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!
Are you looking for a fun family activity? Do you want to stimulate the overall development of your little one? Maybe you want to meet other young families in Valencia. In any case, I’d love for you to join my Early Childhood Music & Movement classes: Sing & Swing. Whether you’re a native English speaker or don’t speak a word at all, everyone can benefit from these classes. Keep reading to find out why...
Spas in Valencia are like little hidden treasures, if you don’t know where they are, they’re not easy to find. We love to pamper ourselves and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but since there isn’t a huge spa culture here, we didn’t really know where to go. Now, we wouldn’t be us if we didn’t do some research, right? As it turns out, Valencia does have some amazing spas! So, friends, get ready for that baby soft skin – it’s time to relax the day away in one of these 6 spas in Valencia.
Are you and your furry friend about to get some vitamin sea? Then we want to remind you of a couple of things before you head to the beach. You may have noticed that Valencia is a very dog-friendly city, but unfortunately, our little friends aren’t allowed to dip their paws in the sand wherever they want. That’s why we’ve made a list of 6 dog-friendly beaches in Valencia. If you need an excuse to explore some new, interesting playas, here it is ;-)
Did you know that valencia has its own famous Central Park? The Valencianos had to wait for 30 years to see this old railway station turn into a unique, gorgeous urban park. But after years of hard work, it was finally there: Parque Central. And boy, was it worth the wait.
If you like food truck festivals and gastronomic markets, then you’ve just found your treasure of the year. It gets even better because this isn’t just a temporary event. Mercabanyal is basically a never-ending food truck festival in one of the most authentic neighborhoods of Valencia. Yeah, it’s clear, you have to visit this unique outdoor space at least once in your life.
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.
Moving to a new country or city is awesome, but it can be challenging and lonely. No one told you life was gonna be this way (I hope you’re clapping your hands four times now.) Having friends is incredibly important, so today I will share some tips on how and where to make new friends in Valencia.
Hi! I’m Stephanie, a creative enthusiast, English teacher for kids, freelance copywriter, and Friends of Valencia's content editor. My intuition brought me here (thanks, gal, appreciate it). Moving to Valencia has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made – this city never ceases to amaze me. I love sharing my enthusiasm, creating genuine connections, telling stories, and being of service. That’s why you’ll find me writing blog posts full of tips, tricks, recommendations, and bad puns. When I just moved here, I set up my own Early Childhood Music & Movement classes: Sing & Swing with Stephanie. Yes, I have many interests and passions – every day is different and I love it. What I adore about Valencia? The people, street art, fascinating architecture, the climate, gorgeous parks, tasty food, the typical Spanish lifestyle, colorful houses, the little surprises around each corner, the beach, street parties, and vibrant city life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Un abrazo, Stephanie