Girls’ Trip to Nice: Shopping, Beaches, and More!
Going on a girls’ getaway is always a good idea and gives you and your closest friends the chance to unwind and catch up. A perfect place to go is the city of Nice, a stunning city in the south of France. Located in the French Riviera, this coastal city boasts year-long sunshine, a laidback atmosphere, and plenty of noteworthy attractions, making it ideal for a ladies’ trip.
With a past that dates back to the 4th century B.C., the city of Nice surprisingly strikes the perfect balance between preserving its rich history and producing a modern vibe to keep up with the developments and influx of tourists. Whether you’re looking for cultural immersion or simply chilling out, Nice will have something for you. Below, we’ve put together the top things to do on a girls’ trip to Nice!
(Pro tip: For a hassle-free holiday, look for a luggage locker at the airport in Nice or in the city center to store your shopping bags and backpacks. Don’t weigh yourself down as you explore!)
Perhaps the most famous pedestrian area in all of Nice, the Promenade des Anglais is a 2.5 mile-long boulevard stretching from the airport until Old Town. Dating back to the 18th century, this vibrant boardwalk is a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists. The area is regularly filled with cyclists, skaters, beachgoers, and others looking for adventure.
The Promenade des Anglais also boasts some of the most stunning Belle Époque architecture in the city, such as the lavish Le Negresco Hotel. Check out the numerous bars and restaurants, too. It’s the perfect place for you and your ladies to soak up the sun, admire the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, people watch, or grab a bite to eat.
Being a historical city, it’s no wonder that Nice boasts many world-renowned museums and galleries.
Also known as Old Town, Vieux Nice is the city’s historical district as well as a major tourist hub. Located west of the city port, the area is quite a change from other parts of Nice, as it has not changed much since the 1700s.
Walking the streets of Old Town with your girlfriends will definitely keep you entertained as the spot is teeming with boutiques, architectural gems, historic buildings, and restaurants. Some points of interest worth checking out in the area are:
France, as a whole, is a shopper’s haven and Nice has its fair share of retail spots all over the city. If you and your friends are looking to spend some bucks, the following are top shopping destinations in Nice:
One of the main objectives of tourists coming to Nice is to enjoy the year-round sunny weather. For this reason, coupled with the fact that the Mediterranean Sea is literally footsteps away from the city, hanging out at the beach is a major activity among both locals and foreigners.
Although the beaches in the city do not have fine white sand like other tropical destinations, Nice still has an abundance of spots that will make you feel like you’re in paradise. Some of the best beaches to sunbathe and swim with your girls are:
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