We would just tapas crawl from place to place until we were full. Lucky for us, we had many recommended spots to try, which we conquered all. It was such a fun and unique experience, completely different than what I expected (in a good way). The next day was gorgeous so we spent most of the time in the sun — beach, lunch waterside, and then finished the afternoon by our hotel pool. Such a relaxing portion of our trip and it was nice because after a lot of wine and cheese indulging, San Sebastian was definitely a walk-everywhere town, so it was nice to get some exercise. The next day sadly started to rain, so we wandered around and explored shops, but decided to cut our time there short and booked a train for the following afternoon to Madrid. We had the best time — I just wish it wouldn’t have rained!
Here are a few of our favorite spots in San Sebastian: La Cuchara, Atari Gastroteka, and La Vina had THE WORLDS BEST cheesecake. ever. If you are in San Sebastian, these 3 places were most definitely our favorites by far.
My favorite parts of Madrid was the discovery of 2 amazing restaurants. Equal parts, amazing interior / delicious food. Which, if you know me, this is important (haha). Matt discovered the first one on a local food blog called Frida, and the second one was called El Impracial (a friend recommended this to me, and my gosh does she get me. Thanks, Kelli!) Frida had a very California Cuisine menu, photos above with the palm leaf wallpaper (I die), and the pizza (duh). El Imparcial was seriously stunning, every inch of that place was Instagrammable. The photos of the lavish emerald velvet booths, nude/peach distressed walls, chandeliers strung throughout, and floral arrangements atop every table — just perfect. The food was delicious too, and also reminded me of restaurants you would find in SF. I highly recommend them both if you’re in Madrid, they were so so good.
Our trip was such an amazing experience, I cannot wait to get back to Europe again soon. Next up on my list: Italy! xx