Spain has always been a place that I want to visit, but had never gotten the chance to until now. I picked Valencia because I knew I wanted to tan near the beach, but also it seemed a little more lowkey than Madrid or Barcelona. I’m glad I went here, because it’s a cute town - not too big, not too small. Also, there’s a great food scene and a very relaxed vibe! I would go again if I could.
Navigating around the city is quite easy with your Maps app. The city center is incredibly walkable, and it’s well connected by public transportation. When you land at the airport, you’re able to find some ticket kiosks for the metro. I would recommend buying a SUMO 10-ticket pass, where each time is just one-way on the bus, metro, or tram. This made sense because I was there for a week and I wouldn’t use it enough for a unlimited 24/48/72 hour pass.
Overall, I highly recommend coming to Valencia and would encourage you to do the same!
*** bolded bullet points below are ones that are highly recommended (in my opinion).
What I really liked about Valencia was the diversity of nature. One end of the city is the beach, and the other end could be a park with a lot of trees so you could experience multiple aspects in the same day!
For the attractions below, I highly recommend visiting the area around these attractions! I didn't go into the attraction itself (like there's an art museum, an aquarium, etc. that costs money) but just walking around is very cool. This is because the architecture is pretty unique, and it's a good potential photo opp. It's worth just walking around here!