What to do in Valencia in summer? The best plans

Best summer plans in valencia

Valencia in summer offers a wide variety of cultural and leisure plans that go beyond its beaches and the famous paella. The city of Turia holds great surprises both for those who live all year round and for all those who visit the city during the warmer months. From routes through nature, visits to museums to summer fairs where you can enjoy the different attractions.

For those who want to discover the city in the middle of the "caloret” (typical way of referring to the heat in Valencia) without dying in the attempt, we propose the best plans to do in Valencia in summer. Shall we start?


The best summer plans in Valencia

We already explained the reasons why Valencia had been named the best city in the world to live in. The truth is that this quality of life is present during any season of the year. Valencia offers a wide variety of activities both for tourists and for those who live all year round in the city of the Turia. Here are some of the best summer plans in Valencia:

Visit the beaches of Valencia

Valencia wakes up every morning bathed by the Mediterranean Sea welcoming visitors from all over the world. The city of gunpowder is known for its magnificent coastline. A few kilometers from the city center we can find from tourist beaches to wild and less explored beaches.

The most popular options close to the center of Valencia are the Malvarrosa, the Patacona, and the Cabanyal beach, located in the fishing district of the same name. Here you can find great leisure offers, restaurants, terraces and golden sand.

For those who prefer less crowded and more natural beaches, there are options such as El Saler, La Garrofera, La Devesa, Pinedo and Recati, all surrounded by the Albufera Natural Park and lots of vegetation. They are undoubtedly the favorites for nature lovers.

The Great Fair of July (Gran Fira de Valencia)

The Gran Fira de Valencia is the most important event of the summer in the capital of the Turia. So much so that it marks the beginning of the summer season. This celebration has different activities distributed in different parts of the city, usually in the center, such as the Palau Gardens, the West Park, the Plaza Redonda and the Tapinería Market. The program includes musical shows, children's workshops, art exhibitions, gastronomic contests and, of course, several mascletàs and fireworks.

In addition, the fair organizes concerts in the Jardines de Viveros throughout the month of July, which attract internationally known artists and well-known personalities from all over Spain and Europe.

Enjoy the terraces and the local gastronomy

We already told you about some of the best restaurants in the center of Valencia, the truth is that the city has an outstanding gastronomic offer and is full of establishments where you can enjoy typical dishes such as paella valenciana, fideuá, esgarraet, titaina, olla valenciana. During the summer, we can enjoy the most Valencian flavors on the seafront promenade while enjoying the sea breeze, as well as in the city center, taking advantage of the good weather and the shade of the most popular terraces overlooking the historic center.

The best gastronomic plans in summer also include sweet options such as nougat ice cream, fartons and the popular horchata or agua de Valencia, a famous alcoholic drink originating in this city with a base of cava and orange juice from the orchard. You can also visit the new Mercado de la Imprenta in San Vicente.

Get to know Valencia by bike

Valencia is an ideal city to explore by bike as its urban territory is very well adapted for cycling and is mostly flat. Cycle while discovering the Torres de Serrano, the spectacular Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, the Cathedral and much more!

If you opt for a guided bike tour, you can make several stops to refresh yourself, buy food, water and rest. However, if you prefer to explore the city at your own pace, in a few hours you will have a broad view of the city of gunpowder and light.


Tips for visiting Valencia in summer

If you are thinking of visiting the Valencian Communityand making the best summer plans in Valencia, here are some tips before starting your trip to the majestic city of Turia:

  • High temperatures. Summer in Valencia is usually hot and humid, with an average temperature of 25ºC. Take the opportunity to get to know the city better during the first hours of the day and the last hours of the night, as they tend to be fresher. The good news is that Valencia is well prepared for the hot months and has almost 600 hectares of green spaces within the city and plenty of shade to help you cope during these months.

  • High season in Valencia. Between the months of June and September, Valencia welcomes a large influx of tourists, so if you plan to travel to the city during the summer, you should take these dates into account. We recommend making any type of reservation in advance to avoid delays and better organize your itinerary.

  • Prepare your suitcase with the Mediterranean climate in mind. We recommend that you make room in your suitcase for sunglasses, sunscreen, swimsuits and comfortable shoes. Valencia offers you a great variety of plans, come prepared!


If you decide to come to Valencia in summer, look at all the promotions available to visit the whole city in the season with more daylight hours. In HQ Rooms we have our doors open to make your stay in the city of Turia as pleasant as possible. Book your apartment in Valencia and enjoy a privileged location and magnificent qualities. Contact us!

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