Get the latest on our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response and travel information. Learn more

Valencia Holidays

Valencia Holidays

Read more about Valencia

If you’re looking for a combination of a sunny Spanish city escape and a beachy break, Valencia is the destination for you. Where chic bars and restaurants sit alongside historic architecture and the seafront is only a short hop away – Valencia is perfect for couples, friends and even families who are seeking a warm destination with tons to see and do.

Beaches
Get the best of both worlds in Valencia, as the city’s coastal location means it also offers some stunning beaches. Playa de la Malvarrosa is one of the most popular beaches in the city, with soft golden sands and a backdrop of palm trees. Just south of the city centre lies Playa de Pinedo, the place to go if you’re looking for a little less tourism and a little more chill. City Breaks are tonnes better when you can cool off with a refreshing ocean dip in just a few minutes walk from the bustling city streets.

Food & Drink
Valencia is home to one of the world’s favourite Spanish dishes – paella. Paella valenciana is the perfect combination of meat, rice, spices and vegetables, cooked up into the unbeatable hearty dish we all know and love. Seafood lovers will be in heaven with the range of local dishes cooked with fresh ingredients from the sea. Fideua is a delightful mix of noodles, squid, shrimp and monkfish to name a few and is a taste sensation you won’t want to miss out on. If you want to try something new, all i pebre is an eel stew with a very tasty sauce. When in the local bars, try a glass of agua di Valencia the region’s famous cocktail that is refreshing and sweet.

Culture
Historic buildings, monuments and art are a big part of Valencian culture and are easily found by just wandering the city streets. If you’re lucky enough to visit the city when one of the famous fiestas are on, you can see the true Valencian culture through the traditional costumes and music. If you want to catch the biggest fiesta of the year, Las Fallas festival takes place from the 15th to the 19th March each year.

Nightlife
Whether your idea of a great night out is a few drinks at a cool bar, a delicious meal or a night on the tiles, Valencia’s old town (Barrio del Carmen) ticks all of the boxes for a fantastic evening out. If you prefer a more elegant approach to your nights out, the marina offers stylish clubs and bars serving cocktails and hosting live DJ sets.

Important Information
Flight Time: 2hr 40m
Time Difference: +1hr
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Spanish

View destination on a map

Top Valencia Hotels

Expo

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Sercotel Sorolla Palace

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Senator Parque Central Hotel

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Eurostars Gran Valencia

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Hotel Valencia Center

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Vincci Lys

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Las Arenas Balneario Resort

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Mediterraneo

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Holiday Inn Valencia

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Hotel Kramer

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

NH Ciudad de Valencia

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Checkin Valencia

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Hotel Dimar

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Conqueridor

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Barcelo Premium Valencia

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Petit Palace Germanias

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Hospes Palau de la Mar

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Neptuno

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Silken Puerta Valencia

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

TRYP Valencia Oceanic Hotel

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Nh Villacarlos

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Catalonia Excelsior

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Medium Valencia

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Hotel B&B Valencia

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Petit Palace Plaza de la Reina

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Sh Ingles Boutique

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Zenit Valencia

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

NH Valencia Center

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Sol Playa

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Melia Valencia

Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain

Valencia Weather

If you love the Spanish summer heat, visit Valencia between July and August when you’ll be greeted with average temperatures of 24°C and 25°C. June and September are slightly cooler but still a lovely warm temperature of 22°C, but if you prefer it just below the 20’s, May and October both offer an average temperature of 18°C. November to April see colder temperatures, but it’s never too chilly as the averages vary from 9°C to 14°C.
Jan 13ºC
Feb 15ºC
Mar 16ºC
Apr 18ºC
May 21ºC
Jun 24ºC
Jul 27ºC
Aug 27ºC
Sep 25ºC
Oct 20ºC
Nov 16ºC
Dec 13ºC

Things To Do on Valencia Holidays

See The City of Arts and Sciences
Although the name may suggest differently, The City of Art and Sciences isn’t just for art lovers and science fans. This sci-fi-like complex is an ultra-cool attraction and will blow you away before you’ve even entered one of the buildings. See the futuristic architecture and the mirrored glass gleaming under the sun. Once you’ve taken in the view from the outside, you can visit the Oceanographic building for Europe’s largest aquarium, the Prince Felipe Museum of Sciences for a fun and educational day of exploring the different exhibits and L’Hemisfèric for the cinema and planetarium.

Visit Valencia Cathedral
Quite a contrast to The City of Art and Sciences, Valencia Cathedral is a historic landmark that’s a must-visit when in the old town. The building’s construction began in 1262 but lasted for centuries, and so you can see the changing styles throughout its architecture, as it passed through the Gothic, Renaissance and Neoclassical eras.

Explore Barrio del Carmen
Valencia’s old town, Barrio del Carmen is a unique area of the city that is brilliant for just wandering around and seeing what it has to offer. See the historic buildings contrasting with the hip cafés, bars and restaurants. It’s a great area to be in throughout the day and night too, with plenty of places to grab something tasty to eat as well as a buzzing nightlife.

Search for giant paella
Valencia is known for being the birthplace of the internationally-loved Spanish dish paella. So, when it comes to food festivals and other big events, it’s no surprise that this dish is an extremely popular pick for everyone. To satisfy everyone’s cravings at these events, you may find a giant paella being cooked in a humongous dish – and when we say humongous, we really, really mean it!