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Madrid & Barcelona in late May

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Greetings! I am very close to booking tickets with all my miles for a romantic getaway with my husband in late May. (His parents have graciously offered to watch our 3yo daughter!) It's looking like we'll fly out of SFO on Sat 5/18 morning and leave on Sun 5/26 morning. This gives us a total of 7 days and 7 nights in Spain - super excited!

My current idea is to do an open jaw, likely into Madrid and out of Barcelona (and travel via the high speed train in between).

As I am in the beginning stages of planning the trip, I'd appreciate any suggestions on how best to split the time. My husband LOVES good food and from what I've read, it seems that Madrid is the place to be. Love the idea of tapas and wine bars, and the comparison of Madrid to New York. We also really enjoy exploring European cities (we've been all over Europe - Italy, Greece, France, etc) and so think that Spain is the perfect next destination.

I'm toying with the idea of adding in Sevilla but as we are not as young as we use to be when we did our previous travels (we're early 30s), that might be too much traveling and not enough relaxing and enjoying the environment and each other.

Any suggestions or tips greatly appreciated! I plan to heavily use tripadvisor to find a good economically priced hotel, but it would be super helpful if there are certain areas to focus my search in.

Thanks so much!!
knemo

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