If you are planning a trip to Israel, make sure Haifa is on your list. Before traveling there myself, I had no idea that Haifa even existed until I saw that I would be spending two days there.
Located in the north of Israel, Haifa is built on the landscape is rather similar to San Francisco. The hills offer spectacular views overlooking the Bay of Haifa.
The Bahá'í Shrine and Gardens is not only a holy place for people of the Bahá'í faith, it's also a touristic attraction. The site is open to the public but visitors are asked to show respect by speaking in low voices among other requests.
It's a great way to learn about Haifa's unique culture and history while also taking in the view.