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You're Going to Love Casablanca

Casablanca is a wonderful place to spend a Moroccan vacation. The city may be famous for the 1942 film, but don't expect dive bars and shoot-outs in modern Casablanca, although there's plenty of glamor to be found in its restaurants, clubs, and cultural venues.

Today's Casablanca is Morocco's largest city and a thriving industrial area. However, although it's dazzlingly modern, there are plenty of ancient mosques and bazaars to explore as well. It's the kind of city where you can laze around on Plage Ain Diab, visit one of the world's largest mosques, before dining in style on the Corniche, watching the Atlantic waves crash into the rocks.

Casablanca is a beautiful city, a beach destination, and a cultural hotspot all rolled into one.

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What to do in Casablanca

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When to Visit Casablanca

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Temperatures in Casablanca tend to hit 70 degrees some time in early April, then stay warm until November, so any time in those months is ideal for beach lovers. However, mid-summer sees Ain Diab really filling up. Try April, when Jazzablanca lights up the cultural calendar and room rates should be comparatively low.

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Where to Stay in Casablanca

Casablanca is full of high-quality luxury accommodation options. The main decision is whether you'd like to be near the beach or in the center of town. The Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche is a great option for those who need ocean views, while both the Novotel Casablanca City Center and the Hyatt Regency are reliable luxury hotels in the city center. Budget travelers might also want to look at the YHI Hostel, which offers reasonably priced dorm accommodation.

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Shopping Streets

Casablanca has a great blend of glitzy boutiques and street markets, and it's an excellent place for bargain hunters to visit. The best place to head for standard chain stores is definitely the Morocco Mall, Africa's largest shopping center. However it's more fun to explore the Medina, where you can pick up locally made leather accessories, works of art, hookahs, and much more. Be sure to haggle, as it's the customary practice in Morocco.

Groceries and Other

The best places to shop for groceries in Casablanca are supermarkets like Marjane and Acima. Expect to pay around DH30 for a gallon of milk and DH6 for a pound of apples.

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Where to Eat in Casablanca

The choice of restaurants in Casablanca is dizzying, with a vast selection of different styles of food on offer. The first place to head is certainly Al-Mounia, with its beautifully tiled walls and selection of Moroccan favorites like tajine and couscous. Then, give La Bazenne a try, a slick modern French bistro. The stalls within the Marché Central are a great place to try small snacks and find a local dish that you adore. Expect restaurant meals to cost around DH50 or less.