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Valencia: The Ultimate Family Itinerary Travel Guide

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Valencia, the vibrant Spanish city on the southeastern coast, offers the perfect blend of history, culture, and fun for families looking for a memorable vacation. With its beautiful beaches, stunning architecture, delicious cuisine, and a wide range of activities for all ages, Valencia has everything you need for an unforgettable family getaway. In this ultimate family itinerary travel guide, we will explore the best attractions, dining options, and accommodations Valencia has to offer.

Day 1: Exploring Valencia's Old Town

On your first day in Valencia, dive into the city's rich history by exploring the charming Old Town. Start your day by visiting the iconic Valencia Cathedral, home to the Holy Grail according to legend. Take a guided tour to learn about the cathedral's fascinating history and admire the stunning views from the top of the Miguelete Bell Tower.

Next, head to the bustling Central Market, one of the largest markets in Europe. Explore the stalls filled with fresh produce, local delicacies, and traditional crafts. Grab some snacks and enjoy a picnic at the nearby Turia Gardens, a beautiful park that used to be a riverbed.

Valencia: The Ultimate Family Itinerary (Travel Guide)
by Lijoma (Kindle Edition)

4 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 2527 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 34 pages
Lending : Enabled

After lunch, make your way to the Silk Exchange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the Gothic architecture and intricate details of this former trading hub. End your day by taking a leisurely stroll through the picturesque streets of Barrio del Carmen, filled with charming boutiques, cafes, and street art.

Day 2: Fun-filled Day at the City of Arts and Sciences

A visit to Valencia is incomplete without exploring the City of Arts and Sciences, a futuristic complex that offers a plethora of activities for the whole family. Start your day by visiting the Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe. Get up close and personal with various marine species and enjoy the mesmerizing dolphin show.

Next, head to the Science Museum, where interactive exhibits and hands-on experiments will engage both kids and adults alike. From exploring the human body to understanding the laws of physics, this museum offers a fascinating learning experience.

After a packed morning, take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the many restaurants overlooking the stunning Hemisfèric, an eye-catching IMAX cinema and planetarium. Don't miss the chance to catch a movie or an educational show for an immersive experience.

End your day by taking a scenic boat ride on the Turia Gardens' artificial lake. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings and soak in the beauty of the City of Arts and Sciences from a different perspective.

Day 3: Beaches and Outdoor Adventures

Valencia is known for its beautiful beaches, and on your third day, it's time to enjoy some fun in the sun. Head to Malvarrosa beach, one of Valencia's most popular sandy shores. Relax on the golden sands, take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea, or indulge in various water sports activities such as paddleboarding and jet skiing.

For a unique experience, visit the nearby Albufera Natural Park. Take a boat tour through the stunning wetlands and learn about the rich biodiversity of the area. Don't miss the opportunity to sample the famous Valencian paella, traditionally prepared with fresh ingredients sourced from the park.

If you're up for more adventure, visit Bioparc Valencia, a stunning zoo that recreates the natural habitats of various animal species. Explore the different sections, including the African Savannah and the Equatorial Forest, and witness animals like lions, elephants, and gorillas up close.

Day 4: Exploring Valencia's Unique Neighborhoods

On your last day in Valencia, venture beyond the city center to explore its distinctive neighborhoods. Start by visiting the modern and trendy Ruzafa district. Wander through the vibrant streets filled with street art, boutique shops, and unique cafes. Don't forget to try some local delicacies at one of the many trendy restaurants in the area.

Next, head to Cabanyal, a historic fishing village that offers a glimpse into Valencia's maritime past. Take a leisurely walk along the promenade and admire the colorful houses that line the streets. Stop by Mercado del Cabanyal, a local market where you can sample fresh seafood and other regional specialties.

End your day by exploring the charming neighborhood of El Carmen. Lose yourself in the narrow streets filled with medieval architecture, art galleries, and quirky shops. Enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the many tapas bars and indulge in some traditional Spanish cuisine.

Valencia truly is the ultimate family destination. With its diverse offerings, from historical landmarks to modern attractions, there's something to captivate every member of the family. Whether you're exploring the old town, enjoying the adventures of the City of Arts and Sciences, or relaxing on the beautiful beaches, Valencia promises an unforgettable experience for everyone. So pack your bags, plan your itinerary, and get ready for an amazing family vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

Valencia: The Ultimate Family Itinerary (Travel Guide)
by Lijoma (Kindle Edition)

4 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 2527 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 34 pages
Lending : Enabled

Big Trips for Little Travellers Enjoy a family holiday to remember with this itinerary-based guide to Valencia. Written by the author of the new DK Eyewitness Valencia, this ultimate family itinerary is packed with educational sights and fun-filled experiences – you’ll hunt for street art in the backstreets of the Barrio del Carmen, shop in Europe’s largest produce market, cycle around the city in a dried-up riverbed and explore the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences. With top tips on everything from the best city beaches to where to eat paella, this is expert advice that parents can really trust.

Features include:

  • Mini Break Valencia Comprehensive itinerary covering everything you’ll need to book your own unforgettable few days away.
  • Family Stays Detailed reviews of the best places to stay with kids.
  • When to Visit Overview of Valencia’s weather and climate throughout the year, including the best times for families to visit.
  • Insights Handy pointers on holidaying in Valencia, plus foods and drinks your kids must try.
  • Essentials Pre-trip practicalities, including getting there, visas and passports, health and safety, and the best ways for families to get around.
  • Covers: Barrio del Carmen, Jardín del Turia, City of Arts and Sciences, Mercado Central, Valencia Cathedral, La Lonja de la Seda, BIOPARC, Playa de la Malvarossa and Playa de las Arenas.

“All the information you need” The Times

“Expertly curated itineraries for family adventure holidays”

About Lijoma Lijoma is a champion of independent family travel, known for our immersive itineraries covering the best places in the world to travel with children. Founded by a former Rough Guides Managing Editor, we publish day-by-day guides to more than a dozen destinations, from Istanbul to Japan, featuring a carefully curated itinerary, top tips, essential information and detailed reviews of the very best places to stay with children.

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