The new part of town is only a mile from the old medina, but feels like a completely different world in many ways. With modern buildings and many Western-inspired restaurants, this part of the city is the economic center of Fes and is quickly becoming the hub of Fes nightlife. Despite not having the antique charm that the old medina offers, the New City has much to see and do that will keep you entertained for the length of your visit. Here's what not to miss in Fes Ville-Nouvelle...
1. Walk the Avenue Hassan II street in the center of Fez
This well-manicured pedestrian pathway in Fes is a major social center, where you can expect to find children playing in the fountains and driving miniature battery-run cars at night, teens hanging out and eating popcorn and cotton candy from street vendors, and families having picnic dinners on the lawns. The best time to visit this street is at night after dinner hours, when people head into town for evening coffee and family time (this may be a little different depending on the time of year, and what the weather conditions are like). During the day, I would recommend using this street as a base for exploring some of the other lively neighborhoods in the New City. If you go to the Avenue Hassan II, then head in the general direction of the gardens Jardin Lalla Amina, there are some nice streets with cafes, boutique restaurants, and various fruit and vegetable markets along the way.