Bilbao is easily accessed by air and it is a super city to visit, set on the Bay of Biscay with the Euskadi Mountains behind you, you will find plenty to do there. Bilbao has a mild climate, not usually over 35 degrees at the hottest point in summer and not too cold in winter. It is not a very large city, which makes it great for strolling around and taking in the sites. Another great thing about Bilbao is its location in providing you access to Northern Spain, so that you can get into your rental car and explore a lot more of the area including towns and cities like San Sebastian, Santander and Salamanca which are all within an easy drive of Bilbao.
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Car hire Bilbao is great with both airport and city pick up and drop off locations, including the train station and the in the center of the city. This gives you great choice in where you want to pick up or drop off your hire car. If you are looking on touring around, then you also look at different pick up and drop off locations, freeing up more time to explore the area. You will find a good choice of car hire types and sizes in Bilbao and because Car Booker compares all the car hire suppliers, you will get access to the best range of cars, the best deals and the best prices, when you book with Car Booker. Customers save on average up to 30% on car hire bookings in Bilbao by comparing.
The most famous attraction in Bilbao is the Frank Gehry Museo Guggenheim which is simply stunning and it is a must see inside and out and if you have time, try to see the outside in day light and at night time. Casco Viejo is the old time with the main Plaza Nueva full to bursting with cafes, bars and shops making it a great place to sit and sip or stroll around and explore a little. The Palacio de la Diputacion, the Siete Calles (seven original streets) and the Museo de Bellas Artes or the Museo de Reproducciones Artisticas for full scale reproductions of really famous art are all great historic and cultural attractions in the city. For something indulgent, head to Plaza Moyua and Gran Via for highstreet shopping in Zara, H&M and Mango. If you are there on a Sunday, you will have to engage in the local pass time of doing a bar crawl eating pintxos (local tapas) and drinking wine or rose.
From Bilbao, you can drive an hour east and will come to the beautiful San Sebastian which is home to the Playa del la Concha beach set along a promenade with lots of great cafes, restaurants and bars. From here, you can driver for an hour north west to Santander and explore the Palace of La Magdalena, the Cathedral of Asuncion de la Virgen, the San Felipe castle, the convent of Santa Cruz, or the Marcelino Botin Foundation. When in Santander, you can get in some beach time, locallyat the Sardinero beach or you can drive out to Santillana del Mar for a slice of heaven and without being overcrowded with tourists. Or from San Sebastian, you could drive south and head for Salamanca. In Salamancy, you will find a city of old narrow beautiful streets, the main attractions are in the ‘monument zone’ between Plaza Mayor and the river. And spend a little time in the Plaza Mayor, it is said to be one of the most beautiful Plazas in all of Spain.