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13 stunning beaches in Nice

13 stunning beaches in Nice

Come for the glamour, stay because you’ve found the perfect mix of style and serenity on the French Riviera. That is the dream, right? Sure, there is plenty more to Nice than glitz, but flamboyance is definitely part of the fun. The best beaches in Nice are where the glitz goes to recharge. This is the top table of European coastal tourism after all, where the rich and the famous go to bask in the sun and ponder the magic of the Med.  There are plenty of great beaches in and around Nice, but the best of the best really takes the biscuit. Some even offer sand, a real luxury, although be advised that pebbles are king in these parts. Beach season runs from April to October, the perfect time to soak up some rays in between explorations of a truly fascinating city. 

15 fun and unforgettable things to do in Mexico

15 fun and unforgettable things to do in Mexico

Sure, the alluring turquoise waters lure just about every visitor to Mexico’s famous beaches. But there's more to this vast country that lies beyond the surf and beneath the surface. Walking tours of ancient civilizations and must-see exhibitions at world-class museums offer a deeper appreciation of Mexico's culture-rich heritage, while natural beauty abounds in cenotes, jungles, caves, and along rivieras. Throughout it all, savor regional flavors whilst experiencing big cities and small towns alike—here are the best things to do in Mexico. RECOMMENDED: the best things to do in Mexico City

13 top shops in Nice

13 top shops in Nice

Nice is a glitzy place, and there is no shortage of options when it comes to splashing the cash. You’ll do plenty of that in the city’s fantastic restaurants, but be sure to save a Euro or two for updating your threads and becoming just that little more stylish. The beaches are the main event in Nice, but the shopping? Well, that deserves plenty of attention as well. The best places for shopping in Nice tend to focus on a few key areas, with the Cours Saleya and Rue François de Paule (both in the Old Town) at the head of the queue. If you’re feeling particularly flush, the Golden Square lives up to its name and offers ample opportunity to splash the cash (or the plastic, more likely), giving you some gorgeous new threads to wear to dinner in the evening. Nice is just that sort of place, you know?

7 things you can only do in Berlin

7 things you can only do in Berlin

Whenever you're visiting any big city, you might find yourself overloaded with information: incredible architecture, tourist-baiting attractions and simply not enough time to see everything you want to see. Berlin is no different, with its reputation for the arts, nightlife and history. Whether you’re climbing the Reichstag or getting your culture on at Museum Island, there are plenty of big sights to see. But take a breath and dive in a bit deeper: you’ll lay bare a cultural hotchpotch of the weird, wonderful, gritty and sophisticated. Step out of tourist town and you’ll find each kieze – or neighbourhood – has its own distinct approach to, well, everything… RECOMMENDED: Here are the 16 best things to do in Berlin right now This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

Les 10 millors coses per fer a Buenos Aires

Les 10 millors coses per fer a Buenos Aires

La ciutat més gran de l'Argentina és un gresol de cultures i colors, de menjar i futbol, història i tango, sobretot tango. Un lloc que vibra amb la vida i com només poden fer-ho les grans ciutats: movent-se al seu propi ritme, sense dormir i en constant ebullició les 24 hores del dia. Una ciutat de veïnats i les seves particularitats, que els fan diferents els uns dels altres i dignes de visitar per separat, amb la seva particular mescla de cultures locals i nacionals. A Buenos Aires hem ballat als seus carrers, menjat les carns en els millors restaurants i explorat mercats locals, atraccions, botigues i hotels per a descobrir el que realment ho fa màgic.... i el nostre primer consell si la visites: el primer que has de posar a la teva maleta són les teves sabates de ball. Has fet alguna cosa en aquesta llista i t'ha encantat? Comparteix-ho amb l'etiqueta #TimeOutDoList i etiqueta @TimeOutEverywhere. També pots trobar més informació sobre com Time Out selecciona les millors coses per a fer a tot el món.

Las 10 mejores cosas que hacer en Buenos Aires

Las 10 mejores cosas que hacer en Buenos Aires

La mayor ciudad de Argentina es un crisol de culturas y colores, de comida y fútbol, historia y tango, sobre todo tango. Un lugar que vibra con la vida y como solo pueden hacerlo las grandes ciudades: moviéndose a su propio ritmo, sin dormir y en constante ebullición las 24 horas del día. Una ciudad de vecindarios y sus particularidades, que los hacen distintos los unos de los otros y dignos de visitar por separado, con su genuina mezcla de culturas locales y nacionales. En Buenos Aires hemos bailado en sus calles, comido las carnes en los mejores restaurantes y explorado mercados locales, atracciones, tiendas y hoteles para descubrir lo que realmente lo hace mágico... Este es nuestro primer consejo si la visitas: lo primero que tienes que poner en tu maleta son tus zapatos de baile. ¿Has hecho algo en esta lista y te ha encantado? Compártelo con el hashtag #TimeOutDoList y etiqueta @TimeOutEverywhere. También, descubre cómo selecciona Time Out las mejores cosas para hacer en todo el mundo.

The 12 best hotels in Nice

The 12 best hotels in Nice

The French Riviera is Europe’s capital of cool. Also the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on this cobbled coast, Nice has long been a draw for sun-worshippers, partygoers, artists and holidaymakers alike, looking for unique things to do along the stunning coastline. The result is a city awash with fantastic hotels. From Belle Époque era grand residences and townhouses rich in period detail to minimal modern boutique hotels and eccentric artsy retreats, the choice really is boundless. And as Nice is rumored to have more hotel rooms than any other French city (not to mention top Airbnbs), competition keeps standards high and prices surprisingly low for even the best rooms in the best hotels. Here then are our top picks, confidently striding the full gamut of rooms to select the cream of the crop catering to every possible taste, budget and location. Something for everyone then? Mais oui!

The 10 best markets in Buenos Aires

The 10 best markets in Buenos Aires

Microcosms of the neighborhoods they inhabit, markets – or ferias – are one of the best things to do in Buenos Aires, and a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, mingle with locals and pick up a few treats. Argentines never throw things out, which – along with their artisanal prowess – makes for market nirvana. You’ll find a market (many lined with restaurants and even top hotels) in almost every neighborhood in the city, but many are worth going out of your way to visit, whether that’s to pick up a vintage bargain, a local masterpiece or just to watch life unfurl in a riot of dance and color on the cobbled streets.

The 10 best things to do in Buenos Aires

The 10 best things to do in Buenos Aires

Argentina’s vast metropolis is a melting pot of cultures and colors, of food and football, history and, above all, tango. Pulsing with life as only the truly great cities can, it swings to its own beat 24 hours a day and never seems to sleep. A city of neighborhoods – each with a distinct blend of local and national cultures, almost all worth visiting – it can be tricky to feel like you’ve really experienced Buenos Aires. Which is why we’ve danced on the streets, gorged on the meats at the city's best restaurants, and explored local markets, attractions, shops and hotels to uncover what really makes it magic. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 14 best things to do in Costa Rica

The 14 best things to do in Costa Rica

Flanked by the Caribbean and Pacific oceans, and largely covered in lush, protected jungle, Costa Rica is a biodiverse natural wonder. Unsurprisingly, its verdant land attracts nature lovers and thrillseekers alike and its government has pledged to become the first carbon-neutral nation by 2021. This Central American country has also been voted the world's happiest country on more than one occasion (perhaps due to its lack of army). Green achievements aside, whether you’re looking for eco lodges and fine-dining or beers on the beach after a sunset surf, the options for adventure, dining and where to stay are endless. So get stuck into Costa Rica at your own pace, because there’s only one thing that matters and you’ll hear it everywhere you go: pura vida, the pure, simple life. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

Where to stay in Costa Rica

Where to stay in Costa Rica

Listing Costa Rica’s natural wonders, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a paradise too perfect to be possible. From climbing majestic volcanic peaks to surfing barrels on Caribbean and Pacific coasts, ziplining through cloud forest canopies to farm-to-table dining in underrated San José, its diversity of things to do is its strength. Famously peaceful, welcoming and eco-aware – it aims to be the world’s first completely carbon neutral country by 2021 – Costa Rica caters best to laid-back, nature-loving travelers with a sense of adventure and a healthy appetite. Here are five distinctly different locations that typify the warm and welcoming Costa Rica experience.