Rising to become know as “The Food Capital Of The Planet,” San Sebastian showcases hundreds of pintxos bars and simple drinking dens offering everything from traditional rustic snacks to small-plate gourmet selections. Pinxtos, or “spikes” in the Basque language proudly spoken throughout the region, are tapas taken to a whole new level of culinary tours de force — and all at “miniature” prices. Being located on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, the city is known for producing some of the freshest and most succulent seafood in the world, highlighted by exotic items such as goose barnacles and squid served in its own ink. While the seafood and pintxos are becoming well known globally, the city’s fabulous desserts are still in the background. There’s plenty of intriguing walking to do as well, which burns off all those extra calories consumed at the old-style eateries and innovative new gastro-bars…meaning there should be enough room to indulge on local pastries Pastel Vasco and Pantxineta; SanSebastianTurismo.com.