Welcome Summer: What to Do in San Sebastian in June

Going to the beach is easily our favorite thing to do in San Sebastian in June.

Summer is here, and the sunny shores of San Sebastian are calling your name. We’re kind of obsessed with the fabulous weather and great vibes present throughout San Sebastian in June, so it probably comes as no surprise that it’s one of the best times of year to visit. Yes, a lot of other people […]

Behind the Bite: Basque Cider

Basque cider is a true social experience that goes far beyond the drink itself.

In the midst of the animated chatter that fills any Basque cider house during the high season, only one word truly matters: “¡Txotx!” That lone syllable—pronounced “choch”—is enough to empty every seat in the room as diners make their way to the massive barrels that hold the Basque Country’s single greatest alcoholic treasure. The interjection […]

Grocery Stores in San Sebastian: The Complete Foodie Guide

Grocery shopping in San Sebastian means skipping the big chain stores and heading to a locally owned gourmet shop to find the best quality products.

As the unofficial yet undisputed foodie capital of Europe, it’s no surprise that San Sebastian is home to every kind of grocery store under the sun. Yes, you could just pop into any chain supermarket and find whatever it is you need and then some. But where’s the fun in that? Throughout southern Europe, specialty grocery […]

Menús del Día in San Sebastian: 5 Great Lunch Specials

Here in San Sebastian—and throughout Spain, actually—we take the menú del día pretty seriously. We mean, what’s not to love about a delicious lunch that leaves you feeling comfortably full and barely makes a dent in your wallet? It’s one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to eat like a local here in the […]

Our Favorite Wine Tastings in San Sebastian

Northern Spain is home to some of the absolute best wine in the country—which makes chic San Sebastian an ideal spot for a wine tasting. You’ve got your crisp Basque txakolis, classic riojas, underrated gems from nearby Navarra—when it comes to wines to order in San Sebastian, you’re spoiled for choice. But why limit yourself […]

Spring Has Sprung: What to Do in San Sebastian in April 2019

If you're visiting San Sebastian in April, you're in luck. It's such a gorgeous time of year to enjoy the great views!

San Sebastian is gorgeous at any time of year, but there’s something special about the way the city brightens up in April. After a dreary, drizzly winter, spring is officially here, and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s still a bit too chilly to enjoy the fabulous beaches in San Sebastian, but with temperatures reaching […]

Top 13 Festivals in San Sebastian You Won’t Want to Miss

When it comes to festivals in San Sebastian, Semana Grande is a must!

Anyone who knows anything about Spain knows that we’re always ready to party. And while Basque culture is quite different in many ways, the same rings true. As a result, there are so many great festivals taking place in San Sebastian throughout the year. If you’re looking to get immersed in Basque culture and celebrate […]