Can a destination really make everyone fall in love with it? Or is it just hype and blind love?
In the case of San Sebastián, it is truly true love.
San Sebastián has it all. The coastal city in northern Spain has nature in its greenery and urban beaches with blue waters, and city life in the Centro and Parte Vieja, Old Town – the heart of the city
The culture-rich city is full of sophistication and charm to lure in all the locals and visitors alike.
San Sebastián is known as a culinary mecca, as it holds one of the highest numbers of Michelin stars per square meter, just after Kyoto, Tokyo. And there is something for every budget, from high-end Michelin feasts to bite-sized pintxos along Parte Vieja. It is so easy to indulge.
Pintxos crawls are the best way to learn about the city through taste.
At every pintxo bar, order a drink (wine, txakoli, sidra, vermut, or beer…or all the above) and one or two pintxos, which is known in other parts of Spain as tapas. Every pintxo bar, from the traditional to the modern, has a specialty.
Remember, pace is the trick. And don’t be intimidated. Spaniards are incredibly warm and willing to help.
After the crawl, you can easily burn off all the calories by exploring the city’s beautiful natural, architecture, and mercados, the local markets with the freshest produce, fish, and meats.
Sign up to my newsletter on the sidebar for blog updates and my travel insider tips!