Kaixo, 2020! 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 November 28, 2019. Out with the old, in with the new—and there’s no better place to celebrate than San Sebastian! With its glamorous beaches and winding streets filled with bars and restaurants serving the best food in Europe, it’s no wonder why […]

5 Great Spots to Try Vermouth in San Sebastian

Drinking vermouth in San Sebastian among friends

Waking up your appetite like a local with a marianito among friends is a must when in the Basque Country. Trying out this controversial drink may not be the first thing on your to-do list when traveling in Spain. After all, for many of us, the word “vermouth” brings back images of that old Martini […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Step Back in Time: Our Favorite Historical Bars in San Sebastian

If you’re looking for a spot to have a drink and eat good, honest food, you’ve come to the right place. San Sebastian has something for everyone, culinarily speaking. There are, of course, the Michelin-starred eateries that draw diners from all over the globe, as well as plenty of equally excellent restaurants that don’t have […]

Enjoy Drinks at These Great Terraces in San Sebastian

GU is one of our favorite terraces in San Sebastian. It’s got it all: incredible sunsets, great music and cocktails, and a fun vibe!

There’s just something so fun about sitting outside on a nice terrace enjoying drinks. And when you’re in a city as beautiful as San Sebastian, it becomes a must-have experience! There are plenty of beautiful terraces in San Sebastian where good drinks and good vibes are aplenty. We’ve narrowed it down to this list of […]