Daniel Rodrigues for The New York Times
Beyond the beach, this seaside resort’s enticements include art, architecture and, of course, dining on delectable small plates at pintxo bars.
The identity of San Sebastián as a seaside resort began over a century ago, when this wild stretch of Atlantic coast was favored by Spanish royals on holiday.
Since then, Donostia — as the alluring city is known in Basque — has also established itself as a world-class gastro-paradise.
2016 European Capital of Culture, the city has begun to again reinvent itself, this time as a cultural destination.
So when fall’s cooler temperatures force all but the hardiest surfers to abandon the beaches, you’ll still find myriad enticements to feast on — from fine art and architecture to local design and craft beer — before the pintxo bars beckon...
INGRID K. WILLIAMS