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Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic and a UNESCO world heritage site, is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas and one of the most populous cities in the Caribbean. The city is a mix of old world charm and modern Latin flair. Its medieval palaces and fortresses mix with nightlife and shopping to rival any modern city in the world. You'll find pristine beaches and hidden gems like a salsa/merengue club set inside a huge underground cave.

All things to do » Things to do

Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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The 3 Eyes National Park
The 3 Eyes National Park
A group of interconnected caves near Santo Domingo.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; National Parks
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Alcazar de Colon
Alcazar de Colon
Built by Christopher Columbus's son between 1510 and 1514, this restored building was one of the first structures built in the oldest remaining European city in the Americas.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Castles
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Zona Colonial
Zona Colonial
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Calle de Las Damas
Calle de Las Damas
This cobblestone street, the first ever built in the New World, is known for its numerous beautiful structures from centuries past.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

La Scarpetta
La Scarpetta
Ranked #1 of 392 Restaurants in Santo Domingo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Pat'e Palo European Brasserie
Pat'e Palo European Brasserie
Ranked #2 of 392 Restaurants in Santo Domingo
Price: $15 - $60
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Bistro
Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking
Sophias
Sophias
Ranked #3 of 392 Restaurants in Santo Domingo
Price:
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
La Cassina
La Cassina
Ranked #4 of 392 Restaurants in Santo Domingo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Sully
Sully
Ranked #5 of 392 Restaurants in Santo Domingo
Price: $25 - $100
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Island Life Backpackers' Hostel
1.0 of 5 Island Life Backpackers' Hostel
$28 - $35
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La Choza Guesthouse
La Choza Guesthouse
$33 - $39
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Santo Domingo Bed and Breakfast
2.5 of 5
Santo Domingo Bed and Breakfast
$30 - $47
Ranked #8 of 54 Santo Domingo B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hostal Midway
Hostal Midway
$54 - $56
Ranked #2 of 54 Santo Domingo B&B and Inns
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Casa Naemie
2.0 of 5
Casa Naemie
$69 - $103
Ranked #11 of 76 Hotels in Santo Domingo
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Adam Suites
3.5 of 5
Adam Suites
$57 - $62
Ranked #3 of 54 Santo Domingo B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo
4.0 of 5
JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo
$216 - $360
Ranked #1 of 76 Hotels in Santo Domingo
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Sheraton Santo Domingo
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Santo Domingo
$134 - $204
Ranked #3 of 76 Hotels in Santo Domingo
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Occidental El Embajador
4.0 of 5
Occidental El Embajador
$119 - $201
Ranked #6 of 76 Hotels in Santo Domingo
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.