About Angela A
Lives in Louisville, Kentucky
Since Oct 2012
I love to travel. I am not happy unless I am planning a new adventure, returning to a beloved city, or blazing a trail to somewhere I have never been before. My favorite places in the world are London, New Orleans, Disneyland, and Salem, Massachusetts. I also love to write about everything and anything to do with travel. I have penned travel guides for TripAdvisor on Jamaica, Nassau, Charleston, Savannah, Nashville, Punta Cana, Kissimmee, San Juan, Panama City Beach, and Phoenix.
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Historic Sites
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Parks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Bars & Clubs
Forests, Waterfalls, Parks
Other Outdoor Activities
Observation Decks & Towers
The Waffle-era Tea Room offers a fun, laid back environment, often bordering on delightful eccentricity. The Belgian Waffles come in so many different varieties, so it is a great idea for everyone in your party to order something different and taste test!
The Paseo de la Princesca is a beautiful promenade with shops, street vendors, restaurants, and gorgeous views. Visitors can enter the walk at the city walls that surround San Juan.
This amazing fortress has protected Puerto Rico for hundreds of years, and now visitors flock to this imposing structure to explore its link to military history. A World Heritage Site, it offers amazing views and knowledgeable insights on Puerto Rico, and the specific role that Castillo San Felipe del Morro has played in its defense.
The concept at Casa Cortes ChocoBar must be experienced to be believed! This unique eatery integrates chocolate into just about everything on the menu, offering plenty of new, creative tastes to delight your taste buds. Stop in for a full meal, or just a chocolate shot or two when you need to refuel.
Old San Juan is made up of myriad historic buildings, shops, restaurants, and exciting attractions. Visitors can easily spend entire days exploring this unique, fun-filled area.
Calle del Cristo is a street in Old San Juan that is paradise for shoppers! Boasting galleries, unique shops, big name stores, and everything in between, this is a great place to get your shopping fix in a historic, beautiful atmosphere.
The San Juan Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in all of San Juan, and is also proud to be the second oldest cathedral in the Americas! This elegant, Gothic structure is absolutely free to visit, however, donations are accepted and appreciated.
This lovely little park sits at the end of Calle del Cristo, and it is a haven for pigeons of all shapes, colors, and sizes. They often arrive in large groups, gathering about whichever human seems to be throwing the most food! This is a great place to relax after shopping or sightseeing.
La Cucina di Ivo offers Italian Mediterranean food in a cozy courtyard. Their portions are large, and the ambiance is warm and inviting. The staff are also very helpful! They will take the time to explain menu items in great detail.
The Nuyorican Cafe is a nightclub right in the heart of Old San Juan that celebrates the art of salsa! Free lessons are even given, so you can learn a few new moves to try out back home. This place is energetic, fun, and absolutely memorable.
The El Yunque Rain Forest is one of Puerto Rico's natural treasures! Visitors from all across the globe come to experience its cool breezes, unparallelled views, hiking trails, and waterfalls.
Set within El Yunque National Rain Forest, El Yunque Peak offers unbelievable views. With several different trail options available to reach the summit, visitors claim that they feel as if they are in another world altogether when get their first view from the top!
Also situated within El Yunque, the Yokahu Observation Tower offers majestic views of the ocean, the old San Juan forts, and the surrounding mountainside. There are 98 steps to the top, and the climb is definitely worth it!
Another must-see within the El Yunque Rain Forest, visitors may take either the La Mina Trail or the Big Tree Trail to access a waterfall that should most definitely be on a postcard. Hikers may even swim in the pool at the bottom of the falls. There is no fee, but be advised that it can get pretty crowded.
Luquilla Beach offers fewer crowds than San Juan's center, a reef-protected shore, and miles of white sand. Visitors love the calm waves and the lines of swaying palm trees. Although a bit of a hike from the city center, it's worth it, and situated very close to the El Yunque National Rain Forest makes it convenient to visit the two destinations in the same day.