Sometimes, a summer vacation can be the cure for anything that ails, but if you’re stuck without options outside of Paris, Rome and Sydney, where’s a traveler to go? Fortunately, the world is full of hidden treasures and tiny jewels enclosed in the Caribbean Seas, Europe and even North America. Nice, France is one of them as the gem of the French Riviera beckons beach-goers with its pebble waterfronts, pastel-coloured architecture and a bevy of palm trees that are always caught in a breeze.
If scenery is your thing, Old Town’s full of baroque churches, Place Massena features modern sculptures and Cimiez is highlighted by ancient Roman Ruins which are worth exploring. On a less serious note, Nice also has a reputation for extravagant partying. It has a thing for the Euro-chic and vibrant nightlife along the Riviera which is perched on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. If you do need a come-down from the highs of the destination, then Nice’s museums, shops and sidewalks are worth indulging as they’re only a short train ride away. Just know that a trip over requires your credit card as you’re bound to rack up purchases alongside the celebs that call the southeast coast of France home.