San Juan Puerto Rico  >  Attractions & Places to Visit in San Juan Puerto Rico

San Juan Puerto Rico Attractions

There are so many attractions and things to do in San Juan that once here, you’ll never want to leave.  Old San Juan is home to the most popular attractions in the city, interesting sites you won’t find anywhere else in the world.  In Old San Juan all you need is a comfortable set of walking shoes; blue-toned cobblestone streets lead you to a variety of interesting attractions the whole family will enjoy.  During your visit to San Juan you can check off visiting a UNESCO World Heritage sites from your bucket list. Old San Juan’s attractions are world class, one of the many reasons the capital city of Puerto Rico is one of the most popular cruise stop destinations in the Caribbean.

Once you leave Old San Juan you’ll be walking into a modern city where you can enjoy great beaches, casinos, art galleries, great shopping, and much more.

Top Tourist Attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico

For those that unfortunately only have one day to spend in San Juan, we have created a list of top tourists attractions you can’t miss while here.  Most of the popular attractions are in Old San Juan. We are confident that once you get here, you’ll be inspired to come back again to see and experience more of our unique city.  The list is perfect for cruisers with limited time in the city.

Enjoy your visit to the top attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Before we go on, see the following video by the Travel Channel highlighting a few of the most popular attractions in San Juan & El Yunque National Rainforest.

San Juan National Historic Site

San Juan National Historic Site - Top Attraction in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The forts of Old San Juan are must-see attractions, where you’ll step back 500 years in time.  Navigate these massive and magnificent fortifications and explore their tunnels, dungeons, ramps, and barracks.  Bring your camera for the hundreds of gorgeous photo op’s, with the San Juan Bay as the perfect background.  San Juan National Historic Site includes the forts of San Cristóbal, San Felipe del Morro, San Juan de la Cruz (El Cañuelo) and the city walls.   More about San Juan National Historic Site attractions.

The Beaches of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Beaches - Attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico

You’re planning a Caribbean vacation, so of course you want beaches as part of the attractions – San Juan has them.  New San Juan has a variety of beaches, from Miami-style to more laid-back natural settings.  You may be tempted to keep walking the streets of Old San Juan, but be sure to make time to enjoy the beaches of New San Juan.  Spend a beach day at Balneario Escambron, walk, swim, and play at the beaches of Condado, Isla Verde, and Ocean Park.  Whether you want to just sit on a lounge chair and relax or be active doing water sports, New San Juan has a beach for you.  More about the Beaches of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Must-See Scenic Walkways in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Scenic Walkways - Attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Walk on the most romantic and scenic waterfront walkways in the Caribbean – a must-see attraction for couples.  Enjoy views of the beautiful San Juan Bay and walk along the magnificent citywalls that protected the city.  See the industrial side of the San Juan Bay at Bahia Urbana and enjoy the many events and live music often held at the waterfront.  More about Scenic Walkways in San Juan, PR

Landmarks & Monuments in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Landmarks - Attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan is a museum of landmarks and monuments. Enter through the San Juan Gate and enjoy landmarks dating back to colonial times.  Take a photo with the gorgeous Raices fountain as the perfect background.  Visit the Christopher Columbus statue, La Fortaleza, The Capitol Building, the most beautiful cemetery in the Caribbean….and the list goes on.  You’ll need at least a week to see all the attractions in San Juan in detail.  More about Landmarks & Monuments in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Museums in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Museums in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Take a break from the sun and visit museums of art, history, and those often holding entertaining/ interesting events.  Among the museums, you can visit the residence built for Juan Ponce de Leon, where his family members resided.  More about Museums in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Plazas & Squares in San Juan, PR

Plazas & Squares in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The plazas are cultural centers of our city, a place to sit down and relax and enjoy the sights and cultural events that often take place.   More about the Plazas and Squares of San Juan, PR.

Parks & Gardens in San Juan & Metro Area

Parks & Gardens - Attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico

As you walk and drive around the capital city of San Juan, you’ll find plazas, tropical lush green gardens, beachfront parks and mystical places inviting you to slow down and experience the relaxed side of city.  More about the Parks and Gardens of San Juan, PR

Religious Attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Religious Attractions & Places to Visit - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Visit the second oldest church built in the Americas.  Come and pray for a miracle…it just may come true.  Visit the remains of Juan Ponce de Leon.  More about Cathedrals & Religious Attractions in San Juan, PR

Popular Attractions Near San Juan

Map of Attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico

See Full page map



Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Map of Attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico

loading map - please wait...

Map of Attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico: 18.448347, -66.063194

Attractions & Places to Visit on other great destinations in Puerto Rico

San Juan Puerto Rico  >  Attractions & Places to Visit in San Juan Puerto Rico