Rabat & Casablanca
I spent most of my time in Morocco in Rabat with a quick day trip to Casablanca. In Morocco, Casablanca is like New York and Rabat is their Washington D.C. Not the most touristy places, but still gorgeous things to see. I listed my favorite place from each city and they are worth visiting if you are ever spending the day there. I think the one thing I did learn from my trip is that there is no place in Morocco without something breathtaking to visit.
My absolute favorite experience in Rabat was visiting the Kasbah of Udayas. If you are a person who loves to just explore these types of towns, you can easily spend an afternoon here, I know we did. The view from the small cafe is beautiful, having mint tea on that cliff was one of my favorite parts of my entire time in Morocco. Once you go through the garden and get outside there is a strip of markets for carpets, ceramics, and most of the things you would want to bring as gifts. I gave in and bough a small carpet that will be going up on my wall at home. Rabat was also where I experienced the traditional Moroccan Hammam. If you love a spa treatment, go for it, by far the best bath I have had in my life. The entire thing takes no more than an hour and a half, so it is easy to fit in on an afternoon.
Casablanca was a trip to the Hassan II Mosque and a beautiful lunch with a great view. If you do have some time in Casablanca, please visit the Mosque. It was the only thing I was dying to see in Casablanca and it was just absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately it was closed at the time of the day we went to visit so we couldn't go inside. The enormity of it alone is just absolutely spectacular.
I wish there was more I could have linked, but I spent a lot of time with my friend after not seeing her for two years just catching up. I can't imagine not traveling back to Morocco, there is just so much to see! And you definitely need to plan it out, there is a lot of travel between cities that takes time. There was the opportunity to have seen Fez in a day, but that was an additional 4 hours in the car. My best advice if you are planning a Morocco trip is to pick a few of your favorite things you want to see and find out the travel requirements. And as is any place I get to go, I tried the food that was recommended! Moroccan food is absolutely delicious, it is full of flavor and textures. Start your mornings with Moroccan pancakes drizzled with honey and go see Morocco the beautiful.