San Sebastian, located on the glittering coast of Spain’s Basque Country, is paradise for pleasure seekers of all persuasions. Unwind on Playa de la Concho, an expansive stretch of golden sand considered one of Europe’s finest city beaches. If you need a break from the heat, seek refuge in chic designer boutiques of La Parte Vieja.

    For food and drink lovers, San Sebastian is simply heaven. Nothing beats crawling between friendly local bars, sampling heavenly Basque country tapas as you go. Feast on succulent fried shrimp and spicy chorizo sausage, and sample ice cold, locally produced white and rosé wines.

    What to see & do in San Sebastian

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    • 10 Best Things to Do in San Sebastian

      San Sebastian is famed for its beaches, quaint Old Town and first-class restaurants. Known as Donostia in Basque, you’ll find a great choice of cultural events and a strong regional character here. The Old Town hosts a great scene of local eateries, markets and shops, as well as many landmarks around an impressive cathedral. From La Concha Beach to...

    Where & what to eat in San Sebastian

    • 9 Reasons Why San Sebastian Food Will Amaze You

      San Sebastian, on Spain’s north coast, is perhaps not your first thought when you’re listing European capitals of cuisine. However, its reputation is growing fast, helped along by a remarkable list of international accolades. The unique culture, superb ingredients, and creative preparations have helped create an outstanding destination for those who like to savour a good meal. If you need...

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    • San Sebastian Travel Essentials

      Our San Sebastian Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Spain. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I...

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