San Juan P.R.

Old Sep 6th, 2005, 02:49 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 87
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
San Juan P.R.

Our cruise has an odd stay at San Juan. 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. No excursion plans for the evening. Any ideas of what to do for an evening of good dining and entertainment ?
neviboy is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2005, 07:08 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 8,219
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'd spend the afternoon sightseeing in San Juan, and the evening on the ship. I'm cheap, and I figure I already paid for the meals and shows.
abram is offline  
Old Sep 7th, 2005, 02:49 PM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 87
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
One of the pleasures of visiting towns and countries is to mingle with 'locals' and enjoy their foods and drinks and way of living.
In a large city I usually wind up at locally popular places where it's fun to mingle. But with short time, this is the reason for my question.
neviboy is offline  
Old Sep 8th, 2005, 06:59 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 123
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
With the limited time you have the best area for sightseeing is Old San Juan. Then go for a fantastic dinner at any number of restaurants. My choice would Parrot Club or Dragonfly, great eclectic food and very trendy. Both open at 6pm, don't accept advance reservations, and get packed so an early dinner after sightseeing is perfect. There is also a great tapas restaurant at the El Convento hotel, the name escapes me at this point.

While your timing doesn't allow you to see the rel beauty of Puerto Rico, which is outside of San Juan, it still allows for a way to learn the history and experience the cuisine.
Golfergal is offline  
Old Sep 8th, 2005, 04:40 PM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 87
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks golfergal. Too bad my clubs stay home on all cruises. S.W.M.B.O. sees to that !!. A friend advised going to El San Juan Hotel. An alternative to your suggestions ?
We had a full day sightseeing, last year, with lunch at El Convento. I would like to spend a week there !!
neviboy is offline  
Old Sep 8th, 2005, 04:55 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 10,151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Have you seen the Spanish forts, El Morro or San Cristobal? Pretty cool sights.
jacketwatch is offline  
Old Sep 19th, 2005, 08:55 AM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 87
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I was told that a casino/hotel is situated close to the docks. Is this correct and what is the name of it ?
neviboy is offline  
Old Sep 24th, 2005, 12:58 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 27
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There are two. The Sheraton and Wyndham. Both nice. Have a pina colada at marias bar. Best in the world!!!
I believe it is on cristo street.
Pinson is offline  
Old Sep 25th, 2005, 08:02 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 123
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Neviboy,
El San Juan Hotel is another great option for your limited time. The beach is OK, the casino is nice, and there are a lot of dining options (and shopping too). Depending on when you are going, you might be advised to make dinner reservations in advance. I have not been to it, but I think there is a restaurant at the top with a view.

As jacketwatch said, if you have not been to the forts, they are interesting. The Sheraton Old San Juan (used to be a Wyndham) is near the older port in OSJ and a good casino near the port. Not sure your type of entertainment, but there is now a Senior Frogs around the corner from the Sheraton. Very commercial for those of us who remember the original "rustic" ones, but still can be a lot of fun.

As you can tell, I'm one of the few fans of San Juan. People just forget it is a city and expect a quaint island town.

Have fun and let us know what you do. As for the golf, the island courses (with several very notable exceptions) are not my preference. Bermuda, now you have to golf there!
Golfergal is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
luluk
Caribbean Islands
7
Feb 16th, 2007 06:17 AM
longhorn_gal
Caribbean Islands
10
Feb 1st, 2007 11:39 AM
mom929
Caribbean Islands
7
Nov 28th, 2005 11:41 AM
loractown
Caribbean Islands
10
Oct 4th, 2005 07:04 PM
flygirl
Caribbean Islands
11
Aug 15th, 2005 05:44 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:20 PM.