Getaway alert: Travel from Greenville to San Juan

If you're looking to escape to the tropics, head to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the destination with the top spot on the New York Times' list of places to visit in 2019. The island's capital and largest city faces the Atlantic Ocean, and it has plenty to offer.

Plan to visit both the Isla Verde resort strip, known for its bars, nightclubs and casinos and Old San Juan, which features colorful Spanish colonial buildings, cobble-stoned streets and 16th-century landmarks. There is also the Paseo de la Princesa bayside promenade, a number of imposing fortresses and the close proximity to El Yunque National Forest, all of which are worth visiting.

Whether you’re trying to jet set ASAP or you’re looking to plan your travels around upcoming deals, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Greenville and San Juan, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in San Juan to get you excited about your next excursion.

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Cheapest San Juan flights

The cheapest flights between Greenville and San Juan are if you leave on May 10 and return from Puerto Rico on May 13. Frontier Airlines currently has tickets for $282, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had in June. If you fly out of Greenville on June 13 and return from San Juan on June 18, United can get you there and back for $416 roundtrip.

Top San Juan hotels

Regarding where to stay, here are some of San Juan’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

The Hotel El Convento (100 Cristo St. Old, San Juan)

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If you're looking to splurge on top quality, consider The Hotel El Convento. The hotel has a 4.9-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $280.

This San Juan boutique hotel is located in the historical district, near the Museo del Nino's, San Juan Cathedral and the Puerta de San Juan.  

The Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino (1309 Ashford Ave.)

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There's also the 4.7-star rated The Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino, which has rooms for $261/night.

This beachfront resort is close to the Plaza del Mercado and Condado Beach. Additional attractions include the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

The La Concha Resort: A Renaissance Hotel (1077 Ashford Ave.)

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A third option is The La Concha Resort: A Renaissance Hotel. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $209/night.

Top picks for dining and drinking

If you're looking for a popular spot to grab a bite, San Juan has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a few from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.

Kasalta (1966 Mc Leary)

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One of San Juan's most popular restaurants is Kasalta, which has an average of 4.6 stars out of 29 reviews on Skyscanner.

Santaella (219 Calle Canals)

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Another popular dining destination is Santaella, with five stars from 10 reviews.

"Santaella celebrates the roots of the island and incorporates techniques, flavors and fusions from around the world into its food," wrote reviewer www.puertorico-rentals.com.  

El Jibarito (280 Calle Sol)

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Also worth considering is El Jibarito. It checks in with 4.9 stars from 12 reviews.

"This is San Juan dining at its best," wrote Aaron.  

What to see and do in San Juan

To round out your trip, San Juan offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are some top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

Old San Juan (San Juan)

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First up is Old San Juan., with 4.9 stars out of 152 reviews.

"Old San Juan was beautiful. I highly recommend coming here if you're interested in learning about history, local food, museums and more," wrote visitor Sofia.

Castillo San Felipe del Morro (501 Calle Norzagaray)

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Then, there's the Castillo San Felipe del Morro. It has 4.7 stars from 123 reviews on Skyscanner.

Constructed in 1540, this six-story fort hides a warren of prison cells, barracks and hallways. It was attacked on many occasions by both English and Dutch forces. It is listed in the National Historic Register.

The Bacardi Rum Factory (Cataño)

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Finally, consider checking out The Bacardi Rum Factory, with 4.6 stars from 82 reviews. 

See how Bacardi is made and sample it on a tour of the Bacardi Rum Factory.

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