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10 essential tips to enjoy Valencia in summer ☀️

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What to do if I come to Valencia in summer? If you are going to visit Valencia during these months, here are the best tips told by a Valencian:

1.- Protect yourself from the sun 

Valencia can be very hot during the summer, so be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and light, breathable clothing. It is also important to stay hydrated by drinking enough water.

2.- Bathe in the best beaches 

Valencia has beautiful beaches, such as the Malvarrosa beach or the Patacona beach. Take advantage of the good weather to relax, sunbathe and enjoy the Mediterranean Sea. There are also many beach bars where you can eat cheap just a step away from the sea.

🔸We recommend that you go to the Patacona beach, since it is less crowded, the water is cleaner and it has a beach bar that is our favorite: the Beach Bar on el Chiringuito el 8

Here are our favorite beachside restaurants for you (here you can have an authentic valencian paella): Cocoa, Casa Navarro, Casa César el Delfín, Casa Carmela, or Restaurante la Marítima.

3.- Explore the City of Arts and Sciences 

This architectural complex is one of the main attractions of Valencia. It includes the Oceanogràfic, the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum and the Hemisfèric. Take time to visit these impressive structures and enjoy their displays.

During the month of July they hold free events in the CaixaForum building, the old Agora.

4.-Fall in love with the old town 

The Barrio del Carmen is the old town of Valencia and offers a charming maze of narrow streets and picturesque squares. Explore its shops, bars and restaurants, and don’t miss the Valencia Cathedral, where they say the Holy Chalice is located, and the Lonja de la Seda, a Gothic masterpiece.

🔸 Tip: take advantage during the day, as is super hot, to enter one of the buildings in the center, such as the Central Market or the spectacular Lonja de la Seda. And when night falls,   walk the streets of Carmen, which is one of the most lively neighborhoods in the city.

5.- Try the Valencian paella, but well done 

Valencia is the cradle of paella, so you cannot leave without trying this delicious dish. Find a traditional restaurant and enjoy an authentic Valencian paella, prepared with rice, chicken, rabbit and other fresh ingredients cooked over firewood.
??Restaurants recommendations:Casa Carmela, Yarza, el Famós o l’Alquería del Pou.

6.- Visit the Albufera Natural Park 

This beautiful natural park is located near Valencia and is famous for its lagoon, the largest in Spain, and its rice fields. Take a boat ride on the lagoon and enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty of the place. You will fall in love!

🔸 Here is an excursion with transportation included 

With the promotional code: valenciavip you have a 15% discount!

7.-Participate in local festivals 

During the summer, Valencia celebrates various traditional festivals. One of the most famous is Las Fallas, which takes place in March, but there are also other festivities in the summer months, such as the July Fair or La Tomatina in Burriana.

🔸If you are in July, Valencia is full of free cultural events (exhibitions, concerts, theater, monologues, games for children, fairground…) Click here to discover them all

8.-Bike and to the Turia Garden 

The old bed of the Turia river has been converted into an extensive park that crosses the city. You can rent a bike or simply take a walk through this beautiful green space, where you will find gardens, playgrounds and places to relax and, above all, cool off in the shade.

9.-Enjoy the best terraces with views of the city 

El Ateneo, Palacio Santa Clara or the building Veles y Vents are perfect for having a drink and seeing Valencia from another point of view.

🔸And if you want more views you can go up to the Torres de Serranos o al Miguelete to see the city at 360 degrees.

10.- Get to know the most charming villages in the area 

Morella, Peñíscola, Xátiva, Sagunto, Gandía, Jávea o Dénia. They are some of the most charming towns that you will find near Valencia and that you have to visit at least once in your life.

🔸You can rent a car and go by yourself.

🔸If you don’t want to rent a car here you have some excursions with transport included in which you won’t have to worry about a thing.

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