The city is an interesting mix of the old and the new, with Moorish influences still present in the city, while modern resorts have sprung up to cope with the annual flood of tourists. Thanks to its beaches and theme parks, and the availability of package holiday deals, Marbella is particularly favoured among families.
The Old Quarter in Marbella is great for shopping during the day, with its cobbled streets and quaint, historic architecture, and in the evening it is buzzing with visitors to the restaurants that are situated there. Tourists can also visit the botanical garden on Paseo de la Alameda that sits between the coast and the Old Town. All of this area is filled with interesting architecture that can tell you a little about the city's history, as can some of the museums that can be found there such as the Municipal Archaeological Collection.
For a bit of something extra on your holiday, keep an eye out for package holidays in Marbella during June when the Fair and Fiesta of San Bernabe is taking place. The festival brings added excitement to Marbella, with street performers and activities for everyone to get involved with.
There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Marbella, ranging from traditional Spanish cuisine (including lots of tapas) to more modern cuisine. Visitors could eat at a different place for lunch and dinner each day for the week and still not have visited every place that's worth visiting! After an evening meal, if you fancy hitting the town there is a number of bars and nightclubs, including cocktail bars, luxury clubs and more relaxed night cafes.