Right now the world is focused on COVID-19 and because of this people are choosing to keep their social outings more limited. Meaning more people are opting to stay indoors rather than get outside to enjoy outdoor activities. Valencia is spectacular during the summer time! Even though the pandemic is not over yet, it would be a shame to miss out on the beauty of Valencia at this time of year!
Here we have come up with some things to do in Valencia this summer … while of course, being responsible and acting safely!
We all need to get outdoors and exercise and particularly after lockdown, we feel an even greater urge to go outside and enjoy nature while working out. Valencia is offering free fitness classes this summer … at the beach!
Until August 31st, you can join Yoga, General fitness, Pilates, Taichi and many more exercise classes on the Malvarrosa Beach. They usually take place next to the main volleyball courts and there are morning and evening classes available. Morning classes are held between 8am – 11am and evening work outs take place from 7:30pm to 9:30 pm.
It’s a fun activity to do with friends or even to meet other people this summer. Don’t worry, social distancing is mandatory in all fitness classes to protect yourself and others.
Visit Valencia’s Bioparc
Bioparc is the name of Valencia’s zoo, where many different species of animals live in recreation in their own natural and wild habitat. The visit is essentially a trip into nature while witnessing the lives of the wild animals that live there. It’s a great experience and definitely a great outdoors activity right now!
What’s more, on Fridays and Saturdays until August 29th you can compliment your visit with “Las Cenas en la Sabana”. For less than €30.00 you can enjoy having dinner in the park, while enjoying the sunset watching lions and other wild animals.
Day trips in the Valencia Region
Did you realize just how spectacular the Valencia region really is? Towns like Morella, Altea, Xátiva and more are bursting with charm and charisma, just waiting to be explored. With a lower number of tourists at these sites, you can surely enjoy a quieter time in these touristic hotspots than per usual.
Walking around villages, towns and nature spots, especially those near to the coast, means that you are still able to socially distance and enjoy the sea breeze while you’re at it! Now is a great time to enjoy local tourism and discover the beauty of the Valencia region.
Valencia’s Summer Fair
The summer fair is a fun day/ night out for all the family!
From August 1st to 31st, the old Turia river (a.k.a Turia gardens) is home to the summer fair and full of rides for kids and adults. Each ride has their own safety protocol to grant protection to all visitors and increase the safety of the experience. Regarding the schedule, rides will be open until 11:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday, and until 2:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays!
We truly hope this gives you a good reason to get out and enjoy the Valencia summer, you really won’t want to miss it!
Valencia’s Prehistory Museum
Located at the “Centro Cultural de la Beneficiencia” , the Prehistory museum is one of the main museums in the city. You get to see the history of the city thanks to the exhibitions and materials found through archaeological excavations from the Palaeolithic to Visigoths ages. It is a great visit for any of you interested in history or doing an activity that’s more cultural than just visiting the beach or going shopping!
Best of all, it’s free to visit on Saturdays and Sundays until August 30th!
So there you have it, a few ideas for you to get out and enjoy the Valencia summer! Of course we advise everybody to take their own safety precautions, including social distancing and wearing face masks, to protect yourself and those around you as best as possible. For more on Valencia and what to do, check out more of our Blog posts here.