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San Juan

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Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas. If you're a history buff, consider adding a trip to San Juan to your holiday itinerary. The steep, narrow streets of the old part of town attract visitors from all over the world, covered in blue cobblestone and lined with charming, centuries-old buildings. The historic fortifications, colonial-era churches, and numerous museums contrast the city's lively resort area, filled with upscale hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs. Whether you're interested in lounging on the idyllic beaches or want to immerse yourself in the city's rich history, a San Juan vacation offers something for everyone. San Juan is in Puerto Rico. Add San Juan and other Puerto Rico destinations to your travel plans using our Puerto Rico holiday builder website .
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Where to stay in San Juan

If you're looking for colonial-era lodgings, explore the streets of the old town area, where many grand buildings house guesthouses and hotels. The neighborhoods of Condado, Ocean Park, and Isla Verde contain the majority of beach resorts, with some glamorous and upscale options sitting alongside more laid-back and family-friendly ones. Rental bungalows just back from the beach, as well as side-street hostels, provide the city's budget-friendly places to stay.
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