City Spotlight: San Juan, Puerto Rico: The New Year’s Destination

Posted on December 24, 2012

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Learn about your favorite cities with maps!  At DaVinci Business Graphics, we provide maps of the countries, states, and cities that interest you.  Today, we shine our city spotlight on San Juan, Puerto Rico: the New Year’s Destination. 

 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico has continuously topped the charts as one of the best places to ring in the New Year.  But before we go into the New Year’s festivities, let’s talk a bit about the city of San Juan.

 

Puerto Rico‘s capital city is the second oldest European-established city in the Americas.  Originally founded by Juan Ponce de Leon in the early 1500s, San Juan became one of Spain’s most important sea ports in the Americas.  After long periods of prosperity, Puerto Rico became the focus of a power struggle between the US and Spain.  Spain ceded the island to the United States in 1898.

 

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San Juan’s historic district, Old San Juan, is one of the most visited attractions in the city.  It offers museums, hotels, historical buildings, and beautiful beaches.  During the New Year, the entire city literally blows up.  Fireworks, all-night celebrations and bonfires make this one of the best cities in which to ring in the New Year.

 

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What else does San Juan have going for it?  Amazing cocktails and some of the friendliest locals of any tourist city in the western hemisphere.  While everyone else is freezing out in the January cold, celebrate the New Year on the warm, sunny beaches of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

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If you want to learn more about unique cities across the US, try a map.  Maps show you great local places to visit and help you navigate busy streets.  For wall maps, map books, and digital maps of Puerto Rico’s highways and points of interest, contact DaVinci Business Graphics.

 

Contact DaVinci Business Graphics today.  Find the map that’s just right for you. 

 

 

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