To many people, Monaco has always been thought of like a fairytale city, nestled away and mysterious. Best known for Monte Carlo Casino, Princess Grace, the French Riviera, and the Grand Prix, Monaco is all that and more.
Want to see what else Monaco has to offer? Here are some things to see and do during your visit to the microstate of the Mediterranean:
Take Advantage of the Weather
The average high temperatures in Monaco range anywhere between 50 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on what time of the year you visit, and the lows temps rarely drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. With quintessential Mediterranean climate and a constant sea breeze, it would be a shame to pass up any outdoor activity.
Many tourists and natives flock to Larvotto Beach, making it one of the most popular beaches in Monaco. The water is calm and shallow, and the shoreline is pebbles rather than sand. Arrive early to get a good spot and to rent a chair.
Crowded beaches not your thing? Depending on when you visit, it may be hard to avoid, but you there are several other beaches in Monaco that are worth a visit and might be less crowded.
If you’re a plant lover, The Exotic Garden is a great opportunity to see more than 1,000 plant species of rare plants and cacti. There’s even an underground cave full of stalagmites and stalactites.
Another garden, not to miss, is the Princess Grace Rose Garden.
Take a Break From the Sun and Sea
Need to get out of the sun? There’s plenty to enjoy indoors. The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco was founded in 1910 by Prince Albert I. Check out the aquariums full of all kinds of exotic fish and even consider adopting a fish.
If you’re happily lounging in your hotel room for the night or feel tired from being in the sun all day, but still want to have some fun, check out the top rated online casino. Even if you don’t make it to the Monte Carlo, you can tell all your friends that you gambled in Monaco.
A Day of Pampering
As if a trip to Monaco isn’t luxurious enough, a trip to Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, or The Sea Baths of Monte-Carlo, completes the vacation of a lifetime. Enjoy an underwater massage or a seaweed body wrap. Lounge in the indoor pool or the outdoor Jacuzzi. It can make for an expensive day, but you only live once, right?
Since you already feel like royalty, why not visit the Prince’s Palace? First inhabited by the Grimaldi family, of the 13th century. It was also the home of the late Princess Grace (Grace Kelly), and today, Prince Albert II calls the palace his home.
If you’re a Grace Kelly fan, you have to pay your respects at her grave in the Monaco Cathedral. The cathedral is a “must see” for the architectural beauty, alone.