Start 2019 Off Right: What to Do in San Sebastian in January

One of the most fun festivals in San Sebastian is the feast day of St. Sebastian himself, which consists of a nonstop drum parade!

The new year has arrived, and in most places, that means it’s time to settle back into everyday life after the holidays. But not in San Sebastian! In a city famous for its unique blend of Spanish and Basque cultural celebrations, it should come as no surprise that the fun continues straight through the start […]

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. […]

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 […]