Surfers flock here, but if that's not your activity-of-choice, you can grab some pintxos in a local bar, take a hike up to San Sebastian's historic hilltop fort, or shop at any of the luxurious stores that make up the city's center. In September, the entire city is transformed for the annual San Sebastian International Film Festival. If you plan to come and catch a movie premiere, make sure you plan ahead because hotels fill up fast- this is one of the most important cinema festivals in the world. We stayed at the Hotel Maria Christina, which is right by the theater, close to the water, and has some pretty interesting history.
I cannot say enough great things about this vacation destination, and I hope you'll consider it when you plan your next European getaway!