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3 1/2 hour layover - anything to do near airport

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McKinney, Texas
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3 1/2 hour layover - anything to do near airport

We will be passing thru San Juan with a 3 1/2 hour layover. Is there anything near (short cab ride) the airport that we could do?

1. Re: 3 1/2 hour layover - anything to do near airport

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Marshall, Minnesota
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2. Re: 3 1/2 hour layover - anything to do near airport

3 1/2 hours? You might as well stay at the airport and grab a bite to eat. Because by the time everything is over with, your 3 1/2 hour lay over will turn into 1 1/2 hour lay over.

~JS

New York City
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3. Re: 3 1/2 hour layover - anything to do near airport

Old San Juan is a possibility. You would have more than 2 hours to walk around. The taxi rate is fixed and is around $20. If you are into gambling you could go to th El San Juan hotel. It is about a 5 minute taxci ride and the cost is $10 each way.

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4. Re: 3 1/2 hour layover - anything to do near airport

Sassucat, 3 1/2 hours between planes means about 2 hours when you factor in security and travel. My advice is just take a taxi over to the El San Juan. You can eat at the cafe overlooking the pool and ocean. You can go up to the rooftop bar for drinks or Mexican food. you can relax at the famous oval bar in the magnificent lobby or as the previous poster stated you can try your luck at the casino. Old San Juan is great, but the taxi ride can vary and in my experience involves a lot of traffic on the return trip.

Can you really enjoy wandering around a new and potentially confusing place when you know you have to catch a plane? Better to hang out at one of the cooler spots in the Western hemisphere, 5 minutes from the airport.