I admit, I never really thought of Alicante, Spain as anything other than an airport. Without the reputation of say Seville or Valencia, Alicante can be rather easy to dismiss. Which makes it feel even more of a gem as you get to know it.
It’s got its fair share of beauty and class, as well as more functional or run down areas, but in most cities you’ll take the rough and the smooth and where you stay will very much dictate what it primarily delivers. From the old part of town we found plenty to get excited about for a couple of days – even with a toddler in tow.