VLN-Valencia International Airport Arturo Michelena. Take taxi to any hotel. Airport has car rentals counters as well (Hertz and National.)
CCS-Maiquetia International Airport (Biggest Airport in Venezuela just outside of Caracas), then drive 2+ hours west in Autopista Regional del Centro( 220km aprox). This is the main highway connecting the two cities. Some portion tolls.
Valencia is connected to other main cities through a series of well-kept highways.
There are bus connections from Caracas, Barquisimeto, Mérida and Maracaibo. The main bus terminal is located in the Big Low Centre, a popular shopping center to the Northeast of Valencia and close to the San Diego region. Travelers need to take another bus or taxi to go from there to the city of Valencia.
Buses, taxis. Be aware of bus routes, they can be confusing and are not announced. Taxis can be taken anywhere. Underground Metro is under construction and there are some stations already opened.
In the city centre
In the North of the city
Sambil mall is an upscale mall and usually the best option for shopping. However, it is not cheap. Cheaper options with more variety include Metropolis and Multicentro.
Most restaurants are located in the renowned "Calle de los Cafes" in El Viñedo neighborhood. There are differing opinions about how safe it is to walk around the area especially at night. Several dining options are available and some of this restaurants/bars/cafes feature live entertainment on select nights.
Polarcita, Solera. This are the most popular beers. Frescolita is a unique soda to this country.
Intercontinental Hotel, Hotel Guaparo, Hotel Stauffer. Many other smaller hotels are found throughtout the city.