Free to Explore
San Sebastian is an attractive Spanish city shaped by a tourist trade dating back to the 19th century. It is a moderately-sized accessible destination located in the north of Spain, with short distances between the traditional buildings, the carefully-designed shop window displays and restaurants which produce delicious Basque cuisine of world renown. San Sebastian sits at a fabulous beachside setting, with access to many Michelin-star restaurants and a good selection of local and international brand shops all within easy walking distance.
Iconic beaches with fine white sand are a popular reason to visit San Sebastian for an accessible holiday – especially when there are beach wheelchairs available, and even disabled-friendly surf lessons. Back in town, museums enlighten visitors on subjects ranging from local history to the ocean, sports to the role of concrete in society. The century-old aquarium is a highlight, and features enormous sharks as well as a tank holding fish that visitors can touch. Other activities on offer are accessible golf taster lessons, an accessible cooking school and a local trip of a vineyard, with wine tasting.
While the city is ideally-sized for exploring on foot, the public transport system generally has good accessibility.