Valencia is a top European destination for holiday-makers looking for culture, food and wine. And, as winter starts to bite in the north of Europe and much of North America, the city’s much warmer climate make it ideal for an escape right now.
The Old Town has a fascinating history and is easily visited on foot or bicycle and the City of Arts and Science is a must-see for anyone interested in avant-garde architecture. It's easy to while away hours wandering the sights of the city, or taking a stroll along the urban beaches. There's plenty more to see and do as well though.
Food and Wine
Valencian gastronomy and ingredients are world-class and at the top of the list for most foodies is a true authentic paella, you can either relax and try one cooked at a top Valencian rice restaurant, or learn to make your own paella at a cooking class.
The climate in Valencia also helps produce some highly acclaimed wines. If you're a wine expert or simply like to partake in the odd glass of plonk, you'll not be disappointed with a vineyard visit or fun wine tasting.
Christmas, New Year and Kings Day are all fantastic celebrations to see in Valencia, and despite the relatively warm weather the festive spirit is to be found in every corner of the city.
Another festival not to miss is Las Fallas each year in March. Parties begin and massive colourful “monuments” appear in the streets, only to be burnt to the ground a few days later in an emotional night of fireworks and flames.
As well as large 5 star hotels, Valencia has a wonderful range of smaller hotels, guest houses and B&Bs, ranging from rustic to boutique.
Or if you're looking for a home away from home you can find an excellent selection of holiday rentals, including flats, houses and villas of all sizes.
Some of the best deals can be found with timeshare hotel and rental properties. If you are looking to buy a timeshare then the website BuyATimeshare lets you browse offers and find a package that meets your needs.
Wherever you decide to stay and whatever you decide to do, Valencia is guaranteed to have something for you and now is the perfect time to make your escape!