Seeing Marbella in one day is not an easy task, but we have listed some places you ought to go by. Start your day with the walk along Puerto Banus. This is a marina and landmark at Marbella, where the riches park their yachts and walks along to admire the glitz and glamour of the area. This place has high-end boutiques of Louis Vuitton, Versace, and Dior, and the most famous shopping center is at El Corte Ingles. If you get here on a Saturday, try to hit the local market close to the bullring, located at the north of Puerto Banus.
From here, head straight to the Old Town and sit for breakfast at the Los Naranjos Plaza. Then wander the gardens and visit the Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). After this, get to the Casa del Corregido and the adjoining Capilla de Santiago Apóstol (Chapel of Saint James the Apostle). After this get to the Museo del Grabado Español to admire the very best of Spanish Engraving.
If you have time, then go to the Roman Villas on the Rio Verde, and from there to Las Bóvedas to explore the Roman baths. Get a traditional restaurant to have lunch and head to Murallas del Castillo and Basilica Vega del Mar. Come to the centre to discover the wonders of the Church of the Incarnation.
Walk down to Paseo Maritimo (promenade) to if you want some snacks. These sums up the things and places you need to do or visit, and this will take up most of the day. Try to hit to a quiet beach, and sit by the waters for the perfect leisurely feeling. You could also try beachside restaurants for dinner, and then you can end your tour.
Day trips away from Marbella: Day trips to either Gibraltar or Morocco are popular among visitors to Marbella. Both these places are easily accessible from the city. You can either hire a car or choose an organized tour.