Flights to Spain: need to know
Cheap airline tickets to Spain
Planning on discovering a new part of Europe? Spain is an extraordinary country with plenty to discover. Start planning your vacation by searching for cheap flights to Spain, touching down in Madrid, Barcelona, and Malaga or maybe even Seville! From New York, fly with American Airlines, Iberia, United Airlines, US Airways, among a dozen others.
When to book the cheapest flights to Spain
If you're going to find the cheapest Spain flights, it all comes down to when you book and what time of the year you travel. For trips to Spain in the summer, book your tickets to Spain 4-6 months in advance. The best time to visit for cheap is March to June and September and October when the weather is still fine but there are fewer tourists.
- Peak season: Spain is very popular during the summer months.
- Low season: Winter, except for national holidays and major festivals.
A non-stop flight to Spain from New York takes 7 hours 20 minutes.
Experience Spain: sights, tours and activities
Spain is famous for its great weather, food, festivals and laid-back locals. Each city and region has its own style but it's impossible to see it all in one trip. Madrid is a must for culture-fanatics while Barcelona is fun and young. Valencia is the capital of technology and festivals while Granada in the south is for the romantics, home to the Alhambra.
Essentials in Spain
Madrid: The country's capital is the center of what's going on in Spain. There is so much to see and do here, it's overwhelming. The Escorial is a must, a huge monastery built for Philip II. For art, hit up the Triangle: El Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen Bornemisza. Don't miss the tapas and nightlife here either.
Barcelona: Capital of the Basque country, Barcelona is hard not to love. It's edgy, cultural and totally happening. By day, laze about on the beach or cool off in one of the city's amazing museums. By night, explore the Gothic Quarter, hopping from one bar to the next.
Granada: Home to the gorgeous Alhambra, you can spot this palace on the top of the hill from all over the city. In the winter, the Sierra Nevada mountains are the perfect place to ski. A real student city, this is a great spot to watch flamenco concerts in mountain caves, drink the best sangria and taste what Spanish tapas are really like.
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Hotels and accommodation in Spain
Spain is probably the best equipped for tourists out of all the Mediterranean countries in terms of accommodation. To find the cheapest hotels in Spain, be sure to book your rooms early, especially during festivals and the summer months.