San Sebastian Holidays
San Sebastián is a beautiful seaside city located on Spain's shimmering Basque coast, a stylish and relaxing holiday destination. Ideally situated on the Bay of Biscay, the city is surrounded by verdant mountains and blonde beaches, and is known as the summer capital of Spain, whilst also being renowned for its fashionably luxurious lifestyle. The majority of holidaymakers descend upon San Sebastián in pursuit of culinary delights, and the city’s gourmet culture is a joy to behold. Some of the city’s finest eateries are of full of glitzy Michelin-quality cuisine, which has become San Sebastián’s forte. San Sebastián is wonderful destination for anyone planning a sunny Spanish escape this year.
Explore San Sebastian
San Sebastián is a bustling city with a thriving university, and is fast becoming the cultural epicentre of Basque. The city is centred around the famous La Concha beach, which is traditionally packed in July and August with a huge number of visitors from Spain and abroad. The other beaches in the city include the Playa de Ondarreta and Playa de la Zurriola, which are extremely popular with holiday makers and attract a lot of surfers looking to pick up some waves. Further inland are the beautiful green mountain landscapes of Guipúzcoa, of which San Sebastián is the de facto provincial capital. Within the city itself, the main sights of interest are the beautiful eighteenth-century Basílica de Santa María and the sixteenth-century Gothic Iglesia de San Vicente. The centre of the old quarter is the Plaza de la Constitución a popular area which attracts tourists all year around.
The city is an ideal base for daytrip to the beautiful surrounding towns and villages. A holiday to San Sebastián places you in an ideal location to visit nearby cities such as Bilbao, Santander and Bayonne. They are only an hour’s drive from the city, and provide a diverse and exciting range of attractions, beaches and museums.
Going out in San Sebastian
Famous for its beaches and food, holiday makers will find more Michelin star restaurants in San Sebastián than in any other city in the Iberian Peninsula. Visitors are encouraged to try some of the luscious tapas available in the bars in the old quarter (La Parte Vjela) of the city. The old quarter of San Sebastián is a bustling and excitable place, and represents the social heartbeat of the city. The La Parte Vjela hosts the highest concentration of the bars and restaurants in the city, and makes for a fantastic place to mingle with locals, visitors and students.
Holidays to San Sebastián are relaxing and luxurious, perfect for that extra-special getaway. Book now with easyJet holidays for flexible offers, and book your flights and hotels together to save even more, so you can treat yourself on your city break!
Looking for city breaks in Spain? Try Barcelona breaks or city breaks to Madrid.