(NewsUSA) - For a truly distinctive experience, Israel stands out as a dream destination that should be on everyone’s top travel list. For the first time since 2019, Israel is open to all travelers from around the world. Whether you are a solo traveler, or part of a couple, family, or group of friends, Israel is a diverse destination with something everyone can enjoy. When planning a trip to Israel, consider a range of destinations and events for a well-rounded itinerary.
- History: Israel is steeped in history, and travelers can indulge in a journey to the past by visiting Jerusalem’s Old City. Key destinations include the Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, and the Dome of the Rock. Travelers also can experience a spectacular view of the Old City from the nearby Mount of Olives.
- Natural Wonders: Tel Aviv’s world-renowned beach, spans the entire western side of the city along the Mediterranean. Travelers mix with locals to appreciate the sun, sand, waves, and water sports. When in Haifa, don’t miss the Baha’i Gardens on Mount Carmel. The gardens are designed with 19 mountainside terraces filled with flowers, small trees, small sculptures, water fountains and pools.
- Food and Drink. Many visitors to Israel are unaware of the region’s rich wine-making tradition. In fact, Israel boasts more than 300 wineries, large and small, with signature brands inspired by the sweeping hills of Western Galilee and the low-lying Negev. Israel is well known for its abundance of delicious street food found in every city, but two markets not to miss are the Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem and Carmel Market in Tel Aviv. Vibrant food stalls feature Israeli staples ranging from the more familiar falafel and hummus to lesser known but equally delicious shakshuka and sabich.
- Caves and Craters: For the geologists, or anyone who appreciates the power and beauty of nature, the Ramon Cater in Israel’s Negev Desert was created more than 220 million years ago, and remains the world’s largest erosion crater. Visitors can rappel down its sides, bike across its ledges and hike across its canyons. For those craving more rappelling, the Keshet Cave is a popular site with a stunning view from the highest point in Western Galilee. Adventurers rappel off a high natural stone arch through the air and down approximately 150 feet.
- Dead Sea Dip: Located 1,412 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the earth’s lowest elevation on land. The waters of the Dead Sea are 10 times saltier than sea level water, which means marine life can’t live in it, but humans can enjoy the unique experience of floating effortlessly on the surface.
- Inclusive atmosphere: Tel Aviv is one of the most LGBTQIA+ friendly cities in the world and celebrates Pride all year long; however, visitors can enjoy exceptional Pride events every June, when people of all genders, religion, and color flood the streets for a celebration of acceptance, love and joy.
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