For the biggest draws in this part of Nice, look no further than the beachfront, where walking, swimming, sunbathing, cycling and water sports are all popular pursuits.
The New Town and Promenade des Anglais offer Nice's widest range of accommodations, from hostels to five-star hotels and everything in between. The grand beachfront hotels along the Promenade des Anglais have big prices to match their illustrious histories and prime location. To get more bang for your euro, move just a couple of blocks inland.
The area around the train station is another good place to sleep. Staying here leaves you with a 15-minute walk to the beach, but with quick, convenient rail access to other destinations along the coast such as Monaco, Antibes and Cannes.
The New Town is loaded with restaurants for every budget, from the gaggle of low-cost sidewalk brasseries along pedestrianised rue Massena, to gastronomic temples.
Drinking & Nightlife
In good weather, the Promenade des Anglais bustles with drinking spots at both the beach and street level. North and east, you'll find bars and cafes along pedestrianised rue Masséna, north–south thoroughfare av Jean Médecin and smaller side streets such as rue Halévy and rue Biscarra.
French and international brand names predominate in the chic streets of the Carré d'Or, the New Town's main shopping zone. Try rue Alphonse Karr for French-designed women's clothing, or rue Paradis for more mainstream international labels. Additional franchise shopping is available at the multilevel Nice Étoile mall along north–south thoroughfare av Jean Médecin. For small boutique shopping, you're better off browsing elsewhere in town, especially Vieux Nice and Le Port-Garibaldi.