Collected by Deborah Ashen
דרך בראשית 1, מצפה רמון, 80600, Israel
Guests often describe their stay at The Beresheet as “otherworldly,” most likely because of the property’s unique setting atop a cliff that slopes into the 120-million-year-old Ramon Crater. The 111-room hotel spreads out over...
Ein Shaviv St 70, Mitzpe Ramon, 80600, Israel
The rock of Masada which is towering almost 1000ft above the Dead Sea shore is one of the most impressive archeological sites in Israel. It is known for its flat top and the remarkable role it played in the Jewish history. (The siege of Masada by...
HaYarkon St 205, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 6340506, Israel
While Jerusalem is the official capital of Israel, Tel Aviv is considered to be the capital of style and culture. Enjoy starting your day with a stroll along the beach or a great, rich breakfast in one of many outdoor cafes along some of the...
125, Herzog St, Azor, 5800100, Israel
Israelis developed the first practical surface drip irrigation emitter. Nowhere are the fruits (literally) of that work more evident than at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel. Visit The Shuk, as the market is known to locals, on an...
Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Sixty miles of bicycle paths crisscross Tel Aviv. The best trail: a four-mile beachfront promenade that stretches from the Neve Tzedek neighborhood to the port. —Michele Chabin This appeared in the November/December 2010 issue.
HaCarmel St 11, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
If you are on the hunt for a great local market, definitely head to Carmel's open-air market. Sample some of Israel's local delicacies and splurge on candies and other desserts. From my experience the vendors are friendly and don't pressure you to...
Rothschild Blvd 71, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
The couple is eccentric, easy going, and full of life, just like their food. The fresh ingredients compile together to form an unforgettable three course meal, complete with a bottle of wine for each pair. Aside from the fish caught fresh from the...
Levinsky 84, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
One of the best ways to experience a country is through its food. There are quite a lot of open markets in Israel (shuk) and recently, due to some touristic demand, a local company called Mekomy started running some culinary tours in Tel Aviv. For...
Sheinkin St 44, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Delicatessen Coffee Bar, Deli and restaurant is located in a two story building in the center of Tel Aviv, few blocks away from Rotschild Blvd. Delicatessen has a cheese collection from all over the world, wine, great bakery, fresh fruits and...
Montefiore St 25, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
One of my favorite stores to visit in Tel Aviv is 'notbook'. Itzik Maimin, the 'notbook' maker, not only has tons of notebooks on display, but he'll happily hand make you a new book with covers of your choice from discarded comics, books and...
Shabazi St 55, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
A perfect way to start the morning in Tel Aviv: plein-air breakfast on the most charming street in Neve Tzedek. Lulu’s may look like a French bistro, but the spread I ordered (a variety of warm breads with the usual dips of tahini, hummus, creamy...
Jerusalem, 9195000, Israel
Very interesting tours are available of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) building, including the spectacular Chagall windows. Check the schedule for specific times of tours in English (or any other language you may know). Alas, no pictures allowed...
Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem, Israel
I went to Israel for two weeks and I came back at least 10 pounds heavier. My downfall began with a trip to Mahane Yehuda (the “Shuk”), Jerusalem’s oldest and largest market where I discovered Israeli cheese, halva, pastries, cookies, olives,...
Omar Ibn Katab, ירושלים
Israelis love to eat and therefore snacks and street food are playing an important role in the day. Favorite snacks include bagel shaped seasame sprinkled bread (can be found in the shuk or most likely in the old city of Jerusalem), falafel (fried...
Shopping in the food markets of other countries is always interesting to us. Across the street from the Mahane Yehuda Market, aka the Shuk, is a small shop called The World Spices. We found several spices that were new to us, including a Moroccan...
Rosh Pinna, Israel
Some might say that the Galilee area in Israel is like the Tuscany in Italy. Green lushes mountains, the Sea of the Galilee (Kinneret) the Hula Valley and little towns and kibbutzs villages. If you want to escape the city life and enjoy a romantic...
Vered Hagalil, Israel
When I thought of Israel, something that never would have come to my mind was going horseback riding. I had never even been on a horse before, so I was a bit nervous to start out. However, as we strolled down the grass swept hills toward the...
The Sea of Galilee pours into the Jordan River -- filled with rich spiritual history and where you can find Kibbutz Degania and Kibbutz Kinneret nearby (two of Israel's oldest and most well known communal settlements). We arrived there very...
Dead Sea Region, Israel
Mineral Beach at the Dead Sea. You can pay a lot of money for Dead Sea mud treatments, or you can go to public Mineral Beach and apply the mud yourself. It's a day trip from Jerusalem and you can easily get in Ein Gedi and Masada in the same day....
Eilat is considered the far south city of Israel, just at the tip of the country, linking between Egypt in Africa and Jordan in Asia. It is considered one of the most popular touristic resorts in Israel, mostly for its weather (hot but not humid)...
Eilat, 88000, Israel
We took a four hour walk in the Arava desert at twilight, eventually reaching a small pool in the middle of the date plantation near the border with Jordan. As we walked we watched the moon rise and felt like we were walking on a twin moon-like...
Ha-Hagana St, Acre, Israel
The smallest holding in the mini-empire of Uri Jeremias, who also owns Akko’s Uri Buri restaurant and Efendi Hotel, this bright and no-frills ice cream shop sits along the old city’s western seafront. These are natural treats, made using local...
Rothschild Blvd, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Rothschild Blvd is a real gem of Bauhaus architecture. A tree-lined boulevard with old trees, lined with benches and dotted with outdoor coffee kiosks and some chess tables. This is one of the most charming places to stroll, bicycle and hang out....
Nahalat Binyamin St, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Start with a coffee and brakefast, then walk along the pedestrian. There you will find interesting Israeli artists and you can buy special gifts. Continue on to the next market, the Carmel Market. There you will find everything. Finished with...
Derech Ruppin, Jerusalem, Israel
It hardly rains in Israel so there is no use saving this museum for a rainy day. The vast collection of art, archeology, sculptures and antiques can easily keep one entertained for hours. I definitely recommend beginning with the Model of...
Ha-Hagana Street, Acre, 24315, Israel
Merchants, pilgrims, and warriors have gone out of their way to visit Akko over the centuries. If foodies have joined that list in recent years, it’s thanks to this innovative fish-and-seafood restaurant. Housed in a 400-year-old Ottoman house...
Neharde'a St, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Next time you travel to Israel and interested in an exceptional and different dining experience, I highly recommend to check the new website of EatWith, to book a dinner with locals. EatWith is a global community (started in Israel) that invites...
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