Jerusalem is an ancient city, more than 3000 years old, with a history that spans the Biblical period through modern times. A holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims, rich in historical and religious attractions, Jerusalem is also a modern city. There are many interesting things to see and do including museums, concerts, botanical gardens, unique markets, scenic cobblestone streets to explore, and more!
Families traveling with children of all ages love Jerusalem because it’s a city for the young at heart! Jerusalem’s historical and religious sites often feature activities to engage children, such as tunnel tours, movies, rides, and art activities. Don’t miss the science museum with hands-on experiments that children adore. At the puppet theatre, zoo, botanical gardens, or the new aquarium, teenagers and youngsters will have a vacation to remember forever!
Travelers who like combining sightseeing with serious shopping or scouting for souvenirs will discover street fairs, outdoor markets, popular local shops (as on Jaffa Street), malls as well as upscale boutiques. Shopping areas include the Old City, Mamila Mall, Malha Mall, Mahane Yehuda Market (The Shuk), Mea Shearim and many more!
Eat & Drink
Jerusalem is a multicultural city, and its restaurants, cafes and food stalls places reflect this diversity. You can savor oriental flavors (including humus, falafel, shashlik and kebab), taste traditional Eastern European Jewish food, or celebrate with the finest Mediterranean wines and cuisine. Both low priced tasty family restaurants and exclusive gourmet dining can be enjoyed. Many food places are kosher. So we say, Betey’avon!
Here you’ll find helpful information about transportation, walking trips, and getting to and from Ben Gurion airport, Tel Aviv, and cities in Israel, including Palestinian cities. Public transportation is excellent with buses, train, shuttles and taxis. For guests who prefer to drive – there are car rentals and parking options. Exploring Jerusalem by foot is a popular way to go too.