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San Juan
The festive city of San Juan is the perfect place to experience true Puerto Rican culture. Get to know its roots by exploring the vibrant neighborhood of El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan), which consists mostly of Spanish colonial buildings. Flesh out your self-guided history lesson with a visit to El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a 16th century citadel that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then reward yourself with a cooling dip at Luquillo or Carolina Beach, then a tasty tour of the Bacardi rum plant.

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Old San Juan
Old San Juan
Owner description: Consisting of 400 restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period, this area in San Juan is steeped in history with an old-world and romantic European... more Owner description: Consisting of 400 restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period, this area in San Juan is steeped in history with an old-world and romantic European charm. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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San Juan National Historic Site
San Juan National Historic Site
Owner description: Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th centuries, this dramatic fortress rises 140 feet above the sea on a rocky promontory, and is composed of six... more Owner description: Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th centuries, this dramatic fortress rises 140 feet above the sea on a rocky promontory, and is composed of six huge levels of ramps, barracks, dungeons, turrets, towers and tunnels. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas
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Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Castillo de San Cristobal
Castillo de San Cristobal
This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Military Bases & Facilities
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Paseo de la Princesa
Paseo de la Princesa
This restored 19th-century esplanade is the place to begin your stroll through Old San Juan, because of its central location and its inexhaustible charm.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar
Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ranked #1 of 1,025 Restaurants in San Juan
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean, Spanish, Soups, International, Fusion
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Casa Cortes Chocobar
Casa Cortes Chocobar
Ranked #2 of 1,025 Restaurants in San Juan
Price: $3 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Juan Smokehouse
San Juan Smokehouse
Ranked #3 of 1,025 Restaurants in San Juan
Price: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Kabanas
Kabanas
Ranked #4 of 1,025 Restaurants in San Juan
Price: $3 - $16
Cuisines: Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Fusion, Puerto Rican
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oceano
Oceano
Ranked #5 of 1,025 Restaurants in San Juan
Price: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Mango Mansion
Mango Mansion
$30 - $73
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Posada San Francisco Old San Juan
2.0 of 5
Posada San Francisco Old San Juan
$14 - $57
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Dreams Hotel Puerto Rico
2.5 of 5
Dreams Hotel Puerto Rico
$59 - $81
Ranked #30 of 47 Hotels in San Juan
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Dreamcatcher
3.0 of 5
The Dreamcatcher
$91 - $213
Ranked #2 of 29 San Juan B&B and Inns
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Dream Inn
3.5 of 5
Dream Inn
$109 - $209
Ranked #3 of 29 San Juan B&B and Inns
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CasaBlanca Hotel
3.5 of 5
CasaBlanca Hotel
$98 - $214
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in San Juan
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
5.0 of 5
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
$223 - $623
Ranked #1 of 47 Hotels in San Juan
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Hotel El Convento
4.5 of 5
Hotel El Convento
$193 - $529
Ranked #2 of 47 Hotels in San Juan
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Olive Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5
Olive Boutique Hotel
$215 - $447
Ranked #4 of 47 Hotels in San Juan
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