It’s hard not to feel like a star when you’re vacationing in the Spanish city of San Sebastian. Dozens of luxury hotels and resorts, gourmet restaurants, and cultural activities abound throughout the city, so you won’t have any problem filling up your trip itinerary. If you’re a serious foodie, prepare your taste buds for a memorable experience, especially if you plan a visit to the Basque Culinary Center.
For either two hours or a half-day, you can participate in one of the renowned school’s “Enthusiast” classes in the Frank Lloyd Wright-esque building. From pairing cheeses with the right jams and fruits to learning award-winning recipes from renowned chefs like Ferran Adria of Spain, Rene Redzepi of Denmark and Michael Bras of France, the center creates the perfect combination of high-end culinary arts with a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment.
Looking for a chic place for drinks? It won’t be tough to stumble upon a classy lounge or nightclub on the urban streets, but to make sure you’re hitting the premier joints, plan a visit to La Perla’s waterfront terrace that looks out to the Concha Bay. For a true Catalan experience, order a glass of Cava, a sparkling wine from this region of Spain that is the perfect complement to your pristine beachside surroundings.