An aerial view of W Barcelona’s summer DJ sets on the hotel’s Wet Deck hot spot.
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It’s hard to believe that August is almost halfway over. This year’s summer festivals might still be on every music lover’s mind, but it’s better to focus on savoring what’s left of the season. Hit pause on planning for those fall and winter festivals, and instead, consider having one last musical adventure.
For an entertainment-filled getaway, head to the sunny beaches of Barcelona. All in all, being able to take a dip in the ocean is just a perk of this vibrant Catalonian city. The true sparkle of Barcelona lies in the unique opportunities it has for visitors and locals alike to enjoy a range of quality music. Whether you choose to embark on a yacht to witness an energetic DJ set or pack a picnic to catch artists perform in the park, there are plenty of activities you won’t want to miss out on. Scroll through and see why Barcelona is the top spot to close out summer 2019. In short, it’s time to soak up the sun and live your best life.
Kick it on a catamaran.
The W Barcelona catamaran sets sail on the Mediterranean Sea.
Courtesy of W Barcelona
If you haven’t been on a boat yet this summer, W Barcelona‘s newest catamaran experience is the perfect place to start. For a mere 80 euros per person, which includes three drinks, travelers can venture out to the Mediterranean Sea with some of the best local DJs on-board. The boat only sets sail every Friday afternoon until August 25, so hurry before time runs out.
For those who can’t make it out in time, the W is also continuing its Wet Deck Summer Series at the property, where visitors can hear DJ sets from well-known international artists. In the past, stars such as Erick Morillo, Claptone, Mark Knight, and more have commanded the poolside space.
Take a stroll in the park and stay a while.
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From May 31 until August 30, there are 44 free concerts scheduled in parks all across the city. It’s organized by the Barcelona City Council and includes an array of different kinds of music. If you’re in the mood for jazz or even classical music, the city has you covered. Therefore, don’t forget to pack a picnic blanket in your suitcase.
Live like a star.
Beyond simply listening to music, why not treat yourself to the city’s most luxurious hotel and live like your favorite star? Enter, Hotel Arts Barcelona. The waterfront building has 44 stories with the most stunning views of the city skyline. If you can swing it, splurge for the ultimate panoramic views at one of the hotel’s penthouse suites where powerhouses like Lady Gaga have stayed in the past.
Jet setters opting for this dream vacation will truly feel like an A-lister as each penthouse is complete with complimentary in-room breakfast, exclusive Bvlgari bath amenities, and if they’re available, the chance to explore the city in an adorable Mini Cooper Cabrio.
Music is best enjoyed on a rooftop.
The view from the Renaissance Barcelona rooftop bar.
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Interested in staying closer to the city center? This doesn’t mean you have to lose the amazing views. Not only is the Renaissance Hotel a short walk to the famous Sagrada Familia attraction, its Goja rooftop located in the building’s eighth floor also has picturesque views of the Gaudi designed church. The Renaissance is a prime location to grab refreshing cocktails, while local DJs blast chart topping tracks in the background. What more do you need?
Hit up a record store.
A snapshot of the view from the Sir Victor Hotel Barcelona.
Courtesy of Sir Victor Hotel Barcelona
The innovative Sir Hotels recently opened their newest Barcelona addition and the chain has brought a special energy to the city. You’ll feel extra chic just walking into the trendy building. With the sleek Mr. Porter steakhouse coming all the way to the Catalonian region from Amsterdam located in the lobby and a dazzling rooftop restaurant, what’s not to love?
However, the dining options aren’t even the best part. The hotel also gives guests the chance to visit Barcelona’s oldest and trendiest record stores with a local vinyl expert. Their carefully selected guide will help those on the three-hour tour hunt down vinyl at the popular WahWahRecords and Discos Paradiso. The tour will end with a drink at Curtis Audiophile Café, a cocktail bar with an unbeatable musical selection. It’s priced at 80 euros per person, but is capped at six people making the experience as engaging as possible.