A weekend to visit Nice

A weekend to visit Nice

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Nice is the ultimate tourist destination in the South of France. Visitors adore the amazing weather, myriad landscapes and countless signature dishes. Home to a vast architectural and cultural legacy, the city of Nice is packed with trip ideas. Check out our perfect schedule for a weekend in Nice.


Visiting Nice for a weekend? Save time and stay in a hotel near the city centre and 2 minutes from the Promenade des Anglais at the Hotel Locarno Nice. Our 3* hotel in Nice is the perfect base for exploring the Côte d’Azur's capital with the T2 tram just a stone's throw from the hotel lobby. So, are you ready for a great weekend in Nice?


A weekend to visit Nice - Credit Summer Hotels
A weekend to visit Nice - Credit Summer Hotels

A sun-soaked Saturday in Nice

Nestled between the sea and mountains, the city of Nice is a natural wonder where the sun shines over 300 days a year. Here's the schedule for your first day on the shores of the Mediterranean.

  • The Promenade des Anglais just metres from the Hotel Locarno Nice to soak up the sunrise first thing in the morning.

Stroll through the city from west to east and explore the 7km promenade by the sea. The perfect walk to warm up your muscles and gaze at the beautiful sunrise lighting up the famous blue chairs.  

  • The Libération area to eat the best pan bagnat in Nice.

Pan Bagnat is one of Nice's signature dishes. Ideal for a sun-soaked lunch break, head to the Libération area to sample this 100% Nice round sandwich. Settle onto the sunny terrace at Chez Tintin and watch the action at the Libération market as you tuck into the best Pans Bagnats. 

  • Nice city centre for a bit of shopping and trip to Place Masséna.

The best place to shop in Nice is in the city centre between Avenue Jean-Médecin, Rue Masséna and Rue du Paradis. You'll find a whole host of shops for any budget a short tram ride away from your 3* hotel. Stay in this part of central Nice to visit the famous Place Masséna and its colourful buildings. It's the perfect place to take some holiday snaps and share your best photos using the hashtags #HotelLocarnoNice and #SummerHotels. 

  • Back to the Promenade des Anglais for a stunning sunset.

End your day on one of the many pebble beaches on the Promenade des Anglais. It's a favourite among photographers for capturing the most stunning colours and shades. During the golden hour the city of Nice is illuminated by an orange and sometimes pink hue. Soak up this unique sight on the Côte d’Azur just 2 minutes from the Hotel Locarno. 

  • Ask our reception team for dinner recommendations as they know all the local restaurants like the back of their hand and will be able to help choose the right place for you.

A weekend to visit Nice - Credit Summer Hotels
A weekend to visit Nice - Credit Summer Hotels

A Sunday in Nice

After a good night's sleep at the Hotel Locarno Nice, get your day off to a good start with the breakfast buffet at your 3* hotel. Enjoy our wide variety of delicious sweet and savoury items. Now you're ready to enjoy another great day in Nice.

  • Make way to the traditional Vieux-Nice market first thing

Head to Cours Saleya to visit the famous Nice flower market and gaze at the rainbow of colours on the fruit and vegetable market. It's the perfect place to pick up sun-drenched souvenirs. Wander around the many lanes in the heart of Vieux-Nice and unearth the city's artisans. Gaze at the kaleidoscope of colourful buildings you'll find at every street corner. 

  • At lunchtime, climb to the top of Castle Hill Park for a picnic with views!

Feast your eyes on 360 degree views of Nice in all its glory. Settle down on the grass for a picnic with views of Nice Port or the Baie des Anges. If you're feeling brave then climb the 500 steps up to the top of Castle Hill Park or pop in the free lift on Quai des États-Unis. 

  • Walk from Nice Port to the coastal path

Starting on Coco Beach, the coastal path is a protected and unspoilt site. From Cap de Nice you can get to Villefranche-sur-Mer and soak up the seaside scenery on the way. Grab your walking shoes and set 50 mins aside for the round trip to the Villefranche shores.  

  • Dinner on Rue Masséna

On the corner of Place Masséna, Rue Masséna (nicknamed "la piétonne" by locals) is a popular street for food. Take your pick from the many restaurants or ask our reception team for advice.
Our current favourite: La Maison de Marie with its delicious yet fair Nice menu.  



The 2 itineraries are easy to do with tram lines 1 and 2. Line 1 runs through Nice from north to south and line 2 covers east to west. The "Centre universitaire méditerranéen" line 2 stop is outside the hotel, find out more here


Choose Nice as your next holiday destination in the South of France and stay at the Hôtel Locarno Nice. Book direct on our website and get up to 15% off your stay with the code: DIRECT.