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    Default 10 Things to Do in 24hrs?

    Trying to compile a list of 10 things to do in 24hrs in Santo Domingo.

    Please post your 10 picks that you would consider a perfect day in the capital.

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    Please DO NOT post questions or chit chat, it will just get deleted.
    Let's keep this to list form and on topic.

    Thanks.

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    Something like this.

    1. Visit the gym at...
    2. Breakfast at...
    3. Visit...
    4. Shopping at...
    5. Lunch at...
    6. Spa and massage at...
    7. Visit...
    8. Dinner at...
    9. Dancing at...
    10. Night club and bar at...

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    Sleep at Hotel Meliá, wake up and have breakfast right there.
    Morning: Stroll Colonial Zone, say 3 hours
    Shop for a linen guayavera in Naco
    Lunch at Jade Garden?? SOcorro Sanchez.
    Afternoon: Botanical Gardens
    Workout at Golds Gym
    Shower at Hotel
    Dinner at some place my daughter in law recommends
    Late night at some nice place to kick back and have a good cigar.

    Late night walk along the malecon...

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    My 10:
    Breakfast at La Cafetera del Conde
    Stroll around Zona Colonial - ruins, churches, museums
    Lunch at Adrian Tropical Malecón
    Plaza de la Cultura - choice of museums
    Jardin Botánico
    Back to Zona Colonial for souvenir shopping
    A couple of beers at one of the old colmados
    Dinner at Meson de Bari
    People watching in Plaza España
    Dancing at El Sartén

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    Would basically agree with Chimoya except

    Breakfast at La Cafetera del Conde
    Stroll around Zona Colonial - ruins, churches, museums
    Lunch at Adrian Tropical Malecón
    Plaza de la Cultura - Museum of Dominican Man
    Metro from Plaza de Cultura and stroll round Villa Mella
    Back to Zona Colonial for souvenir shopping
    A couple of beers at one of the old colmados
    Dinner at Meson de Bari
    People watching in Plaza España
    Dancing at El Sartén

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    Yes, I would add a ride of that Metro as part of the package...with my granddaughters..

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    Morning - walk to la Baguette for croisants. Breakfast at my place with breakfast sausage, croisant and OJ.

    walk along malecon for exercise and sea breeze

    lunch - colonial zone HRC as I am a very picky eater

    drink a few beers either at Adrian, Parada 7 or other place on the Malecon, maybe even la base on espana

    dinner at Antonios, Davey Crocketts, Porter House, Briciola etc

    early evening cocktails at plaza de espana

    a few drinks at the terraza at napolitano so my date can hear some baladas

    bar hopping and dancing on avenida venezuela

    late night drinks at jaragua watching merengue band

    number 10 one each list should be a CABANA ;-) Or maybe I would just head home!

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    1. Wake up at the Hotel Santo Domingo and go downstairs for their delicious breakfast buffet and an espresso
    2. Walk over to the malecon and watch the people and the water
    3. Drive down to El Conde and window shop, maybe stop into the Mercado Modelo just to look
    4. Have lunch with the locals at Adrian Tropical on Independencia. [I've never ever seen another non-Dominican in there]
    5. Stop at Helados Bon on Jose Contreras for some coffee ice cream
    6. Take a ride on the Metro from Independencia & Jimenez Moya, just to see what it's like
    7. Go to the Botanical Gardens to walk around - lovely there!
    8. Buy a cake at 'Excellent Cakes' on Independencia, to bring to my in-laws house for dessert.
    9. Have dinner with family
    10. Before going back to the hotel, my husband likes to stop at that drive-up Presidente place on the malecon - he says they're icy cold there.

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    Any other takers or ideas?

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    1) Get a run in the early morning and enjoy the Malecon as the sun rises, then go have breakfast-ask for the latest recommendations.

    2) Spend the late morning at the Jardin Botanico and El Museo Del Hombre Dominicano.

    3) Back to the hotel for a professional massage, a dip in the jacuzzi and a nap.

    4) Get up and do lunch at the restaurant on the same block as the Duque De Wellington hotel(I forget the name). It's a very busy restaurant, great for people watching. The food is OK, typical Dominican fare.

    5) Go to Los Tres Ojos and El Faro A Colon-take lots of photos.

    6) Go see a flick at any of the movie theatres in Santo Domingo.

    7) Back to the hotel, then catch dinner at the El Conde restaurant in the Hotel Peñalba, another great people-watching spot.

    8) Take a romantic stroll around the Zona to walk off dinner and to soak up the atmosphere as the sun goes down.

    9) Enjoy some cold Presidentes at one of the restaurants across from Diego Colon's house.

    10) End the evening dancing the night away pretty much anywhere(the hot spots change all the time, so get the latest info right here on DR1) but try the disco at the cave(forgot what it's called). It's pretty cool if you've never been there.

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    "4) Get up and do lunch at the restaurant on the same block as the Duque De Wellington hotel(I forget the name). It's a very busy restaurant, great for people watching. The food is OK, typical Dominican fare."

    If thats the one at Pasteur and Independencia it's Villar Hermonos.

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