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This city in Spain has got a lot going for it: gorgeous, sandy beaches flanked by promenades, an exuberant old town packed to the gills with tapas bars and restaurants, a clutch of cultural attractions covering everything from archaeology to contemporary art and a whole list of fun things to do in Alicante. Yes, somehow, this engaging and thoroughly authentic town is often overlooked in the mad dash to the resorts of the Costa Blanca on the southeastern coast of Spain. Don't dash with the rest of them: there are so many great things to do in Alicante—especially if you hit the city during one of the big festivals that take over the area, like the fabulously fiery Hogueras in June.
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