Plaza Las Américas
Plaza Las Américas (525 Avenida Frankling Delano Roosevelt, Hato Rey) –– The island’s first big mall and still the largest in the Caribbean, Plaza, as it is known by locals, is a world unto itself. Even by U.S. standards, it’s a remarkable place with top-name retailers, full-service restaurants, a Cineplex, two food courts, a spa, and hair stylists. Retail outlets include Macy’s, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, and Guess, as well as high-quality designer boutiques, with over 300 stores in all. There is also a U.S. post office, branches of all major island banks, and a full medical and office center. There are often shows and special events — from boat and racecar exhibits to fashion shows and concerts — taking place along its hallways. There’s action from morning to night, and it’s a quick trip from any San Juan hotel.