San Sebastián Travel Guide

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San Sebastián Things to Do

  • Tapas bars

    we took our car out for the day from biarritz and crossed over into Spain. leaving our car in a car park, we walked over the bridge and to the right, here you will find row upon row of oldie worldie not tourist yet welcoming Tapas bars. Tried lots of the dishes and will one day return, this is undiscovered Spain and we loved it.

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  • Hondarribia

    If you have time enough for visiting the city you can do an excursion to another town called Hondarribia. It’s a very beautiful place. It’s houses follow the bask architecture and gives it a pictorial aspect.

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San Sebastián Restaurants

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    by canela420 Updated Aug 28, 2004

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    My father had been asking for dining recommendations, and the name of this restaurant kept popping up. It faces the marina, on the second floor above a bar. We arrived in time to take a photo of the sun setting. The restaurant is on the second floor and is run by a brother and sister team from Venezuela. The service is superb. Really. There is a pride of ownership that can be noted in everything from the decor to the food. The ambience is especially nice, after a day of wandering La Parte Vieja. You will spend at least 70 euros, but you will feast on THE best appetizers, seafood,and desserts of San Sebastian. A meal like that where I live would easily run $130. We shared a bottle of table wine as well.

    Favorite Dish: I had ordered steak topped with bleu cheese. There was nothing left when I was finished. My father had ordered one of the specials, catch of the day topped with clams.

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San Sebastián Nightlife

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    The prettiest gal in the place....

    by Wingshot Written Feb 28, 2005

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    Be Bop Bar was where everyone ended up at the end of the night. A good place to be if you want loud music, lots of alcohol, and people looking to "meet people". This place was a blast!

    Dress Code: Pretty casual, but it's Spain...dress nice.

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San Sebastián Transportation

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    by canela420 Written Sep 24, 2004

    We had purchased 1st class rail passes, however we forgot that most trains don't even have 1st class compartments (particularly for sleeping). Nevertheless, 2nd class gets you to the same place in the same amount of time. The overnight train from Paris arrives in Irun, then you can cross the platform to take a local train to San Sebastian.

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San Sebastián Shopping

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    by canela420 Updated Aug 28, 2004

    My father found this one, and this is a good place to find jackets and coats for winter. I ended up buying a poncho for 15 euros. There were some racks of groovy tops and dresses too. They were having a good sale (50% off) on leather jackets the day we visited.

    What to buy: The selecton of leather jackets was pretty good, as was the selection of 70s dresses.

    What to pay: Most of the clothing was under 20 euros.

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San Sebastián Off The Beaten Path

  • Drive Along the Basque Coast

    If you happen to be travelling through Northern Spain and time isn't such an issue, I'd highly recommend renting a car a checking out the fishing towns and beaches between San Sebastian and Bilbao. My favorite town is a fishing village called Leketio where I spent a surreal night with great friends living only for the moment. Leketio has a...

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  • Go for the duty free

    travelling from biarritz into spain you cross a small bridge, here its like calais but instead of brits its the french, fill your car up as it so cheap compared to french prices as are the cigarrettes and spirits. The shops are small and the petrol stations packed, cant remember the name of the place but theres only one main crossing so your bound...

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  • Second Beech and promenade

    The clean old buildings provide great shade from the sun, enjoy the shops restaurants and bars, cannot believe this has been missed by so many! here is a view of the second beech furthest from France.

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  • TWO Beeches

    Easy place to walk arround. Park up the side you enter closest to france stay a while on the beech which is right by the centre of town, see the mount and walk over the bridge and see the bars and old churches and then the promenade and other beautifull beach. See the locals eat tapas and throw the paper towels on the floor like a bookies floor!

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