This is Part 1 to my Destination: San Sebastian series. Other posts in this series includes: Eat: Pintxos 101, Eat: A Fuego Negro, Michelin Star: Arzak, See: Guggenheim Museum, and Eat: Bistro at the Guggenheim.
San Sebastián is, hands down, one of my favorite places in the world and I don’t say this lightly. It has everything that makes a perfect vacation spot for me: the beaches are beautiful, and the food here is ridiculously delicious and cheap. There is nothing not to love about this cute city in Northern Spain.
When I first heard about San Sebastián, I heard about it for it’s claim to fame – it is home to the highest concentration of Michelin star rated restaurants per capita. What I didn’t expect was that every other surrounding restaurant bar, Michelin star rated or not, was equally enjoyable.
This place is truly a foodie’s dream. The entire city was super laid back, typical of a beach town. Everyone who I’ve told to come here loves it and has commented that it really feels like a vacation – and if you’re on a multi-destination Europe Trip, it is a vacation within a vacation.
|San Sebastian is a complete beach town, the water is beautiful and the sand is soft|
|With just enough spanish architecture to explore and outdoor seating to enjoy your pintxos|
|Eduardo Chillida’s iron structures welded by the ocean|
What to eat
As I mentioned, San Sebastian is foodie heaven. To do this topic justice, I have actually separated my food adventures in San Sebastian in the following posts:
- Pintxos 101 – learn about the popular Basque tapas and common places to enjoy
- A Fuego Negro – my favorite modern pintxos bar in Old Town
- Arzak – my first 3 michelin star restaurant experience
Where to stay
Day Trips from San Sebastián
San Sebastián Map
View San Sebastian in a larger map
So what are you waiting for? Go visit San Sebastian as soon as you can!