Bilbao was our gateway to getting into San Sebastian. A $5 bus ride from Bilbao to San Sebastian took about two hours and the views on the way are incredible. Basque Country is situated along the hills and being able to see towns wedged in-between seemed straight out of a painting. We arrived at San Sebastian just as the sun was setting. It was beautiful and seemingly unreal, unlike anything I had seen before.
Everything in San Sebastian is walkable and though there are cabs available, Uber isn’t available here. We had no difficulties locating a cab to our dinner at Arzak or scheduling a cab to get to Biarritz Airport (thanks to our Airbnb host!). The town is the perfect place for leisure walks, exploring the shops, and stopping along pintxo bars.
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Pintxo bar crawls are a thing here and it’s fun to be a part of! Yes, you toss your tiny napkins on the floor. Yes, it does get quite packed with people but the crowds are always moving so getting a spot at the bar isn’t difficult. It’s not a typical bar crawl as you are imagining; people bring their children and dogs along too! It’s an entire family affair and it was fun to be envoloped in the culture.
Koh Tao, Bengoetxea Kalea, 2, 20004 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Borda Berri, Fermin Calbeton Kalea, 12, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Bar Sport, Fermin Calbeton Kalea, 10, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Bar Zeruko, Calle Pescaderia, 10, 20003 San Sebastián, BI, Spain
La Cepa, 31 de Agosto Kalea, 7, 20003 San Sebastián-Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
txepetxa, c/ pescadería, 5, 20003 San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, Spain
La Vina, Calle del 31 de Agosto, 3, 20003 San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, Spain
Txoko Bar Restaurante, Mari Kalea, 12, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Chocolateria Santa Lucia, Portu Kalea, 6, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Arzak, Alcalde J. Elosegi Hiribidea, 273, 20015 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
While there’s so much to see in San Sebastian and Basque Country, I’ll only be sharing all the sights we saw on our trip.
Basilica of Saint Mary of the Chorus, 46, 31 de Agosto Kalea, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
San Sebastian Cathedral, 12, Urdaneta Kalea, 20006 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain