Valencia is one of the most visited cities in Spain; tourists love Valencia because it is a city full of beautiful art, delightful gastronomy, amazing architecture, great beaches and a great night life.
If you are wondering about transportation. In Valencia there is a good public transportation system, nonetheless in peak season might want to avoid crowed public transportation and high temperatures (of summer). Renting a car will be particularly useful if you want to visit the surroundings of the Valencian capital or even going for an excursion to Mediterranean beaches, such as Cullera, Gandía or Jávea. You can easily hire and pick up a car at the airport, https://www.autospain.co.uk/en-valencia-airport/.
If you travel to Valencia and want to get the most out of your trip, make sure to do these 7 best things to do in Valencia:
Visit the City of Arts and Sciences
This is a must-see for any first-time visitor to the city. The city of Arts and Sciences is a modern architectural complex dedicated to science and culture. Each building of the complex is dedicated to a specific theme, so, in the building called Hemisfèric you can see films and documentaries in imax, while in Oceanogràfic, a cutting-edge oceanarium, you can see the marine animals of 500 different species and ecosystems of the planet.
Go grocery shopping to the Central Market
The building where the central market is located is worth a visit for its impressive modernist architecture and for its history. This market is probably one of the best in Europe, here you will find a huge variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood and Spanish delicacy like chorizo, jamón ibérico or manchego cheese.
Enjoy Paella and Sangria
Valencia is the home of paella, surely the most famous Spanish dish of all. If you travel to Valencia, you must enjoy a delicious paella accompanied with the best glass of sangria.
Visit the Tower of Serranos
The Towers of Serranos were built in XII century to serve as defence of the city. The adjacent walls were demolished in 1865 but the towers remained intact and are preserved to this day, from the top of the turrets there are spectacular views of the city and the Turia river.
Contemplate the sunset in Albufera
The Albufera national park is a spectacular place with calm waters that reflect the sun at sunset, creating a natural spectacle of light and color that you cannot miss. You could also do a boat trip during the afternoon; it can be a perfect plan to make stunning photos of wildlife and landscape.
Wander in the heart of the city
The historic center of Valencia is beautiful and full of history and art. Like in most European cities, all the places you must-see are just couple of minutes away from each other. Take your time visiting the heart of Valencia, you could also find little streets with cafes, restaurants and local amenities or artisan shops.