Famous for the iconic Formula 1 Grand Prix, the majestic Casino Square, the stunning superyachts moored at Port Hercules and the luxury cars that populate the streets, Monaco is undoubtedly an incredible destination to visit.
Alongside Champagne-sipping soirées and exclusive events, the summer in Monaco offers a multitude of attractive activities for families, couples and friends alike.
Here are the best things to do this summer in Monaco
Try your luck at the Monte-Carlo Casino
Maybe the location that best represents Monaco is its main casino, found in the heart of the Carré d’Or. The Casino of Monte Carlo is a symbol of the Principality’s exclusivity and glamour, and became world-famous thanks to its appearance in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye.
This summer in Monaco, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer’s casinos have concocted a special rota of events to allow guests to enjoy the games in a COVID secure environment. In the Salle des Amériques, eight spacious spots have been given touchscreen interfaces, allowing guests to safely and luxuriously try their luck. Come Thursday to Sunday evening to enjoy a live DJ set, providing an incredible ambience.
If you’ve dressed to impress, be sure to stop by the insta-friendly flower swing seat on the Place du Casino – the ideal spot for a mini photoshoot.
Soak up the sun on Larvotto Beach
Larvotto is the most popular beach in Monaco, free to the public and in walking distance of the city’s coolest spots. Fallen in love with the stunning golden sands and turquoise waters here? Why not browse our Larvotto Monaco property for sale, where some of the most outstanding apartments available in the area are listed.
More of a pool than a beach person? No problem – take a dip in the Olympic-sized heated seawater swimming pool at Monte-Carlo Beach Club.
Party in the open air
Throughout the summer in Monaco, the Principality is putting on a number of open-air festivities. The shops in One Monte-Carlo will stay open at night every evening from July 16th, while from 15 July to the 15 September, the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is hosting a luscious tropical garden, where music, dining, shopping, and luxury & design come together all in one place. And on Thursday 6 and 13 August, don’t miss the “Garden Evenings” – picnic events, which promise to be equal parts chic and rustic.
Meet exotic sea life at the Musée Oceanographique
The oceanographic museum is a delight for both adults and children, hosting around 6,000 marine species including Mediterranean and tropical fish, turtles, sharks, and even a coral reef that has been developing since 1989. Escape the heat for an afternoon and meet these fascinating underwater creatures.
This summer in Monaco, don’t miss the Odyssey of the Sea Turtles Fun Trail, where you can come face to face with sea turtles via an outside trail that takes you past the rehabilitation pool, looking out over the Mediterranean sea, and a temporary exhibition trail on the first floor of the Museum. Find out all there is to know about the magnificent animals, from their life cycle to the threats they face.