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What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

The Royal Club Dar Es Salam (riding club) offers trail rides and riding lessons, as well as pony rides for kids. The zoo is apparently lovely and there's an exotic botanical garden. T - Oct 24, 2017
There are a couple of nice beaches within a 30-minute drive (Bouznika and Skhirat). The medina is fun to wander around. Volubulis is a 2-hour trip (ancient Roman ruins). There's a carpet market (Tuesday mornings) in Khemisset, vineyards near Meknes (2 hours), and Tanger is a 2.5 hour drive away. - Oct 23, 2017
The travel opportunities - Jul 20, 2014
We tend to either travel hours away to another city or spend time at kids' parties or restaurants; haven't pursued a lot of hobbies. But I know people who play golf avidly, surf, ride bikes, ride horses, take various lessons, shop a lot, cook (with some great ingredients available), etc. There are some good swimming options in range. - Nov 17, 2011
There are a lot places to go see. The only caveat is that it's ll predicated on people selling you, guides, brother's shop. When someone befriends you, they are trying to get you to come to their shop or whatever and it becomes a real drag because everyone is suspect. - Nov 16, 2011
The Chellah is an ancient ruin that is mostly a part and great for taking pictures. There is surfing at the ocean in Rabat and wonderful shopping in the bazaar. - Sep 18, 2011
You would have to leave the city and travel outside of Rabat to get a feel for Morocco. The country has some beautiful sights to see. - Apr 8, 2010
CLO (community liaison office) is good about activities at the Embassy: things such as holiday parties, happy hours, quiz nights, etc. The tourist things you see in the tour books are nice but once you've done it it's not that exiciting anymore. - Jun 3, 2008