Travel with Friends to Valencia

Experience Valencia 100% with Your Friends

Traveling with friends is a plan that, if done perfectly, is remembered for a lifetime. That’s why it’s very important to choose the destination according to the group’s needs and to consider a range of nighttime entertainment options, as well as general fun activities, to make the trip truly unforgettable! It’s hard not to think of Valencia when planning a trip with friends!

In the 80s and 90s, Valencia was considered the European capital of the nightlife world along with Ibiza due to the famous “Ruta del Bakalao,” which gathered thousands of young people from all over Spain to party. This scene disappeared in the early 2000s due to political pressure.

Nevertheless, Valencia remains a city with a festive spirit, offering a great variety of venues where you can have fun and enjoy excellent cocktails. For instance, Marina Beach, Akuarela, and Mya play commercial music, while other spots like Oven, The Basement, and Club Gordo are dedicated to electronic music, keeping the city’s essence alive.

For those who prefer to enjoy a cocktail more calmly while listening to music in a bar or on a terrace, there are great options like Plaza del Negrito in the city center and Plaza de Cedro in the university area. A very elegant spot that fills up easily is Palau Alameda, an old event hall whose terrace is a benchmark for the “tardeo” scene. Other terraces to consider are Atenea in Plaza del Ayuntamiento and 270 Grados Terrace at the Barceló Hotel.

Additionally, in Alicante, Castellon, and Valencia, you can enjoy boat parties without missing out on the fabulous sunset!

An unmissable experience: renting a bike in Valencia.

Why? Valencia boasts 200 km of bike paths throughout the city, it’s completely flat, and it’s the quickest and most beautiful way to get from one attraction to another.

What to Do and See in Valencia by Bike

1. Explore the Turia Park

Turia Park is a green oasis that runs through Valencia for about 9 kilometers. This urban park, created in the diverted bed of the Turia River, is the perfect place to start your cycling adventure. Ride through gardens, sports areas, and recreational spaces, stopping for a picnic or to admire the artistic installations.

2. Visit the City of Arts and Sciences

Continue along Turia Park to reach the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences. This architectural complex, designed by Santiago Calatrava, is one of Valencia’s landmarks. Here you can visit the Prince Felipe Science Museum, the Oceanografic, and the Hemisfèric. It’s a fascinating experience for both science lovers and architecture enthusiasts.

3. Explore the Historic Center

Head towards Valencia’s historic center, where you can park your bikes and stroll through the narrow medieval streets. Visit the Valencia Cathedral, with its famous Holy Grail, and climb the Miguelete Tower for a panoramic view of the city. Don’t miss the Lonja de la Seda, a magnificent example of Gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

4. Relax on Malvarrosa Beach

After a morning of cycling and cultural visits, head to Malvarrosa Beach. This long, wide beach of golden sand is the perfect place to relax, take a dip in the sea, and play beach volleyball with friends. Along the promenade, you’ll find numerous restaurants and chiringuitos where you can enjoy authentic paella or a refreshing horchata.

Here’s one of our articles to find the best restaurants and venues in the seaside area:

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