Beaches, culture, nightlife and delicious food – holidays in Valencia have something to satisfy every holidaymaker's needs! Spain’s third largest city is a wonderful destination for families, couples, and groups of friends alike, and its romantic architecture and stunning views have made it a popular honeymoon destination too.
Thanks to its location on the Costa Blanca, Valencia offers you a great opportunity to relax by the beach. The city is surrounded by beautiful shoreline, and you have the option to choose from family-friendly beaches like La Malvarrosa, to ones that are more off the beaten track, like Sagunto beach.
Away from the sandy beaches, there are plenty of things to see and do in Valencia! Visitors of all ages will love the Valencia Biopark zoo, where you can get up close with giraffes, lions and crocodiles, and if you're a shopper, indulge in the great mix of markets, department stores and fashion retailers. If you choose to take a Valencia holiday in March, you may have the chance to experience the Las Fallas festival, which welcomes spring with one of the biggest street parties in the world! The resorts of Benidorm and Alicante are close by too, should you wish to take a day trip to see more of the coast.
History lovers will find plenty to fascinate them, too. Valencia was the home of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (also known as El Cid) the Castilian nobleman and national hero, as well as the real Holy Grail – the cup believed to have been used by Jesus Christ. And the architecture is equally as impressive - you can see a fascinating mixture of styles in Valencia, from extravagant Baroque palaces to grand Gothic cathedrals.
After dark, Valencia buzzes with life and you'll find evening entertainment that's just to your tastes. Pull up a chair at a seafront cafe and try the catch of the day, cosy up in an Old Quarter tapas bar for a feast of Spanish treats, or head to one of the late night clubs to dance the night away! Don't forget to tuck into a giant paella too, because this is the city that made it famous. And when you're thirsty, sip a freshly squeezed Valencian orange juice - or a cold cerveza. You're on holiday after all!
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Things To Do
Valencia holidays are packed with things to see and do. When you're not pounding the pavements sightseeing and photographing the gorgeous buildings, theres plenty of relaxing to be done on Valencias beautiful beaches. A trip to the Centre of the Arts and Sciences is not to be missed theres normally something fascinating going on to wow visitors of all ages. As well as all this, Valencia is home to Bioparc, one of the best zoos in Spain. After dark, Valencia buzzes with a plethora of places to eat, drink and dance. Youll find everything from tucked away tapas bars to late night clubs, so there's something to suit everyone. But one thing that this place is really good at is festivals plan your holidays to Valencia carefully and you could be joining in with one of the biggest parties in the world. Theres the historic Fallas, where gargantuan sculptures are paraded through the street before being burned, as well as flower throwing and tomato throwing festivities.
Food & Drink
Eating and drinking is a real treat on holidays to Valencia. As well as the wide mix of eateries youd expect from a big city (think everything from fast food to gourmet dining), the local cuisine is not to be missed. This place made paella famous. Pull up a chair at a seafront cafe and try the catch of the day, or cosy up in an Old Quarter tapas bar for a feast of Spanish treats. And if all that exploring leaves you in need of refreshment, freshly squeezed Valencia orange juice should quench your thirst.