I have put together what some of the best things are in San Sebastian. What are your San Sebastian best? Leave a comment below and let me know!
The Best Neighborhood To Stay In: Gros
Why? It is cute, close to the center, less noisy, and more local.
The Best Cider House: Zapiain
Why? San Sebastian food blogger Marti Kilpatrick recommends it. Click here to learn more about the making of the Zapiain Cider.
The Best Beach: La Concha
Why? It is the beach San Sebastian is known for and it is the most beautiful. This is the must-see beach in San Sebastian if you don't have time to visit all of them (even though it is not my personal favorite).
The Best Regional Drink To Try: Txakoli
Why? It is the best known regional drink in San Sebastian. Here is a list of Txakoli wineries around the area you may want to check out.
The Best Hike: From Pasaia Donibane To Hondarribia
Why? I think it is the most beautiful, and you end your hike in the charming town of Hondarribia. How can you get to Pasai Donibane? Just take the bus from Guipuzkoa Plaza and get off at Frontoia. To get back to San Sebastian from Hondarribia, just take a from Hondarribia to Donostia (San Sebastian).
The Best Cafe: Txioka
Why? They have delicious milkshakes, board games, billiards, and it's a cafe where the locals go. You can visit their website here: Txioka Cafe
The Best Day Trip: Saint-Jean-De-Luz
Why? The city is charming, the nature is beautiful, and you can eat some delicious French food there. Click Here for the top things to do in the city.
The Best District For Shopping: El Centro
Why? Well, that is where lots of the shops are! Parte Vieja also has some enticing stores as well. Here are a few places you may want to stop by.
The Best Area To Relax: Miramar
Why? The views are magnificent and Miramar is not so crowded like the beaches. If you are tired of walking, it is a perfect place to stop and take a break.
The Best Pintxo: How do you choose?? Try them all!
Here are 5 delicious pintxos here, recommended by my pintxo loving roomate in San Sebastian.
The Best Place To Take Pictures Of The City: Mount Igueldo
Why? Mount Igueldo is high up enough that you can make some great shots of San Sebastian, it's beaches, and the surrounding mountains
Best Pintxo Bar: Borda Berri
Why? San Sebastian food blogger Marti Kilpatrick recommends it. Not sure what to eat when you get there? Here are five of her favorite pintxos.
The Best Place To Watch The Sunrise: Mount Urgull
Why? Because the sun rises in the East, and from Mount Urgull, you can have a great view of the sun rising over Mount Ulia. The best place to watch the sunset would be Mount Igueldo.
The Best District For Nightlife: Parte Vieja
Why? On weekends, the atmosphere in Parte Vieja is awesome at night. Regardless if you are inside the bar or on the streets you will have a great time. Click here for partying tips in San Sebastian.
The Best Nightclub: Bataplan
Why? Well, firstly there are not that many to choose from. Apart from that, it's a nice club, always fun, and if you pull an all-nighter, you can watch the sunrise from the balcony in the morning.
The Best Festival: La Tamborrada
Why? Drums are played throughout the city for 24 continuous hours. All of San Sebastian celebrates and there is much fun to be had for kids and aduls. It's also one of the best nights to go out in Donostia.
The Best Place To Eat If You Miss American Food: Foster's Hollywood
Why? Hamburgers, bbq rips, delicious desserts, and perhaps the only place in town where you get free refills on your drinks.