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 […]

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

Not sure what to drink in San Sebastian? You can't go wrong with txakoli, a semi-sparkling white wine from the Basque Country.

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 […]

How to Live Like a Local During 10 Days in San Sebastian

During your 10 days in San Sebastian, visit the aquarium and the naval museum to learn about the fascinating maritime history of the city and how it ties into local culture even today.

Some cities were made to be savored slowly, and San Sebastian is one of them. And no, we’re not just talking about the food, although there will certainly be plenty of that during your 10 days in San Sebastian. However, establishing a solid home base here for a longer trip will immerse you in the […]

What to Do in San Sebastian in November 2018

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

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 come. Fall fans will feel right at home with the cool temperatures and occasional rainfall. Another […]

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 […]

Our Favorite Ways to Enjoy San Sebastian in August 2018

One of our favorite parts of Semana Grande in San Sebastian is the parade of giants and fat-heads. Kids love it, too!

If you plan on coming to San Sebastian in August, you’ve made a great choice! August is easily the best month of the year to visit San Sebastian. The weather is gorgeous—none of the scorching temperatures common in other parts of Spain!—and there’s so much going on in and around the city. Here’s our guide […]