It will come as no surprise that Valencia is a popular destination when deciding to go away within the final days of summer. Known for its thriving culinary scene (especially their paella), beautiful tourist attractions and warm weather, there is something for everyone.
If you are travelling alone, with your partner, or with your friend’s or family, there are many sides to Valencia. For a romantic break, you can enjoy their spas, restaurants and a variety of excursions. If you are going away with your friends or family, a day on the beach, exploring the streets or a visit to one of their many attractions is the perfect way to spend your time.
With just a quick search online, you’ll be presented with a plethora of places to stay, all with their own unique selling points. So make sure you do your research before deciding to book and continue reading for our five reasons to spend your last days of summer in Valencia.
One area that Valencia excels at is their tourist attractions. With so much history, you can spend hours walking along the streets, taking in its beauty. A Valencia city tour is a must as well as a visit to their City of Arts and Sciences Monuments, Catedral de Valencia and their very own aquarium. If you enjoy a meander around a museum, then you are in luck as there are plenty for you to visit. One main recommendation that we think is very enjoyable is to hire some bikes one day and explore the city by cycling. There are plenty of cycle lanes for you to take advantage of and places to lock up your bike if you want to sit down and relax, taking in the scenery. It's a good idea to book ahead of time as your tickets Valencia can be cheaper this way.
The Beautiful Weather
Some would argue that Valencia has the best weather out of the whole of Spain. Throughout the year, the sun flourishes, lighting Valencia in a beautiful way and is perfect the majority of the year - especially in the summer months. With an average temperature of 25 degrees and a high of 32 on average, there will be no need for a raincoat on this holiday. Shorts and T-shirts are mandatory - just be sure to pack plenty of sun cream so you don’t get burnt!
The Local Beaches
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Valencia is that it's a city break, and although it is very much a beautiful city, it does also have a range of beaches nearby for you to visit. With just a short journey on public transport or a drive with a car hire, you can visit Las Arenas or La Malvarrosa beach. Both offer stunning views, crystal clear waters and are
the perfect place to sunbathe, drink a cocktail and to relax and read a book or spend time with your friends or family.
When it comes to dining in Valencia, you are spoilt for choice. Fine dining, casual restaurants, fast food or anything in between, Valencia has it all. This means that no matter what your taste buds are craving, there is something for everyone. When visiting you must find a restaurant that specialises in Paella as Valencia is known for it. You could even sign up for a cooking class and learn to make it the way they do or browse tickets for a boat trip with a Paella lunch. There are plenty of other cuisines around for you to try, whether that be Portuguese, Dutch or other Spanish dishes.
Valencia Isn’t Too Expensive
When you compare the prices to travel abroad to Madrid or Barcelona to the costs of travelling to Valencia, the majority of the time you will find that Valencia is more affordable. This means that not only will you be saving money by visiting, but you will also be able to use the money you have saved to upgrade your holiday. Why not upgrade your hotel, or flights over to Valencia? Perhaps you could spend the money on eating out more, or treat yourself to a massage at the spa? The options are endless.
Overall, there are so many positives to spending your last days of summer in Valencia. The above five points are only a touch on the many positives Valencia brings. Valencia is a place to relax and somewhere that can keep you busy, depending on your preferences. Whether you plan to stay for a long weekend, a week or two weeks, you’ll not stop exploring and enjoying your holiday. All that is left is to decide what things you would like to do in Valencia and where to stay.
Have you visited Valencia before? What are the things you loved when visiting Valencia? Is there anything you would like to add to our points above? Let us know in the comment box below, any points will help our readers.