A Day at the Beach, Barcelona, Spain

Spend a relaxing day enjoying the beach and park, by bike if you wish, and then fly high above the city in an airborne cable car. End the day with Paella at an outdoor restaurant.

Biciclot (Bicycle Rental)

Address Passeig Marítim (La Barceloneta) 33-35, 08003 Barcelona, Spain Map, Tel 932 219 778 Call, Reservations Email maritim@biciclot.net, Summer Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm and 4-8pm; Fri-Sun: 10am-3pm and 4-9pm, Autumn Fri-Sun: 10am-3pm and 4-6pm Website

Rent a bicycle and pedal around the beach and Parc de la Ciutadella, or schedule an organized tour by bike. A wide variety of bikes are available to suit your family's needs, including city bikes, bikes for kids, tandems, tricycles for adults, children carriers and seats; and more… more

Parc de la Ciutadella (Citidel Park)

Address Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona Map, Metro Arc de Triomf Website

Barcelona's largest park has plenty of space for kids to run, a great playground, a zoo, and an ornamental fountain designed by Antoni Gaudi. The tropical Umbracle greenhouse and Hivernacle winter garden make good places to visit on a rainy day. Kids will also enjoy a life size statue of a wooly mammoth near the Cascada. more

El Transbordador Aeri del Port (Cable Car from Barceloneta to Montjuic)

Address Passeig Joan de Borbó, Barcelona Map, Tel 93 225.27.18 Call, Cost One-way 9€; Round trip 12.50€ Website

This cable car ride, far above the city can be really fun, or really scary depending on how comfortable you are with heights. more

Can Manel la Puda

Address Passeig Joan de Borbo 60, Barcelona Map, Tel 93-221-5013 Call, Hours Closed between 4-8pm and on Mondays

If you are out at the beach with the kids, this is a great place to stop for Paella. The food is excellent, there's a covered outdoor patio, and service is quick. Child friendly dishes (besides paella) include bread smeared with tomato, spanish tortilla, and croquettes. There's also an inespensive 3 course menu del dia for lunch. more