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Our itinerary was changed and we are now going to San Juan...again...for the 3rd of 4th time.  We are disappointed we aren't going to a different island.  Hubby is not a fan of San Juan at all and doesn't even want to get off the boat.  How can I get him off the boat? I am sure we are missing out on something that is there.  We are there from 7am to 1pm.  Two years ago we just walked around and checked out a shop or two and went back on the ship.  We have an 8 and 11 year old that liked the Del Sle store, but wasn't really into looking at the older buildings.  

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You could take the kids to Chocobar Cortes - get 'em all hyped up on sugar and then back to the ship for some pool time to burn it off!  My kids (9&11) are bored of SJ too and will be staying on the ship while I wander for coffee and chocolate 😉

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Have you walked out by the water below the forts? It's a nice walk. I'm not sure I'd say it classifies as fun, but it is something to do and you will see plenty of cats! 

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If they each have a small digital camera or a cell phone, you could put together a scavenger hunt activity....things for them to look for and photograph as you walk around the town.  Maybe make a rule, that they can't both snap a pic of the same exact thing so whoever gets to it first, the 2nd one has to find a different pic to snap.  Umbrella street is neat to see (fortaleza st).  Iguanas, Cats, various flags, statues, etc.

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If you guys like to ride bikes, theres a rental company that will bring the bikes to you in old san juan (not pan American pier). Theres a nice bike path out to escabrom beach area. Good way to get off ship to explore for a few hours.

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We have that same itinerary with San Juan - short amount of time. We are thinking of doing the zip lining to keep the kids entertained - has anyone done that??

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On 11/29/2019 at 11:36 PM, tidygirl said:

Have you walked out by the water below the forts? It's a nice walk. I'm not sure I'd say it classifies as fun, but it is something to do and you will see plenty of cats! 


is this walkable and easy to reach ?

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On 12/21/2019 at 7:26 AM, jean87510 said:

If you guys like to ride bikes, theres a rental company that will bring the bikes to you in old san juan (not pan American pier). Theres a nice bike path out to escabrom beach area. Good way to get off ship to explore for a few hours.

Do you know what company does this? We have been to old San Juan a few times before and hubby loves to bike so this could be fun. Thanks!

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10 minutes ago, deffenm said:

Do you know what company does this? We have been to old San Juan a few times before and hubby loves to bike so this could be fun. Thanks!

San juan bike rentals

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