How to Spend 36 Hours in San Sebastian

36 hours in San Sebastian would be incomplete without at least one trip to Plaza de la Constitución!

With pristine beaches, a fascinating local culture and the best gastronomic scene in the world, San Sebastian is one of the chicest cities in Spain–make that Europe. And despite its smaller size, it packs a big punch. You could spend a week or more here and still not scratch the surface of this one-of-a-kind gem […]

How to Enjoy San Sebastian in February 2019

The Inudeak eta Artzaiak parade is one of our favorite parts of visiting San Sebastian in February!

The weather may be cold, but with so much going on in San Sebastian in February, you’ll hardly notice the chilly temperatures. After all, you’ll be busy getting immersed in authentic cultural events, spending quality time with your special someone, or sipping on copious amounts of cider and txakoli! San Sebastian in February is pleasantly uncrowded […]

Get Your Caffeine Fix: Where to Find the Best Coffee in San Sebastian

What’s the most important meal of the day? The correct answer isn’t “breakfast”—it’s “anything that involves coffee.” After all, when you find yourself in a new city, you’ll need all the energy you can possibly get to explore. And there’s nothing better than discovering a perfectly cozy little cafe where you can get your caffeine […]

Star-Studded Dining: Top Michelin Restaurants in San Sebastian

San Sebastian in February is the perfect time to experience the city's unbeatable food scene with your special someone. Treat yourselves to a meal at Arzak!

Here in San Sebastian, we’re pretty proud of our city’s status as a must-visit foodie destination—but what sets our gastronomy apart? After all, Spain in general is full of culinary delights and delicious destinations—you can’t really go wrong no matter where you visit! What sets San Sebastian’s food scene apart, though, is its unrivaled collection […]

Where to Eat in San Sebastian: A Foodie Guide

Wondering where to eat in San Sebastian? We love the amazingly fresh seafood at La Mejillonera.

When you find yourself in Europe’s best foodie city, the question of where to eat becomes even more important. San Sebastian is a verified culinary wonderland. Here, rustic pintxos bars stand side-by-side with modern experimental gastro hubs—and both of the above are sure to use fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients to ensure the highest quality. […]

Eat Up: Guide to Tapas in San Sebastian

A pintxos bar crawl is a must during your 36 hours in San Sebastian.

It’s no secret that San Sebastian is one of the world’s best cities for foodies. Locals are proud of the storied gastronomic traditions that draw curious (and hungry!) travelers from all over the world. Part of that, of course, involves tapas! After all, we can’t talk about food in Spain and not mention these tasty bites that […]

The Complete Guide to Semana Grande in San Sebastian

Semana Grande in San Sebastian officially kicks off with the firing of the cannon in the Alderdi Eder gardens on the first evening of the week.

It’s called the “Great Week” for a reason—Semana Grande in San Sebastian is unlike any other festival you’ll ever experience. In fact, it’s more than just a summer festival. It’s a full weeklong citywide street party celebrating Basque culture and heritage, complete with fireworks, live music, and plenty of good food. We look forward to […]

Dive In: Guide to the Best Beaches in San Sebastian

One of the best beaches in San Sebastian—and easily the most famous—is La Concha. Come see why it's been voted one of Europe's best beaches numerous times!

Every summer, without fail, thousands of locals and visitors alike take to San Sebastian’s stunning beaches for some much-needed sun and fun. However, no matter what time of year you find yourself in town, it’s always worth going down to the beach even just for a quick walk. After all, you’re in the city with […]

Winter Wonderland: Visiting San Sebastian in December 2018

The annual Christmas market is a must when visiting San Sebastian in December!

This blog post was originally posted on November 27, 2017, and was updated on November 1, 2018. Basque traditions, familiar holiday celebrations and delicious food converge to create a winter wonderland here in San Sebastian in December. Most people might flock to the city’s sunny shores in the warmer months, but that just means that the […]