Top reasons to visit:

  • Beach (3085)
  • Food (2352)
  • Tapas (1888)
  • Gourmet Food (1869)
  • Scenery (847)
  • Shopping (650)
  • Friendly People (504)
  • Old Town (503)
  • Beach Walks (499)
  • Surfing (493)

San Sebastian was highly rated for beach by 128 guests from the United States!

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The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in San Sebastian mean to you?

Trisha
Trisha, United States of America

27 days ago Report

We went in July, and although there were a lot of people, the beach was pleasant and relaxing. It wasn't at all crowded. The water was cold (we're from Miami) so we just enjoyed walking along La Concha. The other beach was much smaller with a younger, surf crowd. La Concha had several couples an families.

Why do you recommend San Sebastian for food?

Anonymous, Unknown location

24 days ago Report

Local cold and hot tapas (Pintxos) are worth to try, it is always fresh and tasty. Wide selection of seafood and beef dishes are available almost everywhere.
  • Culturally Diverse Food 107 endorsements
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What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food San Sebastian has to offer?

Gary
Gary, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

Go to bars and try something, if you like it try something else if not go to the next bar. SPEAK TO THE LOCALS.

What effect did the scenery in San Sebastian have on you?

Mark
Mark, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

It was simply beautiful and the views from the top of the funicular particularly stunning.

What did you enjoy most about bar hopping in San Sebastian?

Francisco
Francisco, Philippines

21 days ago Report

The unusual variety and tastiness of pintxos, the festive atmosphere, the friendliness of the locals, the good quality of wines and other kinds of alcoholic drinks, great value for money, the sheer number of first-rate bars and restaurants in one place.

Why do people say San Sebastian can be seen best by foot?

Alex
Alex, Canada

20 days ago Report

to walk the streets and eat Tapas is the experience
The beaches and the history

Is San Sebastian the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Trisha
Trisha, United States of America

27 days ago Report

There are so many pinxo bars along Fermin Street in Old Town. Be sure to order off the calientes (hot) menus rather than limit yourself to the pinxos on the bar!

What makes fine dining in San Sebastian stand out?

Adam
Adam, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

Arzak was amazing. Would recommend it to anyone. Although start saving - it's very expensive!

Why is the atmosphere in San Sebastian something people rave about?

Kathleen
Kathleen, United Kingdom

30 days ago Report

Gorgeous unique evenings cruising pintxos bars with no drunkeness observed.

What makes the people from San Sebastian so friendly? Tell us your story.

Mark
Mark, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

Generally everyone made an effort to understand our needs.

What made the beach in San Sebastian unforgettable?

Clive
Clive, United Kingdom

8 days ago Report

An amazing main beach in a curve that encloses an island and a headland!

What was it in particular that made sunbathing so nice in San Sebastian?

Patricia
Patricia, United States of America

21 hours ago Report

Beautiful area by the beach. Great shopping in the old town area and fabulous food!
  • Sightseeing 212 endorsements

How can you enjoy the sights in San Sebastian while avoiding the crowds?

Andrey
Andrey, Russia

14 days ago Report

The most crowded and noisy part of San Sebastian is The Old Town and especially in the evening. But this is what gives it its charm :-) All other parts of the city are not so crowded in even in peak season.
  • Restaurants 251 endorsements

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Michael
Michael, United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

The old town
  • Relaxation 350 endorsements

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in San Sebastian.

Francisco
Francisco, Philippines

29 days ago Report

Relaxing at the beach and bar-hopping.
  • History 127 endorsements

What is it in San Sebastian that makes history come to life?

John
John, Australia

11 hours ago Report

Architecture still in place and use
  • Old Town 503 endorsements

What were the best places for wandering in San Sebastian's old town?

Margaret
Margaret, Australia

2 days ago Report

The interesting little streets with various Pintxo bars.
  • City Trip 237 endorsements

What makes San Sebastian one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Elwin
Elwin, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

The city is very,very interesting. Particularly the old quarter, adjacent to the sea front and with excellent cuisine.
  • Nightlife 311 endorsements

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in San Sebastian?

Anonymous, Unknown location

29 days ago Report

starting too early. Take your time and explore all of the Old Town. Try as many Pintxos bars as you can. If you don't know what you're doing just order a drink and stand back and watch what everyone else does.
  • Health Spas 26 endorsements

Which spa or what treatment is worth pampering yourself with in San Sebastian?

Adam
Adam, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

La Perla on the beach is definitely worth a visit for the thalasso circuit. I'd say 2 hours is enough, although you can do 3. However save yourself some money and don't bother with the massages - they were just ok. Too gentle and soft even when requested harder

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