Take the Express Route
The former imperial city of Morocco is its second largest city and home to the best food hall you'll ever find! Bring your taste buds to this place because Marrakech loves its food - and loves sharing it with appreciative visitors.
Marrakech is in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and if you've the time, a little adventuring in the desert is a wonderful way to soak up a slice of calm after the frenetic pace of Marrakech. That said, Marrakech is ideal if it's time in your life to take a break; it's a completely different life in these parts and you'll head home with a different take on what you think 'stress' is.
In Marrakech itself your time is best spent just wandering; explore the souks, get lost in the marketplaces, enjoy a barbecue after dark in the square. You can make money last here so if need several weekend breaks, Marrakech could work for you.
Marrakech is a city of sights, smells, people and life lived large. This is not a wander through dry museums; it's an open-armed invitation to live in the right here, right now! Enjoy the interaction with the locals. Sure they want a few dirham's but it's an experience best greeted with a smile and an embrace.
All around you acrobats, jugglers, story-tellers and mystics will ply their trade. It's perfect for New Year breaks! The smoke of a thousand barbecue pits will assail you, the noise of a hundred little scooters tooting their way through impossibly narrow streets will assault you... but let it in, welcome it, and Marrakech will reward you with memories you'll carry forever.