The summer season in Valencia is characterized by endless blue skies, golden beaches, the Mediterranean sea, and deicous food!
Here are some of the best ways to make sure you love the summertime in Valencia!
Valencia is home to some of the most extraordinary beaches in Spain!
Malvarrosa and Patacona are the two main city beaches. They are long, wide and not as built up with hotels and restaurants as you’d imagine. Leaving a more natural feel to the Valencia beach scene. Beach volleyball is also really popular here!
The great thing is, you can access the beaches quite easily from the city via public transport such as bus, metro and tram, or even by bike as their are various bike paths leading from different parts of the city directly to the beach. Valencia as a city has a strong beach vibe and so summer really shines on this city!
If you visit Valencia, the famous drink known as horchata is a must try! It’s a local drink grown in the fields surrounding Valencia and is made from a bean called chufa, known in English as a tiger nut.
It has triumphed as the locals’ number one choice of beverage in summer since we can remember and you can try it in various traditional cafés across Valencia. Don’t forget to try fartons alongside the horchata, these can be described as long, thin, donut-type pastries, and they will make you start your summer like a true local Valencian!
Paella is one of Spain’s most famous dishes and did you know that it originates from Valencia?! This is why if you are looking for a good paella then you have to come to Valencia to experience its authentic taste.
Valencia is the home of paella and many other unique rice dishes, so to enjoy a true Spanish summer you should definitely find a traditional Spanish restaurant that cooks these special rice dishes, and find your favorite!
If the beach isn’t really your thing… you’ll love the Turia gardens.They are Valencia’s largest urban park and a fantastic area to spend time outdoors in nature, providing an escape from the city without actually leaving it! You can find many people running, walking, biking, having picnics and relaxing under the shade of the trees.
Valencia offers this unique natural park right in the middle of the city, making it easily accessible and the perfect place to enjoy the Spanish summer. Not to mention that it is also home to the City of Arts and Sciences a.k.a La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, an incredible display of modern architecture that’s very popular with tourists! Renting a bike or a motorized scooter are popular choices for tourists taking a quick stop in Valencia, in order to take in the full beauty of this large green space!
If you are a lover of nightlife and want something different, you should definitely try the beachfront in Valencia. With its incomparable coastline, Valencia has many bars and clubs right next to the beach and the harbor area.
Rooftop bars with beach views, clubs and restaurants with swimming pools inside, and even bars jutting out onto the water – you won’t be disappointed! Beach cafés and bars are also available day and night for the ultimate summer party vibe. You’ll just have to come and see it for yourself.
All in all Valencia is a beautiful destination year-round, yet summer really brings this city to life!