First impressions are never as they seem. Put aside the images of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman and book flights to Casablanca with an open mind and an eye for ease. The capital of Morocco, Casablanca may not be the romantic city one remembers from the 1942 movie, but it’s full of passion. The city is easy to get around, and travelers commonly visit Casablanca as a stopping point during a Moroccan vacation.
Casablanca is Morocco’s largest commercial and industrial city and features the largest outdoor market in the country. Save your money in Fez and Marrakech – find a cheap flight to Casablanca and spend the afternoon shopping at the medina. In the evening, pleasure awaits for those eager to explore. Open-air restaurants and bars line the downtown area and the nightlife in Casablanca is legendary. For the romantics at heart, head the one of the fancy hotels along the water and pop into one of the piano bars. The piano players will cater to travelers’ delight by playing the theme song from the movie “Casablanca” throughout the night.