What’s New in San Juan
By Tracy E. Hopkins for Uptown
San Juan is where sun-and-fun-deprived New Yorkers (and other sun seekers) come to play. Whether you visit often or you’re planning your first trip to Puerto Rico’s Capital City, you’re in for a treat. From the vibrant history and charm of Old San Juan, to the scenic beach in Condado, and the trendy arts and food scene in Santurce, there’s much to do and see in this no-passport-required Caribbean destination. Let us be your guide.
New San Juan
Similar to Miami’s Wynwood Art District, Santurce is peppered with elaborate graffiti art murals and has a bourgeoning food and culture scene. One of the nabe’s newest and hippest eateries, PB Ysla, (318 de Diego Avenue Space #1) is a spinoff of Miami’s Pubbelly Group. Helmed by San Juan native Chef Jose Mendin, the eatery offers a diverse menu with elevate traditional Puerto Rican, Asian and Latin cuisine.