Restaurants & Bars


10 Days in Spain - Where to go?


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Restaurants & Bars 7

10 Days in Spain - Where to go?

Mjstout | Jun 20, 2011 12:22 PM

Hello everyone,

I have been reading through a ton of threads here and decided that Spain will be my next vacation. Luckily I am able to travel for 10 days using starwood points for my hotel. The only catch is I must use them in 5 day blocks (because of a promotion). Because of this, what two cities would you recommend visiting?

I know this is a hard question, so here is what we like to do when in Europe:

- Wake up and get a leisurely breakfast
- Walk around the city and do something for a few hours (site seeing, beach, etc.)
- Have a long lunch with a glass of wine or two
- Walk around a bit more and maybe go shopping
- Nap
- Long dinner
- Drinks after at a low key bar

As you can guess, food is huge for me. I am a classically trained chef (but not in the profession) and my wife and I like to base a lot of vacations around eating well. Ambiance plays a huge role as well.

We like 3 star places, but love to dig into the local restaurants where we can get some really authentic food. We also are on a bit of a budget, so 3 stars all the time are not an option.

Because of this, I am thinking the two places I should go to are San Sebastian and Madrid, each for 5 days.

Does anyone think the is a great/terrible idea? Are 5 days too long for San Sebastian?


Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound