The weather in November still invites you to take a walk on the beach, sit on a terrace for tapas, enjoy a delicious rice or stroll through one of the most interesting historical areas. In Valencia, autumn is also full of the best cultural and artistic offers. If you have chosen to spend this bank holiday in Valencia, check out the cultural programme and guided tours.
We propose TOP 10 things to do while you are enjoying your break. Without a doubt Valencia is the best option in order to disconnect from the boring routine!
1.- Departure in Catamaran. Wherever you come from, you will surely want to disconnect on a sailing excursion. With an approximate duration of one hour, the Mundo Marino catamarans will take you through the waters of the Mediterranean so that you can see Valencia and its skyline from another point of view. Unique views and an unbeatable plan. In addition, if you like the marine sunsets, choose the sunset option, which also includes a cocktail.
2. - City of Arts and Sciences. During bank holidays or at any time of the year, it is an essential visit. Walking through the Turia Gardens among its spectacular buildings, entering the Oceanogràfic to discover marine habitats, watching a film at the Hemisfèric, discovering the secrets of science at the Prince Felipe Museum or enjoying the architecture and music at the Palau de Les Arts are some of the things you can do in this cutting-edge complex. There are tickets for the whole complex or combined if you just want to enter some buildings.
3.- Boat trip and paella in the Albufera. If you wish to get to know the Albufera Natural Park in depth, there is nothing better than a walk on the lake in 'albuferenc', the area's traditional boat, and taste a Valencian paella here where it originated. It is an area full of traditions in which time seems to have stopped. Don't doubt it, the Albufera is the best oasis for your escape, where you will surely escape from the vortex of your daily routine.
4.- Flashdance, the musical at the Olympia. Whether you can't help but be moved by that final choreography of the film with the mythical song ‘What a feeling’, or if you haven't even seen it, this musical is a plan for some night on the bridge. It narrates Álex's efforts to become a professional dancer to the rhythm of the eighties. A production that recreates the story of overcoming the film Flashdance at the Olympia Theatre.
5. - Valencia Boat Show. If you are a boat enthusiast you are in luck, because this year the Valencia Boat Show coincides fully with the bank holiday? Come to the Marina de València, which is celebrating its anniversary, and you can try out boats, practice nautical sports and enjoy family workshops and musical performances. Don't miss out!
6.- Van Gogh Alive. The success of the exhibition has led to the extension of days for this multimedia exhibition, which is already the most visited in the world. You can visit it these days at the Ateneo Mercantil de València. Van Gogh Alive is a pioneering experience that, with the works of Vincent Van Gogh, combines movement, light and music. 3,000 images turns the third floor of this building into 800 square metres of canvas. Images and graphics in motion, high quality music and aromas that evoke the images of the paintings.
7. - Excursion on jet skis. A little adrenaline during bank holiday never hurts. Take advantage of your getaway to take a Jet Ski ride with Fun & Quads - an exciting adventure!
8.- Bike ride in the Turia Gardens. The old course of the Turia River, diverted by the effects that the floods caused in the city, was converted into a garden and today is the best place for a relaxing time. You can rent bikes and explore on your own or hire a bike tour. It is one of the most recommended activities in Valencia, don't miss it!
9.- Escapade to Africa. Your getaway to Valencia will even allow you to enter the African savannah thanks to Bioparc Valencia. A park where leopards, lemurs, hyenas, lions, giraffes, gorillas, rhinoceroses, hippos, porcupines, ostriches, elephants, otters... coexist with magnificently recreated habitats.
10.- Stand up paddle, windsurfing and kite surfing. In Valencia, thanks to Ocean Republik, you can enjoy these activities with classes and equipment rental. The waves and the sea breeze await you in Valencia.
The plans are endless in Valencia, choose the ones you really like and make the most of the November bank holiday!