It's our first trip to Spain, going in Sept. this year. Age 60's couple thinking of flying in to Barcelona, spending 3 - 4 days, moderate pace sight-seeing. Then thought we'd take the train to Vilanova for 3 days, mostly to relax, before taking it back to Barcelona & flying home. Barcelona hotels - we're looking for something nice near the beach in the range of 200-300 Euros. I have read pages and pages on the Forum and still have these questions: We think we'd like to stay by the beach - hotel suggestions? Or would it be more fun staying near L'Eixample? Hotel suggestions there? As for Vilanova, is English spoken or would it be a struggle if we don't speak Spanish? And would this be a nice trip to take to get out of the "city"? Thanks!