Spain offers a splendid variety of cities and towns to explore. One of my favorites is Valencia. This beautiful, sunny, seaside locale is perfect for both casual tourists and cultural enthusiasts.
One of the most well-known Valencian attractions is the City of Arts & Sciences. The ultra-modern architecture links an incredible blend of art, music, natural history and science museums.
Parks and green space abound, as do miles of beaches along the Balearic Sea. The lush Turia Gardens is a former riverbed transformed into a beautiful 9km park that passes by many of Valencia’s museums and monuments. It’s a perfect destination to walk, run, bike, and relax. From there, it’s a short walk or drive to the many beaches to sunbathe, swim and take in the sea’s restorative beauty.
Foodies enjoy a treasure trove of delicious cuisine in this city, including paella, which hails from 18th century Valencia, and fresh seafood. The warm, Mediterranean climate offers perfect growing conditions for rice, vegetables and fruits, including the renowned Valencia oranges. These ingredients are abundant in local recipes.