About 700,000 people call Tangier in Tangier-Tetouan home.
Rabat, the national capital, is situated 130 miles (209 kilometers) southwest of Tangier, while Marbella is 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the northeast.
Place de la Kasbah and Place du 9 Avril 1947 are just two of the more popular public gathering places in Tangier. Grab a shady vantage spot and and spend a while people watching before exploring the surrounding sights.
Breathe in the fresh air, skim rocks in the shallows and catch some rays at the nearby beach called Tangier Beach. This is the spot to head to when you are are ready for a break from indoor activities. Slip off your shoes and play along the shoreline or just enjoy the peace.
Expand your mind in Tangier by stepping though the doors of the Old American Legation Museum. Take advantage of the quiet spaces, ask about the historical themes, pick up a souvenir at the gift shop or just enjoy the echoes of the past.
Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the area also has some protected natural havens where families can enjoy unique scenery and local wildlife. Stretch your legs at Cap Spartel and savor an escape from the urban streets.
After exploring all the major attractions on the Tangier tourist trail, why not visit some of these lesser known gems. Before your time is up in this fascinating city, be sure to visit The American Legation, the Grand Socco Tangier, the Hercules Caves and, if you have time, the Petit Socco.