Unsurprisingly, considering its beautiful climate, Valencians like to spend their time outdoors. Head to the Jardines del Turia, the dried out bed of the River Turia, and enjoy exploring the 9 km sprawl of lawns, paths, fountains and sculptures. Another favourite with locals and visitors is the Biopark: an eco-friendly, educational space housing a range of wild animals and authentic-looking makeshift African scenery. If you prefer your nature mixed with architecture, the Museo de Bellas Artes is a bright and spacious semi-outdoors museum, featuring the Roman Mosaic of the Nine Muses; an impressive collection of altarpieces from the late Medieval period, and several works by masters of the Valencian Impressionist school. Relax on one of Valencia’s blue flag beaches such as Las Arenas, Malvarrosa or El Cabañal - but for a wilder location, explore El Saler and the coastline of the Albufera natural park, a short taxi or bus ride from the city.