A Coruña, meaning 'the crown' in Galician, the regional language of this northeastern part of Spain, sits at the peak of the country, in a bracing position facing the Atlantic. A far cry from the jostling madness of the south, a city break in A Coruña is one of culture, history and simply gorgeous surroundings. You'll find the old town bursting with treasures including the San Antón Castle, Church of Santiago and Military Museum. Temperatures are mild year-round, and a walk along the Paseo Marítimo (or Seafront Promenade) will allow you to see other sights such as the Hércules Tower. Seafarers will enjoy short boat tours along the local Atlantic coast. Stop for a bite at a friendly local restaurant, serving Galician fare such as octopus and empanada stuffed pastries. As night descends on A Coruña, the familiar rhythm of the Spanish joie de vivre fills the air, and you can toast your trip with a local Monterrei wine or try getting lucky at the Casino Atlántico!