In this article, we will provide a complete area guide of places to visit in Israel from north to south so you won’t miss a thing.
The Golan Heights is one of the most popular destination spots in Israel. It’s known for its tranquility. Explore the gardens, museums, galleries, and vineyards. Wine lovers can enjoy an overnight stay in the area because it hosts some of the best-known wine vineyards.
Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee (aka “the Kinneret”) should not be overlooked as it offers both a unique mix of Jewish holy sites as well as stunning beaches. With places like the Tiberias Promenade and Bora Bora Beach, you won’t need more convincing.
Nestled on Israel’s northern coast, Akko is an up-and-coming port city rich with Jewish history, sights and fantastic food. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Israeli treasure is a unique cross between east and west, modern and ancient Israel, beauty and ruins. You can find some of the best hummus and seafood here.
Known as the city of coexistence, Haifa hosts beautiful views of the country’s coastline, a growing art scene and some of the best hummus in the Middle East.
Israel has many ancient landmarks that bear significance to many different religions. While there are some stunning churches in and around Jerusalem, the ancient town of Nazareth boasts a heavy hand of captivating Christian sites. Nazareth is especially known for its Christmas Market.
Netanya, the capital of the surrounding Sharon plain, is a town not too far from Herzliya filled with fun things to do and sites to see. Not only does Netanya host the most luxurious beaches in Israel, but the area is filled with family-fun activities like movie theatres, arcades, bowling alleys, and shopping malls– not to mention, some of the best-frozen yogurts in the country.
The port city boasts a prime sailing and maritime community with its lively marina, which houses over 800 yachts and boats, it is also home to historic, ancient ruins and a stellar contemporary art museum.
Literally, the city that doesn’t stop: Tel Aviv. From amazing street food to never-ending nightlife and the best live music and beaches around, the White City is the place to be if you’re looking for a good party, and even better food.
There is a huger range of attractions in Old Jaffa including mosques and churches, ancient clock towers, wishing bridges, sculptures, yoga classes, museums, Israeli art galleries, trendy restaurants and the list of things to do in this new-old city is never-ending. Throw in an impressive spread of authentic Jaffa street food establishments and a precious flea market and you’ve got enough things to do in Israel for a lifetime.
This city usually goes unnoticed but we feel it is worth a mention. Just a half hour or so away from the White City, Bat Yam hosts one of the more impressive malls in Israel, not to mention some stellar contributions to Israeli culture like its performing arts center. With some of the most, the grandest museums in Israel – the three-building complex MoBY – and beautiful Israeli beaches, not to mention some must-visit restaurants and an exquisite Israeli wine shop and you’ve got a perfect weekend; an escape from the hustle and bustle of Tel Aviv.
When you go on a gap year in Israel, you get to visit all these places and
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