Winter Wonderland: Visiting San Sebastian in December 2019

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 6, 2019. 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 […]

What to Do in San Sebastian in November 2019

The holidays in San Sebastian are the perfect time to get out and explore the city with fewer crowds.

This blog post was originally posted on October 2, 2018 and was updated on October 2, 2019.  Fall days get chillier and crisper late in the season, but that doesn’t mean you should skip visiting San Sebastian in November! In fact, if you’re looking for a true autumn experience, it’s the best time of year to […]

Our Favorite Things to Do in San Sebastian in October 2019

One of the best beaches in San Sebastian for surfers is Zurriola Beach, a fun and youthful hangout with great waves.

When you visit San Sebastian in fall, you’ll miss the summer crowds and slip seamlessly into local life. Crisp temperatures ranging from 12–18 degrees C (54–65 degrees F) make autumn feel much more present than in warmer, more southerly parts of Spain. Throw in some spooky festivities, and you’ve got all the makings of fall […]

What Responsible Tourism in San Sebastian Looks Like

Solo travel in San Sebastian means you can spend as much time on the beach as you want.

If you haven’t been to San Sebastian yet, we bet it’s on your radar. And you aren’t alone: the number of visitors to this city in northern Spain increased 10% last year. Overtourism in San Sebastian? “San Sebastian has many beautiful neighborhoods but tourism concentrates mostly in its Old Town,” said Ania, our Operations Manager […]

San Sebastian in September 2019: Our Favorite Activities & Events

San Sebastian in February sees some pretty incredible waves.

This blog post was originally posted on July 30, 2018 and was updated on August 6, 2019.  Unlike in the south of Spain, where temperatures still feel quite summery until October, San Sebastian actually takes on a magical fall feeling as autumn draws near. Aside from a bit of rain, the weather is mostly pleasant and […]

Pack Your Bags: Top Day Trips from San Sebastian

Not sure what there is to do in San Sebastian on Sundays? Take a day trip to a charming nearby town, like Biarritz!

This blog post was originally posted on June 12, 2018 and was updated on July 12, 2019. With rugged mountain landscapes and stunning sea views, it’s easy to fall in love with San Sebastian and the surrounding region. We might be biased, but we like to think San Sebastian—or the Basque Country in general—is one […]

Behind the Bite: Idiazabal Cheese

Idiazabal cheese with quince paste and walnuts is one of the typical Basque desserts.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Drive from San Sebastian out to the idyllic Basque countryside beyond city limits, and suddenly you’ll find yourself in another world. As the landscape gets even more lush and green and the sounds of Spanish […]

How to Enjoy San Sebastian in August 2019

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

This blog post was originally posted on July 6, 2018 and was updated on July 1, 2019. If you plan on coming to San Sebastian in August, good choice—you couldn’t have picked a better time of year to visit. Gorgeous weather: check. Beaches: check. Lots going on: check. Suffice it to say that if you […]

The Ultimate Day Trip to Pamplona from San Sebastian

Historic Plaza del Castillo is a must-visit on your day trip to Pamplona from San Sebastian.

If you’ve seen or heard anything about Pamplona, it probably has to do with the famous Sanfermines festival—but the Navarrese capital has much more going for it. We’re talking a lively restaurant and bar scene, a stunning medieval old town, breathtaking natural landscapes and more—all just an hour south of San Sebastian. A day trip […]

Where to Eat in San Sebastian’s Centro Neighborhood

Carrillera, or Iberian pork cheek, is one of our favorite dishes at La Fábrica.

It’s no secret that San Sebastian is a foodie paradise if there ever was one. Whether you’re splurging at one of the myriad Michelin restaurants in San Sebastian or rubbing elbows with the locals at your neighborhood pintxos bar, this is a city meant to be experienced through taste. And no neighborhood embodies the essence […]