What A Dream Vacation To Spain Would Be For Us and Why It’s On Our Bucket List

What A Dream Vacation To Spain Would Be For Us and Why It’s On Our Bucket List:

We’ve been so busy the last few years we, haven’t had a vacation in years, unless of course you count relocating for the Army about every 2-3 years, lol.  

So as things are beginning to settle down a bit for us, we’ve been talking about our dream vacation destinations list and what we’d like to do and see in those destinations once we are there. 

One of those destinations on my dream vacation list is Spain!  Now my desire to see the lovely sites, the architecture and experience the amazing food of Spain is not only from being a foodie, but it goes back to High School, yes, High School!

But traveling to Spain for us wouldn't be about just the food, the architecture, the historical sites, but finding the right place in the cities we wanted to see that would enhance our experience of Spain further.  In my search, I came across a site that features houses for rent that would make our visit to Spain a once in a lifetime vacation Luxury Spain Vacation offers many nightly options in all of the cities we'd love to see once we're in Spain and in many other cities there as well!

You see in High School one of mine and many others favorite Teachers was from Barcelona Spain.   Our Teacher would often tell us about Spain and his stories of what to see and do if you traveled to Spain would transport you and right before the holiday break, his wife would always treat us to a lovely meal of food found in Spain!  So, as you can imagine ever since having him as a teacher many of us were hooked, myself included!

Though there are many recommended cities to visit, our top cities we'd like to see while in Spain are Valencia, Madrid, and Barcelona.

Spain seems like a wonderful place to visit if you’re a foodie or a wine lover and if you are you may want to check out Valencia: Valencia is known for its Paella! 

Fine Dining:
Ricard Camarena Resturant has a little something for everyone, to include vegetarian and vegan options!

Local Fare:
Restaurante Navarro where they are known for their Seafood Paella and Lemon Sorbet

Bar El Almundin is a place to enjoy Tapas, Meatballs and other local fares

Vegan Fare: The Vurger
Features Vegan Burger,, Sweet Potato Fries and more

Looking for cheap but tasty eats?  check out El Forn del Carmen

Looking for breakfast while in Valencia?
Dulce de Leche Boutique Ruzafa Or Brunch Corner - Sant Bult

Valencia Spain

 Valencian Cellar Tours

Looking for dining in Madrid?

Fine Dining:
Cebo offers a tasting menu and they say the Turbot is not to be missed!

Local fare:
Casa 9 Restaurante
Is known for its Venison, Clams and other local faire!

Cheap eats:
Offer a range of bar fare

Breakfast or Lunch:
La General
Offers a bit of both!

Madrid Spain

One of the places that we'd love to see is the Royal Palace of Madrid!

Cibeles fountain in Madrid, Spain

Places to Eat in Barcelona:

Fine Dining:
Santa Rita Experience
Known for it’s six-course meals
Quail Eggs and Stuffed Artichokes!

Enjoy Catalan Cuisine while you're in Barcelona:

Seafood lover?  Check out: La Paradeta

Want more local fare to check out: Bormuth
Or Barcelona Beer Company
Known for their Beers, Sandwiches, and Tapas

Looking for Breakfast?
Milk Bar & Bistro
Known for their Brunch, Huevos Rancheros, and Eggs Benedict!

Barcelona Spain

Catholic Cathedral Barcelona

For the Sports Enthusiast, you could catch a match:  

Barcelona Stadium

If you’re traveling to Spain with the whole family: 

While in Madrid Check out the Prado Museum or the amusement park Parque de Atracciones which is located in the Casa de Campo which is in a huge park in the center of Madrid that also has an Aquarium!

Or if you’re in the family-friendly city of Valencia, there is a Toy Soldiers Museum, a Planetarium as well as an Imax theater

In Barcelona with the family maybe check out the lovely Parc Guell that is a public park system featuring gardens an Aquarium and beautiful mosaics throughout!

Now your options for traveling within Spain once you’re there include Rental Car, Flying between cities, the RENFE national rail line which is a High-speed AVE, AVANT, ALVIA, and ALTRIA trains have reduced travel time between Madrid and Sevilla and Madrid and Barcelona to only 2 1/2 hours.

Plus there is the Eurail Spain Pass entitles you to unlimited rail travel in Spain. It is available for 3 to 10 days of travel within 2 months in either first or second class, however, the Eurail Spain Pass must be purchased before arriving in Spain.

From the food to the wine, the markets to the cathedrals, the palaces, Football and more, there just seem to be some much to see, eat and do in Span!

Have any of you vacationed in Spain? If so what are some of your favorite places to see and eat at? What other destinations are on your Dream Vacation list?

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