Exploring the Holy Land – Top 10 Things to do in Israel that Will Leave You Amazed

For many, Israel is one of the most legendary places to explore. Whether it’s for religious reasons or you want to trace biblical stories out of pure curiosity, there are some key things to do in Israel while you’re there. Read on to find out what attractions you should visit while you are exploring the Holy Land.


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Things to do in Israel


Jerusalem – The Western Wall




Visiting Israel would not be complete without a trip to the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, in Jerusalem. The Western Wall is the last remaining artifact of the second of Judaism’s two Holy Temples. Go pray there alongside people of all religions.


Israel Museum – Jerusalem



Of all the things to do in Israel, you most certainly have to go to Jerusalem. While you are in Jerusalem, check out the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum, home to archaeological artifacts, a fine arts wing, and various rotating exhibits.


The Dead Sea



Take a dip in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth, and watch your friends float. This sea is made of healing minerals that are sought after by those suffering from a variety of ailments. 





Masada, located in the southern part of Israel, near the Dead Sea, is a must-see tourist site. Take the cable car or climb up the snake path to the flat top filled with ancient palace ruins. Take a closer look at Masada at the Dead Sea.


Tel Aviv Beaches



Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are located on the coast of Israel. Resort hotels, restaurants, and unparalleled nightlife make Tel Aviv beaches a prime tourist scene.


The Golan Heights



Visit Israel’s Golan Heights for gorgeous views of the Hula Valley and Mount Hermon. Hike in the cool, fresh Banyas River or sample crisp wine during a tour of the Golan winery.


Mount Hermon



If you are lucky enough to visit Israel during the winter, you can go skiing on Mount Hermon. If you go during the summer, though, you would still benefit from a visit to the mountain. The cool mountain air is a refreshing break from the summer heat.


Bahai Gardens in Haifa



While you are up North, join hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Bahai Gardens each year. The serene landscaping with the Bahai Temple perched above will be one of the sites in Israel that you will never forget.


Zichron Yaakov



A lesser-known tourist site for foreigners, Zichron Yaakov is famous for the Carmel Winery and the quaint cafes that line the main shopping street. Stop into the Aaronsohn House, home to the museum of the Nili, the first Jewish underground.


Caesarea Harbor



An archeological wonderland, Caesarea Harbor is the place to see ancient ruins sidling up to modern architecture. Caesarea boasts a centuries-old amphitheater where modern concerts are held throughout the summer.


As small as Israel seems on the map, all this would not be possible without renting a car.
Use car rental Israel service for your trip to Israel and see the Land.


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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