Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Nice is one of France's trendiest winter vacation spots, and for good reason. The mixture of fashion, history, and modernity is almost second to none, with skyscrapers bordering buildings that are remnants of not only Nice's Roman past but also of its Greek ancestry. The west side of Nice is a mountainous terrain while the east side extends to the Mediterranean Sea. Nice's old town, Vieux Nice, is clustered at the foot of the mountains, specifically the hill of Le Le Château. The district of Vieux Nice ends at the River Paillon. On the other side of the city is Nice's seafront district, distinguished by des Anglais, the street that ends at the city's airport. Masséna, the city's center, is the city's modern district. Finally, the northern half of the city is the locations of the Cimiez suburbs.
One of the most-visited attractions in Nice is Castle Park, the ruined castle and surrounding gardens that sit near the city's harbor. Visitors can climb the stairs of the ruined castle for a striking view of the city. There are three museums in Nice that are worth visiting, including the Musee Chagall, the Musee Matisse, and the Musee et Site Archeologiques de Cimiez. The old town of Vieux Nice is also a great place to stroll around and view some of the best still-standing Greek and Roman architecture in the country.
Dining in Nice is one of the city's biggest attractions, with restaurants serving two main cuisines: those that are obviously Italian-influenced and those that include fresh fish from the Mediterranean. Vineux Nice is a great place to shop for restaurants -- the streets are filled with a wealth of dining choices from snacking to upscale dining. The port quaysides are the best places for finding fresh-fish restaurants, but they're often very pricey. For a night on the town, Vieux Nice is also a great place to find a cozy bar or pub. The city's clubs are scattered mostly around Masséna, but visitors should be prepared to be declined admission occasionally. Nice's clubs are among those in the world that keep a "list" that is upheld by a discriminating bouncer who guards the red rope that bars or allows club access.
Every year, Nice hosts a festival season. The festivals begin in February with the Mardi Gras celebration and move through the last week of July with the city's Jazz Festival. These festivals bring a lot of people to the city, so be prepared to deal with a lot of traffic. However, the festivals can be an enjoyable experience, so you may want to see if any are planned during the time that you'll be on vacation in Nice.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Golfing is a hobby that can take a player all over the world if desired. Many people chose to see the world as a part of an organized golf tour, and one location that is very popular is Myrtle Beach. Located on the cost of South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is a hotspot for golf boasting some of the worlds most challenging courses!
There are golf courses on north, south or central Myrtle Beach and each one is designed to protect the wildlife and natural surroundings of the area. Not only environmentally friendly, but courses in the area have been constructed and designed by some of the world's leading architects including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Arnold Palmer and Robert Trent Jones.
The weather at Myrtle beach is perfect for the outdoors and catching some sun and a tan! Being such a tourist hotspot, the area boasts a whole host of great activities to partake in and therefore offer some very convenient vacation packages. It is possible to play as many rounds as you want when you decide to book a golf vacation package which are offered by many of the local hotels.
Although it is a possible option to book your trip separately and decide on your courses upon arrival, it can be much cheaper and better value for money to book a golf package. This can also take some stress out of planning a vacation and getting the full experience once you arrive at Myrtle Beach so you can arrive relaxed and ready to enjoy your stay.
Packages can be booked at a variety of vacation and golfing websites online. A package can be tailor made to your requirements and prices can vary depending on the length of your stay and the specific courses or services you require. Typical packages offered without any tailor made requirements offer around 3 or 4 nights stay at a local hotel and around 3/4 rounds of golf at a variety of golf courses across the resort. The vacation prices often include green fees, cart fees, lodging and range balls at specific clubs. These pre-proposed packages are usually prices around $250-550 depending on the location and the variety/prestige of the courses offered.
Prices vary throughout the year as with many vacations and the summertime will see peak prices which start to lower towards the fall. The area offers such a large number of courses that it is a great vacation spot for many keen golfers at a variety of skill levels. The prices for golf packages are considerate to a range of budgets and there really is something for every golfer at Myrtle Beach and a golfing experience that won't be forgotten.
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