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Summer is over but October is full of activities in Valencia

Summer is finally over, although the weather still doesn’t believe it as we are still basking in glorious temperatures in the high 20s.

The beach is not crowded now and the water temperature is still in the mid-20s. What better time is there than now to enjoy the beaches of Valencia? You can rent a bike in Valencia and ride north to Patacona or Port Saplaya, or south, to Pinedo or El Saler.

October also brings a local holiday on the 9th, when Valencia day is celebrated. James I entered the city on this day in 1238 and liberated Valencia from Moorish rule. The day is celebrated throughout the autonomous region but events begin in the city on the 8th at the city hall. The royal ensign will be exhibited in the crystal room of the town hall all day. The Valencian festival of dance, music and song will begin at 7 p.m. in the plaza del Ayuntamiento and at 11.55 p.m. there will be a fireworks display in the Turia park, the old riverbed running through the city. The park has two bike lanes an…

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