, with a small... more » Owner description: Balneario El Escambron is a little beach, just to the east of Old San Juan. It is a family-friendly beach, with a small crescent of clean sand and usually calm waters, thanks to the coral reef a short distance from the beach. « less
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Ranked #32 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Neighborhoods; Beaches
Owner description: Beach that extends for several miles east of downtown (Old San Juan), which is lined with high-rise resorts and packed with... more » Owner description: Beach that extends for several miles east of downtown (Old San Juan), which is lined with high-rise resorts and packed with sun worshippers. « less
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Ranked #33 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #34 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Fountains; Landmarks
Dramatic water fountain that commemorates Puerto Rico's early history, its people and their commitment to peace.
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$95* and up
Ranked #35 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Visitors can take guided tours through this World Heritage Site, a 40-room mansion completed in 1540 that was used to defend... more » Owner description: Visitors can take guided tours through this World Heritage Site, a 40-room mansion completed in 1540 that was used to defend against foreign invaders. « less
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Ranked #36 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Follow the mountain roads to this preserve where you’ll find La Torre de Piedra, the stone tower.
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Ranked #37 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks

Condado Lagoon (Laguna de Condado) is a small lagoon in between Condado and Old San Juan.  It is wonderful because it has no waves.  There are some rocks on the right side that... more »

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Ranked #38 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #39 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
A lively strip of cafes and bars - and well-dressed pretty people.
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Ranked #40 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Instituted in 1992, this plaza commemorates Columbus' expedition to the New World.
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Ranked #41 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
The original Old San Juan town square is a good spot to orient yourself as you begin your tour of this charming area.
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Ranked #42 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #43 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

A quaint little old plaza that is filled with doves/pigeons.  Great if you like the idea of birds climbing on you.  If you don't like the idea of getting so close to so many... more »

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Ranked #44 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
This small military museum was a fort that was built in 1786, and attacked by the British eleven years later.
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Ranked #45 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
This highly interactive museum encourages the inquisitive spirit to question what makes things happen and then to find out.
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Ranked #46 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #47 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Casinos
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Ranked #48 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
This San Juan neighborhood is just southeast of the old city.
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Ranked #49 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The birthplace of the Pina Colada: a bronze plaque marks the site where Don Ramón Portas Mingot created the popular tropical... more » Owner description: The birthplace of the Pina Colada: a bronze plaque marks the site where Don Ramón Portas Mingot created the popular tropical drink. « less
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Ranked #50 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: A visit to the former home of Dona Felisa Rincón, the first woman to serve as mayor of San Juan from 1946 to 1968, provides a... more » Owner description: A visit to the former home of Dona Felisa Rincón, the first woman to serve as mayor of San Juan from 1946 to 1968, provides a glimpse into a typical Old San Juan home reflecting the politics and personal life of its previous occupant. « less
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Ranked #51 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Museums; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The mission of this Trust is to value, protect and enhance the natural environment of Puerto Rico, and complement its... more » Owner description: The mission of this Trust is to value, protect and enhance the natural environment of Puerto Rico, and complement its historical and cultural resources in order to insure a better quality of life for residents and visitors. « less
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Ranked #52 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #53 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Nature and Parks
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$61* and up
Ranked #54 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1513, this architectural gem is the second oldest church in the New World, and a lovely example of Spanish Colonial... more » Owner description: Built in 1513, this architectural gem is the second oldest church in the New World, and a lovely example of Spanish Colonial architecture. « less
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Ranked #55 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Art Galleries; Historic Sites
A gallery devoted to island art, with 200 works by local artists.
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Ranked #56 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #57 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
The younger crowd loves the plaza because of the many nearby cafes and pubs.
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Ranked #58 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #59 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Art Galleries
Ranked #60 of 104 attractions in San Juan
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
South Fortaleza Street is known for its trendy restaurants.
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