In the eyes of many, Israel is a must-see destination that offers a distinct and unforgettable experience.
From 2019 onwards, all travelers from around the world are welcome. Everyone, whether they're traveling solo, with a partner, with their family, or with a group of friends, can enjoy Israel's diverse destinations and events. When planning a trip to Israel, create a well-rounded itinerary that covers a range of destinations and events.
There's so much history in Israel that visitors can time travel by visiting Jerusalem's Old City. The Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Via Dolorosa, and the Dome of the Rock are among the key spots. You can also take in a magnificent view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives, just outside of it.
The Tel Aviv beach, which runs the entire western length of the city along the Mediterranean Sea, is world renowned for its sun, sand, waves, and water activities. When in Haifa, don't miss the Baha'i Gardens on Mount Carmel. 19 terraces are adorned with flowers, small trees, small sculptures, water fountains, and pools.
Israel's wine-making history is unknown to many visitors. In reality, around 300 wineries, large and small, are found throughout the country, with signature wines inspired by the hilly terrain of Western Galilee and the Negev Desert. Every city in Israel is teeming with scrumptious street food, but Machane Yehuda and Carmel Market in Tel Aviv are two markets you shouldn't miss. From falafel and hummus to Shakshuka and Sabich, Israeli cuisine is showcased in vibrant food stalls.
Geologists or anyone who values nature's strength and beauty, the Ramon Crater in Israel's Negev Desert was formed 220 million years ago and remains the world's largest erosion hole. Visitors may bike across its ridges, hike across its ravines, and rappel down its sides. Those seeking additional rappelling may want to check out Keshet Cave, a popular spot in Western Galilee where hikers may hike across canyons with an incredible view. Rappellers descend through the air, dropping nearly 150 feet after rappelling off a tall natural stone arch.
The Dead Sea is the world's lowest elevated area, measuring 1,412 feet below sea level. Because its water has a salt content 10 times higher than that of seawater, marine life cannot live there, but humans can experience the unique sensation of gliding across the surface.
Tel Aviv, capital of Israel, is one of the world's most LGBTQIA+ welcoming cities and holds Pride festivities throughout the year; however, June is when people of all genders, religions, and colors come together in acceptance, love, and joy in order to celebrate.
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