Rabat, the country's capital, is situated 280 miles (451 kilometers) west of Oujda.
Be sure to visit the the Saint Louis Church while you are in the area.
It's a missed chance if you limit your sightseeing to the points of interest in Oujda because the whole region has been graced with plenty of captivating natural and man-made attractions. Interesting places within a relatively short distance of Oujda are Saidia, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the southeast, and El Aioun, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the east.
This region is home to a truly fascinating spiritual history; so take the time to visit the area's beautiful mosques. If the weather makes you want to stay indoors, go to Morocco's craft workshops, art museums and palaces.
There are loads of ways for thrill seekers to enjoy the outdoors around Oujda. Mountain climbing and four-wheel driving are just two ways active visitors can get their thrills. Have a break from sightseeing and cool off with a spot of swimming or surfing.
To truly understand the local customs, take your time to stop in at the region's bars, cafés and restaurants. Often, these are good places to meet friendly locals as well as sample popular dishes. People in this region commonly make use of cumin and aniseed in their cooking. Don't wrap up your time in this region without trying out merguez (lamb sausage) and also rfisa (chicken on pancake pastry). And when it is time for the end of you meal, you should try ma’amoul (shortbread nut pastry). While you're here, you'll see local residents relaxing over a glass or two of Spéciale Flag; it's among the most commonly consumed brews in Morocco. Alicante and grenache and wines from other grape varietals feature on the wine menus of many restaurants in this region. No matter what time of day, unwind by ordering a refreshing local sharbat billooz (almond milk).
Upon conclusion of your vacation here, rest assured that you can visit again. As good hosts like to say: A visitor once, always a friend.