A wide boulevard running the length of the beach, the Promenade des Anglais is lined with restaurants and bars; and in the summertime, the area is packed with market stalls, street performers, artists, visitors and locals. The promenade attracts roller skaters, skateboarders, cyclists and those simply out for a stroll. Beachside bars and cafes serve all manner of cuisine, although a Salad Nicoise and a glass of wine is considered the quintessential Riviera meal.
Once a favorite destination of the rich and famous, Nice is nowadays accessible to all travelers and even those on a tight budget can find an affordable hotel close to the city center. Hotels along the beachfront are the most popular, glamorous and expensive, while budget travelers can look for hotels near Nice train station. Nice is served by Nice Cote d'Azur Airport – a short drive from the city center.