in Santo Domingo
Get tee time at the city’s nearest 18-hole golf course.
The city’s youngest museum showcases the history and evolution of media in the Dominican Republic, from television to radio, and the internet up to the 20th century and beyond.
Colonial City, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, Museums
Signature Chinese gates mark the start and end of Santo Domingo’s Barrio Chino. Sculptures dot the streets, from a Chinese monk to life-size lions, and the city’s most authentic Chinese restaurants are found here.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, Shopping
Stroll the romantic streets of the first European settlement in the Americas.
Excursions, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights
At night, the Colonial City comes alive with a solid concentration of casual bars along its multiple narrow, romantic streets, as well as dance spots.
Colonial City, Music + Nightlife
The striking coral and white stone baroque façade—with ceramic designs—was built in the 16th century. It was home to 15 friars sent here from Spain, who also established the adjacent first university in the Americas.
Churches, Colonial City, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, Wedding Venues, Weddings & Romance
Once occupied by nuns, this imposing, former 16th century convent hosts numerous weddings. Renowned Dominican poet Salomé Ureña later turned it into an educational institute for women, before it went back to being a convent.
Churches, Colonial City, Family-Friendly
Forty minutes east of Santo Domingo, Boca Chica’s large bay is home to the majority of marine life thriving on the island of Hispaniola: corals, sponges, octopuses, reef fish, crustaceans, starfish, seahorses, and sole fish.
Scuba Diving + Snorkeling, Water Sports
Downtown Santo Domingo raises the bar and nightlife scenes up several notches. This is where you will want to dress up and sip on cocktails from mixologists, at the most modern lounges and dance clubs.
Music + Nightlife
Built in the shape of a cross, the Columbus Lighthouse stands over the eastern end of Santo Domingo. The remains of Christopher Columbus were located at this site, which doubles as a mausoleum and museum.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, Museums