Bilbao: From a burgeoning culinary scene to the grand Guggenheim museum, Bilbao has become much more than San Sebastian’s little brother, offering architecture, urban culture, art collections, and local music. Despite being densely packed with sights and activities, Bilbao is small enough to be explored in a day on foot. No visit to the Basque Country – recognized throughout Spain for its gastronomic greatness – would be complete without trying “pintxos”, the local version of tapas.
San Sebastian: San Sebastian, or Donostia in the regional language, contains equally stunning vistas and local dishes. A stone’s throw from France, San Sebastian is famous for its unique blend of cuisines, and the international Film Festival epitomizes the city’s new, glamorous culture. Be sure to visit in the Summer, where you can enjoy some of Spain’s best sun bleached beaches and swimming.