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This is one of the ports that our ship is landing at -- we have not booked any side trips here, is there stuff to do near the pier? Can you just walk around? Thanks.
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This is one of the ports that our ship is landing at -- we have not booked any side trips here, is there stuff to do near the pier? Can you just walk around? Thanks.
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Roam around Old San Juan, it's a fun place to visit. The Bacardi factory tour is fun as well.
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We have been there three times. The first time we booked an excursion to the Bacardi Rum Factory. That was nice and the ride to the factory was interesting.

One time we took a tour that included the El Moro Fort. Very interesting, too. You can book an excursion or just take a cab there. Our children took a cab there and then returned to Old San Juan and shopped there. They enjoyed that.

We also took an excursion to the Rain Forest. While we enjoyed this trip, I think the Rum Factory and/or El Moro would be my first choices.

Be sure to be on deck as you approach San Juan and when you sail away. The fort is so impressive and passing by it is a wonderful picture opportunity.

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If you are in reasonably good shape, you can walk to El Morro as well. If your port call is a full-day one, I'd recommend including that on your walking "itinerary" if you choose to just walk around. The Old San Juan area is fun to see, lots of shops & little restaurants, historic buildings, cobblestone streets - lots of charm in among the "touristy" stuff. El Morro is a National Park Service historic site, and it's neat to see such an old building (parts date back to the 1500s) with NPS rangers in it!
 
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