Collected by Ann-Casey Campagnolo
Unnamed Road, Jordan
If you don't have a huge amount of time, the quickest way to cover a decent stretch of territory in Wadi Rum is to take a jeep tour. Even with just one afternoon at your disposal, you can make it to the major highlights including Khazali Canyon,...
Abu Al-Alaa Al-Maari St., Amman, Jordan
The vast ruins of Umm Qais (ancient Gadara) are tucked right into the tip of northwest Jordan, with sprawling views across to the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights from the edge of the plateau. Settlement here at this site runs from the...
Al-Quds St., Amman, Jordan
Pilgrims since the Byzantine period have claimed this spot to be where Moses finally saw the Promised Land, and where the prophet died. Today, the Moses Memorial Church here (a modern construction, built over an earlier Byzantine church) is home...
Al Jizah, Madaba, Jordan
For knockout views of Madaba, plus the fun of scrambling around oversize bells on your way up the bell tower, don't leave Madaba without visiting the Shrine of the Beheading of John the Baptist Latin Church. Built over Madaba's ancient acropolis,...
King Faisal Street, عمّان، Jordan
It may not be the smartest address in town, but it sure is the tastiest. Hashem Restaurant is an Amman institution, dishing up the city's best fuul (fava bean dip) and crisp, fresh falafel to the masses 24 hours a day for decades. This is...
K. Ali Ben Al-Hussein St. 146, Amman, Jordan
At the Citadel, on the summit of Jebel al-Qala'a, are extensive remnants of the city's many past incarnations. Evidence of habitation here stretches back to the Bronze Age. The collection of ruins include a Roman temple, a Byzantine church, and a...
Al-Hashemi St., Amman, Jordan
When Rome ran these parts, Amman was known as Philadelphia and flourished as a vital stop on the trade routes north and south. The 6,000-seat theater dates from the 2nd century AD and is one of the only remnants of Roman rule in the city. Climb to...
Arar St 114-148, Amman, Jordan
While Jordan—and the Middle East in general—isn't widely known for wines, Zumot Winery & Vineyards is a legend in the industry. Not only do Omar Zumot and his staff create delicious Saint George-label wines from a variety of grapes, they do it in...
Abu Al Alaa Al Maari, Amman, Jordan
Solar powered and supplied with water from a local spring, the award-winning Feynan Ecolodge blends seamlessly with its setting in the Dana Biosphere Reserve. It’s a special place that encourages guests to disconnect and engage with nature. The...
Foresight32, Ibn Al Rumi St 32, Amman, Jordan
If you’re in the market for a special souvenir from your Jordan trip, I suggest stopping by Lama Hourani Jewelry for a culturally inspired, locally made item. Lama’s eclectic, chic creations have been celebrated and exhibited in galleries and...
Madaba is famous for the ancient mosaics that decorated its houses, temples and, later, churches. Haret Jdoudna is an old house with a restaurant and a small souk that sells contemporary mosaics as well as wall hangings, jewelry, pottery and rugs....
35, Madaba, Jordan
Jordan's greatest road trip has tons of historic sites to check out along the way, but a major highlight is the scenery. This road winds along the ridge of the Great Rift Valley, dipping and diving across the barren hills that roll down to the...
Abu Al Alaa Al Maari, Amman, Jordan
This historic townhouse has served as Amman’s first post office, the Ministry of Finance, and a hotel. It’s been left in the same state since 1924 and, while rather rundown, is an intriguing place that welcomes all comers. The walls display...
Amman Civil Airport، Al Mataar St 22، Amman, Jordan
Founded in 2010, Carakale is Jordan's first and only family-owned microbrewery. It began as a labor of love for master brewer Yazan Karadsheh, who has grown production from his family’s backyard to a hillside location by the old city of Fuheis. It...
Jabal Al Lweibdeh, Amman, Jordan
Artists have long flocked to Al Lweibdeh, which remains the preferred neighborhood of creative types, even as it admittedly gentrifies. My favorite lunch spot is Joz Hind. There’s no menu; Luca makes his creations from whatever seasonal, locally...
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