The Island is alive at night, so you won't be bored after the sun goes down. Major hotels have both nightclubs and casinos, which stay open late into the evening.
Hotels draw a lively mix of tourists and locals, particularly in the San Juan area. Casinos are smaller and more discreet than the flashy gaming parlors of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Several hotels have long-running musical shows, which range in content from flamenco to contemporary American music.
The Centro de Bellas Artes, on Ponce de León Avenue in downtown Santurce, is home to symphonic, dance, operatic, theatrical and popular music productions. Various theatrical and musical productions are also held at the Tapia Theatre in Old San Juan and on the University of Puerto Rico campus. Large concerts take place at the Jose' Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (also known as the Choliceo), the Hiram Bithorn Stadium and Roberto Clemente Coliseum, across from Plaza Las Américas on Roosevelt Avenue. Behind the athletic facilities in the Muñoz Marín Park is a more intimate ampitheater, where jazz and other concerts are held.
San Juan is filled with nightclubs and bars that have live entertainment. A few nights a week, jazz is performed at different establishments in Old San Juan, Isla Verde and Condado, as well as in other areas. Live rock and roll and raggaeton music can also be heard frequently at Island nightspots. For lively local music, try the bars along Calle San Sebastián in Old San Juan. Discotheques include Club Laser in Old San Juan, Club Liquid in Santurce and Brava at the San Juan Hotel and Casino in Isla Verde, among others.
Centers of nightlife activity include Ashford Avenue and Isla Verde Avenue, which run along the beaches in Condado and Isla Verde, respectively. Old San Juan is also home to several night spots. Lively areas include Plaza Colón and Plaza de Armas, Fortaleza Street and Recinto Sur. Don't pass up the chance to walk down San Sebastián Street on a weekend evening, which is lined with establishments offering food, drinks and music. Puerto Ricans and tourists of all ages are drawn to the street's festive atmosphere. Ocean Park is also popular among the under-30 set. The establishments surrounding the Plaza del Mercado in Santurce, between Baldorioty de Castro and Ponce de León Avenues near Calle Canals, have become popular with San Juan's young urban professionals on Thursday and Friday nights.
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