15. San Sebastian
This resort city is on the north coast of Spain, in the Basque region. San Sebastian is right on the scenic Bay of Biscay, which opens to the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a popular surf town, with quite a surfing scene at Playa de Zurriola.
Things to do here include spending some time on the sandy beach of La Concha or maybe hiking up Monte Orgull, the fortress-topped mountain overlooking the city’s harborside old town area. It’s also fun to spend time in that cobblestoned old town, called Parte Vieja. The neighborhood is filled with really nice, locally owned shops and lots of places to sit and enjoy pintxos (the Basque version of tapas).