JetBlue offers a daily nonstop flight from Reagan National to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel La Playa
6 Amapola St., Isla Verde-Carolina
Oceanfront boutique hotel near many tourist attractions and nightlife. Rooms from $160 in season.
La Concha Beach Resort
1077 Ashford Ave.
Stylish beachfront resort in San Juan’s busy Condado neighborhood. Rooms from $199.
WHERE TO EAT
El Departamento de la Comida
1063 Ave. Las Palmas
Artsy warehouse in an out-of-the-way neighborhood, selling farm fresh organic vegetables, fruits, herbs and other local products. Serves vegetarian lunches at community-style tables Tuesday-Friday. Tapas-sized plates start at $4.
176 Calle Duffaut
Creative Puerto Rican cooking. Lively bar and restaurant scene at this old house on a side street next to La Placita, San Juan’s main fruit and vegetable market. No sign out front; get there early. Entrees start at $12.
107 Calle Tetuan
Cozy restaurant in the cobblestone back streets overlooking the harbor in Old San Juan. Fresh fish, creamy fruit smoothies and other creative vegetarian dishes. Dinner only. Entrees start at $17.
Abracadabra Counter Cafe
1661 Ave. Ponce de Leon
Great brunch, wraps, panini and fresh juices at this bohemian-style cafe. Occasional special events and live music. Entrees start around $7.
Pure & Natural
1125 Ashford Ave.
Small, casual cafe and juice bar serving freshly made sandwiches, salads and daily specials. Entrees start at $10.
La Jaquita Baya
Corner of Ave. Fernandez Juncos and 801 Estado St.
In a residential neighborhood off the tourist track. Creative tapas and full menu with Spanish and Caribbean flavors. Entrees start at $14.