What is something you love most about Valencia? I’ve asked almost everyone I’ve met here and they usually gave the same answer: “the fact that there’s a beach, vibrant city life, and a huge park.” I couldn’t agree more! I hear you thinking, though: “aren’t there plenty of parks?” Yes, but the mother of all parks is called Turia. With its 9 kilometers, it’s the largest urban park in Spain. There’s a lot to discover about this old riverbed, so stick with me!
Wanna spend more quality time with your kid? Meet other young families in Valencia? Stimulate the overall development of your little one? Then I’d love for you to join my Early Childhood Music & Movement classes: Sing & Swing with Stephanie. Whether you’re a native English speaker or don’t speak a word at all, everyone is welcome. Keep reading to find out how you can reap the benefits of these classes…
One of my life mottos is: make life easy again. Now, tell me, what’s easier than checking out some categorized Google Maps lists when you have no idea where to go and what to do in Valencia? Yeah, buddy, we did the dirty work for you - de nada. Keep reading if you wanna save tons of time and simply enjoy the city.
Whether you’ve planned a short-term stay in Valencia or want to become a fully integrated citizen, it’s good to know a thing or two about the national and regional holidays. Not just for practical reasons but also to get a taste of the culture. As you might have guessed, Valencianos sure know how to make the best of their public holidays. Viva la vida!
There’s no such thing as a long winter in Valencia, and snow is a rare phenomenon here. However, it does get pretty cold. Yes, those words are coming from me, a Dutch woman. Ever heard the phrase: “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone”? That totally applies to central heating. However, it’s possible to survive the winters without it and today I’m gonna tell you how. Trust me, I wish someone had given me a guide before I moved here.
A unique play cafe where you can unwind, sip on some coffee, eat delicious cake, make new friends, and have some quality time with your kids while doing fun activities. Sounds like a great treasure for young families, right? That’s because it is, there aren’t many places like this in Valencia. Whatever it is you need, Smileland Family Club has more than enough to offer.
As you may know, Valencia has 300 days of sun a year, but sometimes you have to pack your rain boots and umbrella. Yes, friends, when it rains, it pours! So, what do you do on those days? Good question – let me spill our little secrets today and share 10 things to do on rainy days.
Disclaimer: this is not some juicy blog post about the Tiger King. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I’ll tell you about one of my favorite Tigers in Valencia: Flying Tiger Copenhagen. A Danish, world-famous, budget-friendly variety store. If you like Scandinavian designs, then stick with me.