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Old September 9th, 2006, 05:13 PM
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What would you suggest a couple in their early 50s doing from 5:00 p.m. until midnight for fun? Any ideas on restaurants or entertainment? We will be going the week after Thansgiving on the Carnival Victory.
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Old September 10th, 2006, 02:47 AM
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Hi Karenj, not many options at that time but the ship docks in the old city, so just walk around the old town.
There are some stores open, places to eat and drink but the best thing is to walk around and be by the fort as the sun sets.
If you need additioanl information or maybe a tour company that is offering a special tour , you can find one at www.puertoricoplanner.com click on sightseeing and then on expert.
have a great time
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Old September 10th, 2006, 09:20 AM
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Addition to original question: How safe is San Juan after dark? Is it okay to just wander around? Do we have to worry about where we would wander?
Condbahia- I have found info on an evening history tour of the city, and a ghost tour that both sould like a good way to learn about the town in a group setting. We are also in SJ from 5 to 12- not till January, tho!
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A group of us will be in San Juan in January on my Birthday. We are planning on walking around Old San Juan (I've been before), but would like to stop for drinks and maybe an early dinner somewhere to celebrate. Any suggestions on restaurants would be greatly appreciated.
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We love the restaurant "Baru." This is a great place in Old San Juan that has about as good of "Tapas" as we've had anywhere. The bar there is incredible as is service and decor.

If you like to share "little plates," this is the place for you.
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Old September 16th, 2006, 07:12 PM
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That sounds good chuck, does it have outside seating?
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There are a few restaurant reviews posted if you do a google search.

There is no outside dining to my knowledge. (Maybe in back but I don't think so.

The address is 150 Sebastian and the telephone number is (787) 977-7107

I hope thos helps. Have a great dinner. Boy am I jealous.
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Old September 17th, 2006, 12:53 PM
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Thanks Chuck. This is just the kind of place we are looking for.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 06:44 PM
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We have been to Old San Juan numerous times and have never had a bad experience. There are numerous outstanding restraurants within three-four blocks of the cruise ship. They are never crowded before 7 or 8. Also, there is a lovely waterfront walk -- when you leave the cruise ship walk to the left about three blocks. There are street vendors, entertainers (on weekends at least), and a lovely fountain along the walk. It stretches to El Moro and provides lovely sunsets and photo ops. There are also carriage rides which are reasonable and give you a 'horse's eye view' of Old San Juan. Enjoy!
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We'll be in San Juan in two weeks!!! We made reservations at Carli Cafe http://www.carlicafeconcierto.com/

It seems real nice. The music starts at 8p.m. Carli is a world-renown jazz pianist. Can't wait!!
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we will also be on victory in nov. i think we are just walking around on own.it's our 1st cruise.
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Is there not also supposed to be some sort of a flamenjo show in Old San Juan? Anyone gone or know how to get tickets?

BTW I saw this site that has lots of info on it:

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Princess Cruise\Sightseeing - Puerto Rico.htm

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