Old San Juan
The city is characterized by its narrow, blue cobblestone streets and flat-roofed brick and stone buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th century when Puerto Rico was a Spanish possession. With its abundance of shops, historic places, museums, open air cafés, restaurants, gracious homes, tree-shaded plazas, and its old beauty and architectonical peculiarity, Old San Juan is a main spot for local and internal tourism. A free tourist trolley serves the city.
La Placita de Santurce is a must stop for anyone visiting Puerto Rico. The market is a place where people could buy fruit, vegetables, meat, medical offices and much more. Now, during the day it functions like a marketplace with some open restaurants. In the evening, beginning at 6:00 pm, the famous ¨Placita de Santurce¨ comes to life. There are recognized restaurants and local kiosk that sell fried foods like empanadillas, alcapurrias and bacalaitos. The atmosphere becomes livelier beginning Thursday through Sunday in the Placita. Here you can dance salsa or merengue to live music, listen to jazz, enjoy rock bands. History, food and nightlife are all in one place.
Fiestas De La Calle San Sebastián
The San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan is an annual event full of tradition and Puerto Rican cultural heritage, every year in January. The 4-day event features live music and dance performances, parades, food, drink, and over 500 local artisans selling their work.
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The Mall Of San Juan
The mall features an exclusive variety of merchants, such as: Coach, Victoria’s Secret, Tory Burch, Versace, Giuseppe Zanotti, Anthropologie, Carolina Herrera, Hollister, Lululemon athletica, Louis Vitton, Kate Spade amongst others.
The Puerto Rico Museum Of Art
This museum is housed in a charming neoclassical building and features an array of exhibits. It’s located at 299 De Diego Avenue in nearby Santurce.
Plaza Las Americas Mall
The largest mall in the Caribbean with more than 300 stores, 13 movie theatres and 40 restaurants. Mall hours are Monday to Saturday, 9am-9pm; Sundays, 11am-5pm. Plaza is located at F.D. Roosevelt Avenue, Hato Rey.
Plaza Carolina Mall
Plaza Carolina is the second largest shopping center in Puerto Rico. Also features over 200 stores, including: Best Buy, JCPenney, TJ Maxx and Express. Also at this mall you will find many exciting dining options from sit down places such as Chilli's to grab and go choices such as Pizza Hut.
Outlet Shopping The Outlet 66 Mall
77 shops and 41 corridor modules, from Aéropostale to Nautica and Totto.
You will find entertainment like electric go-karts, bowlling alley, arcade and simulation rides like no other, catering all ages.
Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park
There are more miles of zip-line cables in this adventure park than any other in the world; selected by Travel & Leisure Magazine as the 23rd Coolest New Attractions in the World to visit.
Bio Bay Adventure
A leisurely guided nighttime kayaking tour of the Fajardo Bioluminescent Bay. Best appreciated in nights with little or no moon.
El Yunque Caribbean National Forest
Named after the benevolent Indian spirit Yukiyú, El Yunque is the only rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System, a must see adventure awaits!
Tour the Puerto Rican home of Bacardi Rum. Tours take place every twenty minutes, Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and again on Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Experience the only thoroughbred racetrack in Puerto Rico. Open all year except Tuesdays and Thursdays. Post time for the first race on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday is 2:45 p.m. AST.
The Verdanza Hotel is located just a few steps from the Isla Verde Beach. You’ll also be near Balneario de Carolina Beach as well as several popular surfing beaches.
Discover a unique opportunity to experience a mangrove forest. It’s located just minutes from the Verdanza Hotel and San Juan. There are recognized restaurants and local kiosk that sell fried foods like empanadillas, alcapurrias and bacalaitos.
Puerto Rico Music Conservatory
Enjoy spectacular concerts at this little-known gem located at 951 Ave. Ponce de León.