Valencia, Spain

What to See

Parque Cabecera

Walking Tour
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Walking Tour

Start at the Parque Cabecera and follow the park around half the city, to the waterfront and keep walking until you hit the Arts and Sciences Museum. Make sure you have a map for when the park ends so you can get to the museum easily. In my opinion this park is the heart of Valencia. It's beautifully maintained, used by literally every kind of person and as you walk you can catch every kind of architecture Valencia has to offer. You'll walk by packed soccer fields, long stretches of grass, a playground that is actually a giant Gulliver (Gulliver's Travels), ponds, museums, fountains, and gardens. Keep walking and you'll hit the waterfront and eventually the Arts and Sciences museum. It's a long walk (9 miles more or less) and will take all day, or longer depending on how many stops you make, but it's just the life of the city. It seems like everyone in Valencia is at the park during lunch and after work on a warm afternoon. Probably one of my favorite days of travel ever.

What to Do

General Activities

The Orange Valencia
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The Orange Valencia

Probably why is the orange Valencia, it's the best place ever you can eat Oranges, the city is surrounded by farms, where you can go wwoofing, talk spanish and know the locals, if we're talking about Valencia then never leave without meeting the Couch surfing community over there !!, full stop, you'll do everything possible with them over there in the perfectly organized way.
You'll meet the people that'll teach you Spanish, Salsa and play with you volleyball, take you with them on weekends for free campings and hikes around the city and sometimes personal invitations for dinner!, have a walk in the park of Turia, fall in love while trying to surf the waves in Malvarrosa, see the passion in the people's eyes hoping the best for their cities football team, live the dream while on a fishing boat in the lake of Albuferra, invite the ones you love for la paella somewhere next to ciudades artes y ciencias and get lost in the neighbourhood of El carmen & BBQ with the hispanic community.

Where to Stay

Barrio del Carmen

Home Backpackers Hostel
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Home Backpackers Hostel

Really great hostel in a central location. Walking distance from everything you'll need. They have a huge rooftop terrace that is a great place to hang out, big kitchen, clean rooms and really great prices. They also offer a lot of stuff to do if you're traveling alone. The 10 euro pub crawl happens every night and is a lot of fun. One of the only hostels I've ever been that manages to appeal to both people who like a quiet place to stay and people who like to be social.

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