My summer in Nice : top 5 activities to do
In summer as in winter, the capital of the French Riviera welcomes you in a breathtaking setting between land and sea. But let's face it, summer is the favorite season for tourists! And there are many reasons why Nice is the best destination for summer. Discover here our top 5 activities to do in Nice in summer.
Visiting Nice in summer means enjoying the Mediterranean, walking on the Promenade des Anglais and in the old town of Nice, discovering a cultural city full of treasures... Stay at the Best Western Hotel Lakmi Nice and take advantage of its central location to enjoy Nice at 100%.
Several beaches line the coastline of Nice. In summer, the water temperature is ideal for swimming: 23° on average.
If you are a thrill seeker, you will find everything you need on the beaches of Nice. On the program: parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, towed buoys or even canoeing and paddle.
Another unmissable nautical activity on the French Riviera is the boat trip! Indeed, by renting a boat in Nice, you can admire Nissa la bella from the sea and even go as far as Monaco, Saint-Tropez, the Lerins Islands and for the more adventurous, as far as Corsica.
Water activities in Nice – Credit Summer Hotels
The Nice Jazz Festival
The first jazz festival in the world, born in 1948, returns to Nice for a new edition. This year, the Nice Jazz Festival takes place from July 15 to 19 and unveils an international program of high quality. Among all the artists present, find Clara Luciani, Lous and the Yakuza, H.E.R. and even Iggy Pop! By staying at the Best Western Hotel Lakmi, you are less than 10 minutes away from the two venues of the festival: the Place Masséna and the Théâtre de Verdure. Jazz fans and lovers of good music, book your summer vacations in Nice during this period to spend an exceptional moment in an idyllic setting.
Getting lost in Old Nice
In the heart of the colorful and shady streets, discover the Old Nice mixing Provence and Italy. In summer in Nice, you will particularly appreciate your stroll in the labyrinth that this district can be. The Vieux-Nice is the ideal place to stock up on local souvenirs in a warm and exotic atmosphere. Pass by the famous Place Rossetti, one of the most lively in the city, where you will find the Sainte-Réparate Cathedral and one of the best ice cream parlors in Nice for a cultural and gourmet break.
Old Town Nice – Credit Summer Hotels
Mandatory visit to the Cours Saleya
At the entrance of the Vieux-Nice and close to the Promenade des Anglais, this pedestrian street is a must during your trip to Nice. During the day, discover the flower market and produce market and let yourself be tempted by a gourmet break with all the Nice specialties on offer! In the evening, have dinner in one of the many restaurants of the Cours Saleya and continue the evening in a bar. Whether you are more of an Irish pub or a trendy bar, you will find what you are looking for on the Cours Saleya!
Take in the view on the Castle Hill
What would a stay in Nice be without climbing to the park of the Castle Hill? Once you reach the top, you'll have an exceptional view of the Bay of Angels, the old town and the Port of Nice. During a walk in the park, you will find the artificial waterfall of the castle, which is even more pleasant in summer thanks to the coolness it brings. As for the ascent of the hill of the castle, two options are offered to you: take the stairs (and enjoy a stop on the Bellanda tower) or take the free elevator at the foot of the hill on the Quai des Etats Unis.
The Castle Hill Nice – Credit Summer Hotels
Between cultural and nautical activities, relaxation and discovery, Nice has always amazed millions of tourists. Book your stay at the Best Western Hotel Lakmi Nice to enjoy your summer vacations in the best conditions. To discover the complete program of summer events in Nice, do not hesitate to look at the official website of the city hall of Nice.