The emergence of new hip bars, restaurants and boutiques and stylish hotels are turning Valencia into one of the liveliest cities in Spain.
Renowned for its nightlife, many visitors flock to Valencia to dance the night away. The biggest fiesta of the year is the festival of the Las Fallas in March. Here, amidst street parties, bullfights and parades, intricately decorated giant paper mache figures decorate the streets before being burnt in a bonfire. Valencia hotel guests who miss the festivities can visit the Las Fallas museum.
In the city of Valencia, most hotel guests take time to visit the architectural wonder, the City of Arts and Sciences. Just a short walk from Marriott's Valencia hotel, the contemporary complex houses a science museum, a planetarium, an aquarium and a cultural centre set in an large landscaped park punctuated with waterfalls and streams.
Other attractions in Valencia include the Plaza del Mercado with its beautiful Silk Market and the Baroque Santos Juanes Church.
A stay in Valencia wouldn't be complete without visiting one of the city's three white sandy beaches. which are also great places to sample some seafood or nibble on some tapas and sip on a glass of local wine.