The mere mention of Casablanca likely evokes thoughts of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, but there's much more to this Moroccan city than the eponymous classic film that was set there. As the chief port and most populous city in the country of Morocco, there's plenty to explore here. Settle in at one of the hotels in Casablanca and get ready for your adventure!
Make Hassan Il Mosque your first stop. Not only is it the seventh-largest mosque in the world; its 689 foot tall minaret is also the tallest in the world. Situated on a rocky point and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this luxurious, dazzling mosque is a must see on your trip to Casablanca. For a little local flavor, check out some of the old neighborhoods in Morocco. French-inspired Quartier Habous and the labyrinthine Old Medina both provide a fascinating insight into Casablanca culture. Need to pick up a few souvenirs? The Central Market is an open-air market where you can make a variety of purchases, from the ubiquitous Moroccan slippers to cure-all argan oil. Continue west along the coast to explore the Corniche and the Playa Aïn Diab, where you can catch the sunset and find the trendiest nightlife in the city as well as a profusion of Casablanca hotels.
After a day wandering Casablanca, satisfy your hunger with a tagine, a slow-cooked stew including vegetables, meat, and a variety of spices. You'll also find couscous and plenty of seafood, and green tea with mint is the local drink of choice. There are a variety of excellent dining options along the Corniche, so this is a good place to start your culinary quest. Ready to start planning your trip? Travelocity can help you find the best Casablanca vacation packages, including flights to Casablanca and cheap hotels in Casablanca. With Travelocity's price guarantee, you can rest assured that Travelocity will match any lower price you find and refund the difference.