World's Top Waterfront Cities

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“On the waterfront” in these cities means vibrant markets, spontaneous performances, and happening social scenes.

San Sebastián, Spain

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What PPS Says: Hugging the rim of the Bay of Biscay, its beautiful promenade follows the arcing coast from one end of the city to the other. Dotted with lively public spaces that connect to an ancient street layout well-suited to pedestrian use, this waterfront feels like the center of the city.

What We Like: San Sebastián, a popular Spanish beach resort between Biarritz and Bilbao, entices visitors to its waterfront with features like two crescent beaches that run along the Bay of Biscay at the edge of the old city and the Parte Vieja, a neighborhood that buzzes with activity. The happy result is an intersection of commerce and leisure, beach and downtown, bucolic seaside and urban energy—a waterfront for tourists and locals alike.

World's Top Waterfront Cities

San Sebastián, Spain

What PPS Says: Hugging the rim of the Bay of Biscay, its beautiful promenade follows the arcing coast from one end of the city to the other. Dotted with lively public spaces that connect to an ancient street layout well-suited to pedestrian use, this waterfront feels like the center of the city.

What We Like: San Sebastián, a popular Spanish beach resort between Biarritz and Bilbao, entices visitors to its waterfront with features like two crescent beaches that run along the Bay of Biscay at the edge of the old city and the Parte Vieja, a neighborhood that buzzes with activity. The happy result is an intersection of commerce and leisure, beach and downtown, bucolic seaside and urban energy—a waterfront for tourists and locals alike.

Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd / Alamy
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