Valencia Day by Day is a short punchy city guide that shows you the best way around the city in the most effective way. Through special interest tours and easy to understand maps, travellers are able to get a good idea of the geography of their city instantly before exploring it in an interesting way. * Full day tours around the main sites of Valencia Old Town, the Beaches, and the new City of Arts & Sciences and of choice cafes and restaurants along the way * Includes Special--Interest Tours such as futuristic Valencia, the Holy Grail trail and tours for kids * Details neighbourhood walks: Barrio del Carmen, the Grand Avenues * Outdoor Valencia: the parks and the beaches * The Best Shopping around markets and malls including the best of the smaller shopping streets * Includes day trips to Benidorm, Terra Mitica, Requena & Utiel, Peniscola & Morella
Table of Contents
12 Favorite Moments. 1 The Best Full--Day Tours. The Best in One Day. The Best in Two Days. The Best in Three Days. 2 The Best Special--Interest Tours. I Have Seen the Future--The City of Arts & Sciences. Centro Historico: Ancient Valencia. Valencia for Kids. Valencia for the Culture Vulture. 3 The Best Neighborhood Walks. Ensanche & Calle Colon. Barrio del Carmen. 4 The Best Shopping. Shopping Best Bets. Valencia Shopping A to Z. 5 The Best of the Outdoors. Rio Turia Park. Valenciaa s Parks & Gardens. La Albufera: Beaches & Lagoon South of the City. 6 The Best Dining. Dining Best Bets. Valencia Dining A to Z. 7 The Best Nightlife. Nightlife Best Bets. Valencia Nightlife A to Z. 8 The Best Arts & Entertainment. Arts & Entertainment Best Bets. Arts & Entertainment A to Z. Las Fallas. 9 The Best Lodging. Lodging Best Bets. Valencia Lodging A to Z. 10 The Best Day Trips & Excursions. Benidorm. Requena & Utiel. Peniscola & Morella. Gandia. The Savvy Traveler. Before You Go. Getting There. Getting Around. Fast Facts. Valencia: A Brief History. Valenciaa s Architecture. Useful Phrases & Menu Terms. Recommended Spanish Wines. Recommended Vintages for Rioja & Ribera del Duero Wines. Toll--Free Numbers & Websites. Index. Accommodations Index. Restaurant Index.
Timothy--V. Birch was born in London and almost immediately moved with his airline company family to Beirut, Lebanon. He spent the next 18 years of his life traveling around the globe whenever his father was reposted. He joined the airlines himself, following in his father's footsteps, ending with several years at Iberia, designing publicity material, and writing copy and fell in love with Spain. He left the airlines in the late eighties to set up a greeting card and fine art print publishing house with his wife Diana, selling designs based on his own work. In 1999, they moved permanently to Valencia with their two young daughters. Tim and Diana live in the center of Valencia, with their daughters as neighbors just a few streets away. They have a comprehensive website, www.thisisvalencia.com, about the city, both for visitors and residents. Tim writes about the city and the area for various publications around the world and has promised his wife he will start painting again very soon.