The forts are similar, yet different enough that kids will enjoy exploring them both. El Morro is the larger of the two and you can take the free trolley between them or walk, they are about a mile apart.
El Yunque is the only rainforest in the United States forest system, and it is worth a visit. Feel free to explore on your own or go with a guided tour.
My kids hate shopping, unless we are buying souvenirs for them. I love strolling through Old San Juan and exploring the local stores and colorful old buildings.
We went on a night time Puerto Rico kayak tour to Laguna Grande in Fajardo. Younger kids can ride with mom or dad, and the older kids can actually help paddle and steer the kayak.
Our new favorite is the Mallorca sandwich (see below from Pinky’s), but we also love platanos (fried plantains), chicharrones de pollo (Puerto Rican fried chicken), and arroz con pollo (chicken and rice).
Many hotels have private beaches, but there are public beaches as well. Luquillo Beach is our favorite place to spend a day playing in the sand.
There are plenty of opportunities to zip line in Puerto Rico. Tailored for visitors aged 8 to 68, Campo Rico Ziplining was one of our favorite experiences on the island.
San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino – great location in Condado district, beautiful pools and waterslides, right on the beach.