San Juan, Puerto Rico

Lonely Planet Magazine (US) - - Easy Trips -

San Juan is a place where old meets new, where the city’s colo­nial past meshes com­fort­ably with an emerg­ing mod­ern ur­ban­ity. Old San Juan is a walled en­clave with cob­ble­stoned roads, leafy plazas, and his­toric churches and forts. Beyond the walls, mod­ern San Juan is draped with mu­rals, and its mu­se­ums and galleries form a dy­namic art scene. In re­cent years, many in­no­va­tive restau­rants have opened, with farm-to-ta­ble eater­ies beck­on­ing food­ies and ca­sual din­ers alike. The ex­u­ber­ant nightlife – dance clubs, lounges, bars – has long been a high­light, as have San Juan’s daz­zling beaches. In Septem­ber 2017, Hur­ri­cane Maria made land­fall in Puerto Rico, be­com­ing the big­gest storm to im­pact the is­land in 89 years. While San Juan did not es­cape the wrath of the hur­ri­cane, there's no doubt that it will re­build and re­main the en­chant­ing city it's al­ways been.

» Don’t Miss Sim­ply wan­der­ing around Old San Juan, the city’s colo­nial and his­toric heart, is a de­light. All paths even­tu­ally lead to Plaza de Ar­mas, the old city’s main plaza.

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