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. […]

How to Be a Good Tourist: San Sebastian Edition

Our favorite part of responsible travel in San Sebastian: discovering all the great locally owned bars and restaurants the city has in store!

Don’t miss the rest of our responsible tourism guides: MADRID | BARCELONA | SEVILLE | LISBON | ROME Traveling has never been as easy as it is now, which means that now it’s more important than ever to be a responsible traveler. After all, don’t we all want to make cities better for those who live […]

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

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

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 […]

The Essential Guide to Street Art in San Sebastian

Street art in San Sebastian

All throughout the world, street art is becoming an ubiquitous part of local culture. Once considered to be a universal symbol denoting no-go areas in cities across the globe, graffiti has taken on a new meaning in the past several years. Today, colorful works of street art and intricate murals, often by locally renowned artists, […]

Topa! Where to Drink Txakoli in San Sebastian

When learning Basque phrases, pronunciation is key. The tx, like in "txakoli," is pronounced like the "ch" sound in English.

When it comes to San Sebastian’s renowned culinary scene, the fun doesn’t just stop with the food. To really experience the gastro goodness to the fullest, be sure to wash everything down with a refreshing local drink. Our choice: txakoli! It’s hard to come by outside of northern Spain, so be sure to get your fix while you’re […]

Kaixo, 2019! Spending New Year’s Eve in San Sebastian

The last of all the many festivals in San Sebastian: the one and only New Year's Eve!

This blog post was originally posted on November 23, 2017, and was updated on October 19, 2018. Out with the old, in with the new—and there’s no better place to celebrate than San Sebastian! With its glamorous beaches and picturesque winding streets filled with bars and restaurants serving the best food in Europe, it’s no wonder […]