Old San Juan
El Yunque Rainforest
Camuy Caves

Local Attractions

Explore historical places in San Juan.

The Doubletree by Hilton San Juan is perfectly situated so as to allow guests to take advantage of the astounding assortment of activities, nightlife and attractions the city has to offer.

Stroll the cobbled streets in the walled city of Old San Juan, which is lined with Spanish townhouses decorated with ornate wrought-iron balconies. Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, perched on a rocky peninsula, offers stunning panoramic views of the entire city. San Juaneros, the name locals affectionately gave themselves, head to the pristine sands of Isla Verde Beach to swim and snorkel in the calm, clear waters. At nearby Luquillo Beach, families swim in the calm waters.

To help with your travel planning, our staff has compiled a list of the most popular San Juan attractions:

Ocean Park Beach

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Set mere steps from our hotel and enjoy our exclusive beach club with chairs, towels and beach attendant. The residential neighborhood east of Condado and west of Isla Verde is home to a 1-mile stretch of golden sand. Windsurfers say the conditions here are nearly perfect. The tranquil beach is popular with young people, particularly on weekends.

Condado Beach

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Beach bars, water-sports outfitters, and chair-rental places abound at this beach located east of Old San Juan and west of Ocean Park. The protected water at the small stretch of beach west of the Condado strip right next to Puente Dos Hermanos is particularly calm and popular with families.

Puerto Rico Museum of Arts

Puerto Rico Museum of Art

Walk for just two blocks and you’ll discover one of the biggest museums in the Caribbean, this beautiful neoclassical building was once the San Juan Municipal Hospital. The collection of Puerto Rican art starts with works from the colonial era, most of them commissioned for churches. There's much more to the museum, including a beautiful garden filled with a variety of native flora and a 400-seat theater that's worth seeing for its remarkable hand-crocheted lace curtain.

Luis A. Ferre Performing Arts Center

Luis A. Ferre Performing Arts Center

Just steps away from the hotel. With four different theaters, the largest of which holds up to 1,900 people, this is the largest venue of its kind in the Caribbean. You’ll find it just a short stroll from our hotel. There's something going on nearly every night, from pop or jazz concerts to plays, operas, and ballets. It's also the home of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.

Old San Juan

Old San Juan

Home to the centuries-old fortresses El Morro and San Cristóbal, Old San Juan charms with its cobblestone streets and amazing museums. No visit to San Juan is complete without visiting the old town's historic and cultural sites, such as the Cathedral de San Juan, which houses the crypt of Juan Ponce de León.

La Fortaleza

La Fortaleza

The office and residence of the governor of Puerto Rico is the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere, and has served as the island's seat of government for more than 3 centuries. Its history goes back even further than that to 1533, when construction began on a fortress to protect San Juan's Spanish settlers during raids by Carib tribesmen and pirates. The original medieval towers remain, but as the edifice was subsequently enlarged into a palace, other genres of architecture and ornamentation were also incorporated, including baroque, Gothic, neoclassical, and Arabian.

El Yunque Rainforest

El Yunque Rainforest

Only a half hour from San Juan, discover beauty and adventure exploring EL Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico’s largest natural treasure and the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Park System. Named by the Spanish for its anvil-shaped peak, El Yunque is a photographer's and hiker's paradise, with waterfalls, wild orchids, giant ferns, towering tabonuco trees, and sierra palms.

Placita de Santurce

Placita de Santurce

A vibrant area filled with bustling bars and a colorful market. This funky district is the perfect place for hunt for unique souvenirs or to some local cuisine. Chat with local residents and embrace the warm culture of San Juan.

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