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Paseo de la Princesa in Old San Juan

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Paseo de la Princesa, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Stroll: Best done in mid-morning or late afternoon, this sultry seaside promenade hugs the massive 17th-century walls along the southern end of Old San Juan. It begins on a leafy, circa-1853 esplanade lined with sculpture and vendors selling piragua (shaved ice drenched in sweet syrup) and leads to the bronze Raíces Fountain. If you turn right, past the San Juan Gate, you’ll come face to face with the bay and the massive San Felipe del Morro fortress.

When to Go: With its year-round temperatures of 83–85 degrees, anytime is great.

Donna Heiderstadt
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