Simon Calder of The Independent paid a visit to this fine city and literally gushes over its charm and beauty; the pedestrian promenade, the scenic bay, cobblestone streets, old churches, late dinners, fine wines, picturesque hills, and yummy Basque tapas.
I went myself a number of years ago and simply loved the place. I think Seville has a bit more charm, but the gritty Basque culture gives San Sebastian a slightly more charged edge.
Unfortunately, being so far north that it nearly abuts the French border, not as many tourists come here as Seville or Madrid. Take a few moments to read Calder’s article, however, and you just may opt for this city over the more common tourist haunts.