By Jessica Beck
València
Spain
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Located on the Mediterranean Sea, the city of València, Spain is a charming city loaded with culture and history. Most famous for its Las Fallas Festival in March and most widely known as the birthplace of paella, this is a city that should be on everyone’s vacation list.

EscapeWizard.com wants to help you reach this Spanish destination. València has a major airport located about 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) from the city’s center called València Airport (VLC). It takes about 30-40 minutes to get to and from the airport and the city’s center by bus. There is also a metro system available to take you to where you need to be in the city, or there are always taxis. EscapeWizard.com invites you to use our easy, hassle-free flight search service. Simply click on the following link, and allow us to book your next flight to València (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Let EscapeWizard.com also help you in finding your perfect, affordable hotel accommodations by clicking on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). 

After you have gotten to your hotel and are ready for exploring the city, EscapeWizard.com suggests checking out the Seu. It is a very interesting cathedral and contains doors from three different architectural eras. Taking a climb to the top of its Michalet tower is an EscapeWizard.com must. You will be amazed by the view of the city that surrounds you. Another building that is worth a visit is the Llotja de la Seda, which is the site of the ancient silk trade that once flourished here in València. This Gothic structure contains the magnificent Hall of Columns, intricate towers and gargoyles, some of which are particularly naughty. The València City Hall is another building worth noting. With its intricate and ornamental architectural design and beautiful fountains welcoming you, this building is a must-see for anyone who appreciates beautiful architecture.

If you love to taste new foods, experience local cuisine, and explore farmers’ markets, head to the Mercat Central located in an interesting Modernist-style building. Another area to visit if you love to explore the life of locals and interesting characters is the neighborhood of Barri del Carme which is located in the old city center of València. It is a divine spot for people-watching, strolling, and watching the transformation of this old forgotten area into a new forthcoming treasure. You can pop into different cafés and trendy shops that are scattered throughout this area.

Feeling the need for exercise or vast green space to find comfort in? EscapeWizard.com encourages you to take an afternoon stroll along the river bed of the Turia. It contains a park with fields for playing soccer and rugby, a lake to boat in, and trails for walking and jogging. It also houses fountains and playgrounds for everyone to enjoy. The park ends at an EscapeWizard.com Top-10 must-see, the famous City of Arts and Sciences building. It is known for its architectural designs by the world-renowned Santiago Calatrava, and it houses a Planetarium, a Science Museum, an IMAX theater, an Aquarium, and an Arts Museum. It has something for everyone and will be sure to impress you. There are also beaches throughout the city to play and lounge on, if getting a sun-kissed glow is on your list.

If you happen to be visiting València in mid-March, be sure to check out the Las Fallas Festival.  However, if your itinerary does not line up, EscapeWizard.com suggests discovering the Fallas Museum, which will still give you a feel for what the festival is all about and you’ll be able to experience it through footage taken at past festivals.

As for nightlife, València is swimming in it. This city has something for everyone ranging from dance clubs for partying to cozy pubs for live music.

EscapeWizard.com promises you an unforgettable trip to the entertaining and culture-packed city of València. Just click on the link above to book your next vacation to València, Spain.
Hotels in València
By Keleigh M. Quinn
Westin Valencia
Amadeo de Saboya, 16, Valencia, Spain
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Explore València in style when you stay at the new Westin València. This stunning building reflects the history and culture of the city, but offers all of the modern touches you enjoy. This city has many things to offer, and this hotel places you in the center of everything. Within walking distance you will find the Prince Felipe Science Museum, the City of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Gardens and Redonda Square. The Mestalla Football Stadium and the Palau de les Arts are just a few steps away, and you can enjoy wonderful shopping at the Central Market, as well. València also offers beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean and challenging golf courses.

After sightseeing, return to the hotel and experience true relaxation. The Caroli Wellness Center includes a full fitness center, as well as a water area with a therapy pool, sauna, hammam and a Cromotherapy shower. You can also schedule spa treatments here. Rent a bicycle for a fun way to explore the area, or play a game at the nearby tennis courts. Take a stroll around the Mediterranean gardens or enjoy the outdoor Jacuzzi. If you are traveling for work, you can stop by the Business center, open 24 hours a day, which provides high speed internet access and other services.

The guest rooms and suites are decorated with fun accessories that vary from room to room. Some rooms offer private terraces and windows that open. You will also find a flat screen television with satellite channels and internet access. Wireless internet access is available for an additional fee. Enjoy fresh coffee in the morning, and room service throughout the day.

Grab some breakfast at the Rosmarino Mediterranean Restaurant, with outdoor seating available. El Gourmet serves regional dishes for lunch and dinner. You can also enjoy a drink and some dancing at El Jardi or H-Club València.

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