Explore San Juan Puerto Rico and expect to be surprised. The Capital City of San Juan offers great activities for the honeymooners, destination wedding guests and even the whole family.
Puerto Rico offers something for everyone. Whether you’re having a romantic wedding, honeymoon, holding a business meeting or convention, or planning a great vacation with family and friends, Puerto Rico will surely satisfy your travel needs.
Once here, you may be tempted to stay within the city but we encourage you to take a look at all the activities listed below around the island. Many professional friendly tour guides and charters are ready to take you on an adventure. Many activities you can do on your own. San Juan is a very convenient location offering easy access to many activities around the island. You can rent a car for a few days for the most freedom to enjoy the island. The main roads are good in Puerto Rico, much like the USA, and most attractions and activities are easy to find.
Take time reading through our guides, because we want you to have an unforgettable time. Make sure to bring a high quality digital camera or GoPro! to record all your wonderful memories.
Walk the Streets of Old San Juan
The simplicity of walking becomes an extraordinary experience in Old San Juan. You want to look up constantly at the adorned wrought iron balconies of colonial homes painted in bright or pastel colors. The energy is vibrant, yet relaxed, like a tropical destination ought to be. Old San Juan is like a giant museum with many attractions easily accessible by foot.
Fun Things to do in the Water
Relaxing on the beach is wonderful, but if you’re looking for a place to vacation with water fun activities, come on over to San Juan, there are plenty of things to do on the water for the whole family.
Romantic Things to Do in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Book a stay in San Juan and find out why so many couples choose to get married and honeymoon here. You’ll find many romantic things to do in Old San Juan. We have come up with a suggested itinerary along with a map full of activities in the old city…sure to spark romantic moments.
Fantastic Day Trips near San Juan, Puerto Rico
The capital city of San Juan offers a plethora of attractions and fun activities. An easy drive from San Juan you can visit world-class attractions deep into the mountains and offshore on crystalline turquoise waters on secluded islands and cays.
Fun Things to do in the Air in the capital city of San Juan, PR
See the city and the beauty around Puerto Rico from a different point of view. Puerto Rico’s geography is very diverse and if you’re only spending a few days on the island, it will give you a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of our coastline, lush mountains, lakes, charming towns and pretty offshore islands. The sights from the air will inspire you to only want to come back to explore it all. More about things to do in the air in San Juan.
Relax & Play at San Juan Beaches
Relax…after all, you’re on vacation. You work hard, so don’t feel guilty. Grab a lounge chair, put on sunblock and lay under the sun so you can return home with the perfect tan. Stay at a beachfront hotel so you can simply walk to the beach and have easy access to great restaurants and beach side entertainment. For a more quiet beach atmosphere, take a taxi or drive to Balneario El Escambron or more great beaches in nearby beach towns.
Dine at Exquisite Restaurants & Relaxed Cafes
Voted as one of the “Best Caribbean Islands for Foodies“, San Juan has turned cooking into a delicious art. In San Juan, you can dig into the sultry flavors of Puerto Rican food or try the many restaurants that take fusion cuisine to a whole new level. There are dining options to fit every budget and to satisfy every palette. Buen Provecho!!
Try Your Luck at Casinos in San Juan
Right along the Atlantic Ocean stretch, you’ll find luxurious casinos with a winning ambiance and friendly staff ready to give you personalized service. The most popular casinos are in Isla Verde and the Condado areas, where you can experience excellent gaming and a great entertainment experience.
Enjoy the Vibrant Nightlife
The city of San Juan becomes vibrant and exciting, as well as very romantic and relaxed when the sun sets. Many events take place in San Juan, from live music at the parks and plazas, to formal events, art exhibits, plays and concerts. You can also try your luck at the casinos throughout Isla Verde and dance the night away at chic nightclubs. More about Nightlife in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Things to Do for Adventure Seekers around Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, with its beautiful landscapes, natural wonders like El Yunque Rainforest, and large variety of terrain, makes it the perfect destination for those wishing to do thrilling and adventurous activities. San Juan is a convenient, centered location, and with a fairly short drive, you can be in the lush mountains of Puerto Rico, where many tour operators offer fun outdoor terrain activities for singles, couples, and families, including ATV tours, hiking, zip lining, rappelling, and much more. If you do not have transportation, most tour operators are happy to pick you up in San Juan.
Shop at Unique & Interesting Shops
San Juan offers a great variety of shops ranging from local art galleries, unique souvenir shops, boutiques and luxury stores. Head to Ashford Avenue in Condado, New San Juan, for boutiques and luxury stores. Head to Plaza Las Americas, the biggest mall in the Caribbean with a great variety of stores. In Old San Juan, you’ll find many typical souvenirs shops, but if you look more closely as you walk the city, you’ll find some of the most unique and interesting shops with exquisite jewelry, clothing, artisans, art galleries, and the popular authentic Panama hats.
Visit San Juan’s Museums
If you love visiting museums you’re in for a treat in San Juan. As you walk around Old San Juan you’ll find a nice variety of museums for art and history lovers as well as a hands-on children’s museum. The new city also offers some great museums from contemporary art to a wildlife museum. including a Wildlife Museum that children will love.
Things to Do for Nature Lovers in San Juan & Around Puerto Rico
If you’re fortunate enough to be enjoying an extended stay in San Juan and are someone who loves nature, birding, and exploring new natural wonders, Puerto Rico is the right vacation destination for you. Take time to venture out of the city and experience Puerto Rico’s more natural side. Yes, the numerous attractions in the city of San Juan are a must-see during your stay, but Puerto Rico offers a variety of things to do for nature lovers that you don’t want to miss.
Go Sightseeing with a Tour Guide
Walking the streets of Old San Juan is nothing short of magnificent and unforgettable, both day and night. In order to really get to know the magic of the city, you would have to spend a few weeks here. If you’re shorter on time, or you simply wish to get to know the city deeper, book a tour with friendly guides offering sightseeing tours around San Juan in unique, fun ways.
Enjoy the Best Golfing in the Caribbean
Puerto Rico is home to the some of the most beautiful golf courses in the Caribbean and the annual PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open. With a fairly short drive from San Juan, you can enjoy golfing amidst the palm trees and water. Or, you may choose to stay at one of the nearby golf resorts and spend a few days visiting San Juan attractions.
Great suggestions! Have fun and take lots of pictures as you explore San Juan Puerto Rico.