Location, Climate: Nice is a leading tourist destination in France that is situated on coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This beautiful city can be found on the glamorous French Riviera where the annual Cannes Film Festival is held. The city enjoys mild temperature all throughout the year. Rainfalls do not that frequent and usually occurs during winter so the best time to visit is during summer when it is sunny and dry. Brief History: The Greeks of Marseille discovered Nice in 350 BC and made it their permanent settlement calling it “Nikaia”, which was derived from the Greek goddess Nike. This cosmopolitan city was ruled by the Italians for years, but it was finally included in France in 1860. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Get ready to party in Nice by joining its annual Mardi Gras Carnival held every February and features flower parades, street processions, fireworks and a huge concert. Those who love jazz, should definitely attend the Nice Jazz Festival, which is one of the world's oldest jazz event held every July. To get the best view of the city, head on top of the Colline du Chateau where you can find a castle ruin and enjoy panoramic views of the harbor and Baie des Anges. Nice's hotspot is the Promenade des Anglais which is a vibrant promenade filled with many activities. Transportation: If you are just staying mostly in the city center, then it is best to explore it by foot. Taxis are hard to come by so taking a bus is the best option when traveling.