The vibrant city perfect for a winter getaway

Marrakesh, a city bursting with color, is fundamentally both chaotic and magical.

However, it might be difficult to know where to start with all of its rooftop eateries and bazaars.

Although it's easy to get lost in the maze of passageways in the souks and medina, strolling around them is highly recommended.

With their carpets, traditional slippers, lotions, spices, and jewelry, the souks are a shoppers' dream come true, but touring with a guide will make the experience less stressful.

Not wanting to take a plane across the globe for a cultural shock, Marrakesh is a four-hour drive away and offers both modern amenities and historical attractions.

The main draw of the city is Jemaa el-Fnaa, home to fortune tellers and snake charmers. Fire-eaters and dancers start their nightly performances after dusk.

The former residence and garden of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, Jardin Majorelle, is also a must-see.

Nowadays, a large number of Marrakesh restaurants are located on rooftops with breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains and the city below.