Marrakesh is a beautiful city in which to spend a long weekend or enjoy a visit as part of a bigger vacation in the area. Whether you choose to stay in one of the apartment rentals close to the city center or you want to stay a bit further out, you’ll never be far from the action. Here are some ways to enjoy your time in Marrakesh as the locals would.
Browse the souks
The souks in Marrakesh’s old town are a great place to browse for souvenirs and pick up some authentic Moroccan gifts. Many stalls are packed into the markets that sell everything from jewelry and clothes to handmade carpets and teapots. Once you’ve finished the shopping, sit back and enjoy a refreshing glass of mint tea.
Enjoy a tagine
Even if you’ve eaten a Moroccan tagine at home, it will be nothing like the ones that are served when you’re actually in the country. They are absolutely delicious and a must for anyone visiting Morocco.
Treat yourself to a Hammam
A Moroccan Hammam will leave you feeling completely relaxed and vibrant. The cost of a sauna, massage, and scrub is relatively inexpensive in Marrakesh compared to the prices you’d pay at home.
Take in the Atlas Mountains
If you want to head out of the city in search of something a bit cooler, the Atlas Mountains provide stunning views and the chance to experience traditional village life. A trip here is the perfect way to escape the oppressive city heat.