Nestled on the northern coast of Spain, the small-ish city of San Sebastián can be considered the heart of Basque Country, a Spanish province with its own cuisine, culture and even its own language. A daytrip from Bilbao should offer enough time to get the most out of this coastal town, but one visit will most likely have you planning a return trip shortly after.
Spend a quiet morning meandering through the pedestrian-only streets of the Old Quarter, eyeing seafood stalls as markets open and feeling the energy of a new day of fresh fish. Just a few blocks from the Old Quarter is Zurriola Beach, one of three urban beaches in San Sebastián. The next beach to the west is La Concha, a slightly cleaner and calmer alternative, followed by Ondarreta Beach, where sunbathing and surfing abound.
In the afternoon, climb to the top of Urgull where a castle, a free museum and expansive views of the coast and the Atlantic Ocean await.
The Basque Country is where pintxos were born: small slices of baguette topped with anything and everything imaginable, like anchovies, blocks of cheese, tortilla (“omelet” in Spanish) and vegetables, most likely sprinkled with olive oil. Pintxos bars are a dime a dozen in San Sebastián, so grab a seat at the bar, make your own plate and save your toothpicks as they serve as evidence of how many you had, and you’ll be charged by the toothpick. Eating out on a terrace often comes with a surcharge, so opting to eat at the bar will save you a few euros.
For all Below Deck fans wishing to experience the luxury lifestyle of a charter guest but who cannot afford the price tag, look no further: The Yacht Week will have you and your friends sunbathing on crystal-clear water for half the price.
The Guild House Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of Philadelphia, announced it officially launched its online booking platform in anticipation of its June 6 opening date. The Guild House Hotel will be housed in a historic landmark, The New Century Guild, previously used as a hub for education, entertainment and activism in the early 20thcentury.
Come one, come all to Washington, D.C., for an Instagramable foodie paradise. Each district of the city has a plethora of trendy restaurants to choose from, making it hard to decide where to grab a bite to eat. Grab your camera, put on portrait mode and snap some photos at these must-see spots.