We can't recommend visiting the local markets enough; ask us about what markets are available on any given day of the week. You'll find native crafts, needlework, ceramics, papier-mâché, paintings, and sculptures all by local artists, as well as open air sellers of clothes, wares and fresh food.
You'll find the best keepsakes and treasures at Calle Fortaleza, Calle San Francisco, and Calle del Cristo, all of which are just a 10-minute walk from the Sheraton Old San Juan.
Looking for something specific? Old San Juan also features quite a few well-known brands and retail shops, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, Dooney & Bourke, Guess, and more. If you're willing to travel a brief six-mile journey, you can visit the Caribbean’s biggest and most contemporary shopping mall at Plaza Las Américas in the district of Hato Rey, which offers more than 200 upscale shops, restaurants, a movie theater, and art galleries.
The Mall of San Juan is the first mall in Puerto Rico, featuring Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. This state-of-the-art, two-level enclosed mall offers exquisite dining and entertainment, with unique retailers and a children’s play area not found anywhere else on the island.