It was wonderful to get back to San Juan for the second time this year. The largest city in Puerto Rico also serves as its capital. We love it for its tropical climate, vibrant people and because we have friends here who can serve as our tour guides when we drop in. (Thanks, Sari and Aaron.)
I've discovered some activities that you can do to have the best day trip in San Juan.
Try these delights on this beautiful island.
Hike around Castillo de San Cristobal or Castillo San Felipe de Morro (at left) and you'll find great views of the ocean while learning about the history fending off invasions and in the Spanish-American War.
The Crabbers are 12-time champions, the most in history of Puerto Rican pro ball, and rosters have included Hall of Famers such as Roberto Clemente, Satchel Paige, Orlando Cepeda, Willie Mays and Josh Gibson.
Tickets are just $5, and the energy was fun -- music plays over the PA system all night long, even while play is ongoing in the field -- despite there being just more than 500 fans at the game we saw.
This visit we tried Medalla Light, an award-winner in the light beer category.
You also might like Magna, and Presidente is also very popular. This clean, crisp honey-colored brew is Puerto Rico's top-selling light beer and has won a range of awards in global beer competitions, including the Monde Selection in Brussels and at the North American Beer Awards and Australian International Beer Awards.