The capital of Puerto Rico is the jewel of the Caribbean. San Juan combines the rich history of the island with the modern amenities of a great resort all at once. You'll wake in a beautiful, fully-furnished hotel room, and from there you'll take to the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan for bars and shops. The beach is always waiting, warm and inviting.

And what makes a trip to PR better than some other tropical locales is the ease of travel: no passport necessary, no changing money. From San Juan, you can easily explore other parts of the island, making for a trip full of mini-vacations. But you'll need some help getting down to the essentials.

Here are 10 reasons to visit San Juan.