7 Key Things to Know Before Visiting San Sebastian, Spain

Boats in the marina in San Sebastian, Spain

This blog post was originally posted on February 7, 2018 and was updated on September 4, 2020.  With its stunning landscapes and world-class cuisine, San Sebastian is a must on anyone’s Spain itinerary. However, as with any new place, there are a few things to keep in mind before you go. San Sebastian is full of […]

Why Pasajes, Spain Is the Perfect Day Trip Destination from San Sebastian

View of Pasajes, Spain from the water

Take a hike to the small, picturesque fishing village of Pasajes and discover some of the Basque Country’s freshest seafood.  The town of Pasajes (Pasaia in Basque) is a small, fairytale-like fishing village located less than 10 kilometers away from San Sebastian. Attractive small squares, delicious gastronomy, medieval architecture with colorful houses—Pasajes has it all.  […]

Where to Find Luggage Storage in San Sebastian

Zurriola Beach walkway in San Sebastian

Nobody wants to carry around their bags while enjoying their last few hours in town. Planning on spending the day in San Sebastian but have an early check out from your accommodation? Or maybe you’ll arrive early and would like to explore before you can check in to your hotel? Trust us, a pintxos crawl […]

Pack Your Bags: Top Day Trips from San Sebastian

Not sure what there is to do in San Sebastian on Sundays? Take a day trip to a charming nearby town, like Biarritz!

This blog post was originally posted on June 12, 2018 and was updated on July 12, 2019. With rugged mountain landscapes and stunning sea views, it’s easy to fall in love with San Sebastian and the surrounding region. We might be biased, but we like to think San Sebastian—or the Basque Country in general—is one […]

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 | PARIS 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 […]

How to Get Here: Guide to Arriving in San Sebastian

Arriving in San Sebastian

So you’ve decided you want to visit San Sebastian. Excellent choice! Now it’s just a matter of figuring out how to get here. Will you fly directly into the city, or take a bus or train from somewhere else? No matter how you plan on arriving in San Sebastian, you’re well on your way to […]

What to Pack for San Sebastian: Seasonal Essentials

Not sure what to pack for San Sebastian in spring? A maxi dress or skirt is a great option.

San Sebastian’s rugged green landscape may be different than the sun-drenched image of Spain you may have in mind. As a result, knowing what to pack is key! Even if San Sebastian is just one stop along the way on your Spanish adventure, it’s important to remember that northern Spain tends to be cooler (and […]

Our Complete Family Friendly Guide to San Sebastian

Our family friendly guide to San Sebastian is full of activities kids will love, like the amusement park at Monte Igueldo!

Pristine beaches, attractions for all ages and kid-friendly food make San Sebastian the ideal place for you next family getaway! At first glance, it may not seem like San Sebastian has much to offer in the way of kid-friendly sights and experiences. The city is beautiful and historic enough to merit appreciation from adults, but […]

What’s Worth the Hype in San Sebastian

Looking for something really unique while shopping in San Sebastian? Head to Alboka in Plaza de la Constitución for homemade Basque gifts.

Every traveler has experienced that disappointing moment of arriving to a popular tourist attraction, only for it not to live up to their expectations. We’ve been there—it’s not fun! Luckily, you won’t have to worry about that happening in San Sebastian. This beautiful, charming Basque city is full of incredible sights and places that are […]

Uncork the Txakoli at the Top 5 Vineyard Tours Near San Sebastian

Grapes on a vine

In Spain, where there is great food, there is great wine. With San Sebastian’s rising status as the gastronomy capital of Europe, local production of Txakoli wine has been revitalized. Along the coast on either side of San Sebastian are a number of towns with Txakoli vineyards and wineries. These towns comprise the Txakoli Route, and they’re home to our favorite vineyard […]

Five Great Boutique Hotels in San Sebastian Perfect for a Getaway

Astoria 7 is just one of the boutique hotels in San Sebastian fit for the stars.

Are you looking for the perfect getaway? Maybe a city with a beautiful beach? Or a place with great food and culture? Then San Sebastian is where you want to be! Made popular during the late 19th century by Queen Isabel II, this city has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations. For those looking to enjoy all this city has to offer, San Sebastian has […]