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 […]

What to Drink in San Sebastian: An Insider’s Guide

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

When you’re in Spain, it might be tempting to eschew every other drink on the menu and just go for sangria. After all, that’s what Spain is famous for…right? Surprisingly, no! Drinks in Spain are widely varied (but you’ll rarely see locals sipping on sangria), and in the Basque Country, choices become even more diverse. […]

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth at These Great Bakeries in San Sebastian

These tasty treats come from Izar, one of our favorite bakeries in San Sebastian that's been a local favorite for 70 years!

As you get lost in San Sebastian’s charming streets, it’s hard to resist the temptation of delectable, freshly baked pastries and cakes gleaming in the windows of local bakeries. If the deliciousness isn’t calling your name yet, just step inside one of them and let the warm, irresistible aroma wash over you. In a city that’s […]

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 festivals in San Sebastian.

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 […]

Discover Basque Culture at the San Telmo Museum

Visiting the San Telmo Museum is a must here in San Sebastian. It even has its own lovely little cafe!

Many visitors come to San Sebastian for one thing: the food. While you could happily spend days doing nothing more than eating the best pintxos in the world, it’s also one of the best places to dive into the unique Basque culture. And nowhere better to do that than the San Telmo Museum. Located in […]

Behind the Bite: Tolosa Beans

Tolosa beans make up one of our favorite cold-weather meals in San Sebastian.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Believe it or not, there are over 40,000 varieties of beans in the world. We have fava beans, kidney beans, navy beans, pinto beans, black-eyed peas, cannellini beans, lima beans, and finally: black beans from […]