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Hatzolah AND Ambulance 101 or 1221
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Activities

Jerusalem Area

Begin Museum- outside the Old City
Caliber 3- Shooting Range in Gush Etzion
Ramparts Walk- on top of the Old City walls
Tzomet Institute - Alon Shvut
Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
Old City Jewish and Muslim Quarter Tours (pm @satturn )
Churva/Ramban
Machon Hamikdash
Burnt house
Gichon
4 Sephardi Shuls
Old Yishuv Court
Shiloach/Gichon


2048 - Tlv - Incredible fun experience! Active Activities in each room. cool team game, electrifying, challenging and especially fun!
Time Elevator in Jerusalem- Don't waste your time.
City of David (Ir David)-Amazing-you must take a tour to fully understand the site.
Segway tour-interesting way to waste a few hrs-NOT an absolute must do
Biking - Beatiful trails in the valleys outside of the city. PM Drago if interested.
http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/
https://www.patbamelach.com/
https://www.galita.co.il/en
Yad Vashem
Martef Hashoah - Kever Dovid
Migdal Dovid- Museum of Jerusalem
Bibical Zoo/Aquarium/Ein Yael
Tax Museum
Gush Katif Museum
Science Museum
Bible Lands Museum
Israel Museum
Italian Jewish Art Museum
Beit Harav Kook
Underground prisoners
Kneset /Rose Garden/Bird watching
Shuk Machane Yehuda - Kever of Gerrer Rebbes
Mearat Tzidkiyahu/Rockefeller Museum
Belz Shul
Har Hatzofim
Har Hazeisim
Har Hamenuchos
Ammunition Hill
CHaggall Windows @ Haddasa
Chutzot HaYotzer/Park Teddy
Great Syn/Jewish Art Museum
National Library
Supreme Court
Jclay
Mamila
Gan Sacher - sports fields, picniking, exercise equpment, amazing huge kids climbing area

Tel Aviv/Center

Blind or Deaf Museum in Cholon- Blind, amazing. Deaf, good. Prior reservation needed.
Hagana Museum in Tel Aviv--15NIS per adult; students free; a bit disjointed and kind of fake acting in the videos, but mostly very interesting and educational.
Bullet Factory in Rechovot

Beit Shemesh to Modiin area (Jerusalem Corridor)

Escape the Machsan escape room (Rechov Nachal Sorek)
Stalactite caves
Renting bikes or the ezraider scooters for the Britannia/Adulam parks
Agrocafe coffee workshop
Several wineries in the area
Lots of towns from first Beit Hamikdash period in Adulam and nearby, worth getting a guide.
Caves from bar kochva period in Adulam
H/T Drago
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Park Rabin - hiking...
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North

"My Baby - Kids' Airport" - amusement park, mostly indoors, awesome for the entire family. Bowling, wall climbing that all ages can enjoy, bungee jumping, bumper carts, carousels, huge swings, Space Jump, tons, 2 huge buildings. Located in Kfar Yasif, Yarka. Near highways 70 & 85. https://www.mybaby.co.il/about
Kfar Kedem - https://www.k-k.co.il/?lang=en
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Golan Heights

Bereshit Apple processing center
Tel Dan nature reserve (similiar to Banias Waterfall -slightly easier & toddler friendly)
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Nimrod's Fortress in the Golan
Kayaking down the Jordan River
Mount Hermon Ski Lift
Mount Bental Overlook/Bunkers
Golan Heights Winery
Yehudiya Nature Reserve Hiking

South

Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
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Good summary of many hikes:
http://hikingintheholyland.com/

FB group with many ideas of activities
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidsdaysoutisrael

Separate Beaches - AS OF 2022!
The suitability of the area around the separate beach area varies.

Separate Areas for Men and Women:
Tveria - Kinar Hotel
Tveria - Chof Menachem
Tveria - near Chamei Tveria
Yam Hamelach - International Beach
Yam Hamelach - Chamei Zohar

Men: Mon, Wed, Fri - Women: Sun, Tues, Thurs
Akko X2
Ashdod
Ashkelon
Bat Yam
Chaifa X2
Hertzilya (only in the summer?? BZ only??)
Netanya - Kiryat Sanz
Rishon Letzion
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Men: Tues, Fri - Women: Mon, Weds
Nahariya

Switches bet Mornings (7a-1p) and Afternoons (1p-7p)
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Men Morning: Sun, tues, thurs  - afternoon: Mon, wed, fri
Women Morning: Mon, Weds, Fri - Afternoon: Sun, Tues, Thurs
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12200 on: October 02, 2023, 09:31:19 AM »
Anyone want to the new hanging bridge by גיא בן הינום?
How would I get there other than walk from the hotel by bus

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12201 on: October 02, 2023, 09:35:18 AM »
Anyone want to the new hanging bridge by גיא בן הינום?
How would I get there other than walk from the hotel by bus
It's near tachana rishona

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12202 on: October 02, 2023, 11:12:55 AM »
You can walk from שער ציון or even the kotel
Not necessarily a smart idea with kids as it can get long

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12203 on: October 05, 2023, 12:30:03 PM »
Anyone stay in the six senses? Is there anything else to do nearby besides for the hotel offered activities? If anyone was there - any particular activities you enjoyed? Thanks!

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12204 on: October 31, 2023, 05:30:54 PM »
Does anyone here live or closely connected with people living in Nachlaot?
Thank You

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12205 on: November 29, 2023, 12:42:05 PM »
Does anyone have information about the organizers of the ishai ribo/mbd concert this past choel hamoed?
I see I wasn't charged for my tickets and I'd like to correct that

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12206 on: December 05, 2023, 11:56:54 PM »
Cheapest place I can order something for an American couple to be delivered in yerushalayim?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12207 on: December 06, 2023, 01:07:41 AM »
Cheapest place I can order something for an American couple to be delivered in yerushalayim?
You are going to have to be a bit more descriptive then something

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12208 on: December 06, 2023, 08:48:43 AM »
You are going to have to be a bit more descriptive then something
baked goods/doughnuts... Something for chanukkah desert

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12209 on: December 06, 2023, 09:05:32 AM »
baked goods/doughnuts... Something for chanukkah desert
Can't vouch for them but have received this from 2 friends


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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12210 on: December 06, 2023, 10:47:07 AM »
Cheapest place I can order something for an American couple to be delivered in yerushalayim?

I don't know if he's cheapest but if you want to give parnassa to a DDF member, @mevinyavin does this.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12211 on: December 06, 2023, 10:56:01 AM »
I don't know if he's cheapest
Which is why I didn't say anything.  8)
Edit: I have no idea if I'm the cheapest.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12212 on: December 06, 2023, 11:20:36 AM »
Which is why I didn't say anything.  8)
Edit: I have no idea if I'm the cheapest.
Which is why I did it for you.
If I remembered your website, I would have posted it too.

Anyway anyone who wants can PM him...

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12213 on: December 06, 2023, 11:46:45 AM »
If I remembered your website, I would have posted it too.
We closed the website after it turned out that all our business was from Lakewood and our customers were getting insulted when we asked for email addresses (for the receipt, you understand). How times have changed... but we don't have a website anymore.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12214 on: December 30, 2023, 08:45:28 PM »
I remember a seeing a post/thread with a whole list of awesome off the beaten path things to do in yerushalayim/israel. Maybe it was @yfr bachur who posted it? Trying to jog my memory and find it but can't seem to.

TIA

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12215 on: December 30, 2023, 11:39:58 PM »
I remember a seeing a post/thread with a whole list of awesome off the beaten path things to do in yerushalayim/israel. Maybe it was @yfr bachur who posted it? Trying to jog my memory and find it but can't seem to.

TIA
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=133446.0
(Found it in the wiki.  ;))

EDIT: Too late...
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12216 on: December 30, 2023, 11:43:00 PM »
I remember a seeing a post/thread with a whole list of awesome off the beaten path things to do in yerushalayim/israel. Maybe it was @yfr bachur who posted it? Trying to jog my memory and find it but can't seem to.

TIA
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=133446.msg2723565#msg2723565

Found it

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12217 on: December 31, 2023, 01:18:44 AM »
Anyone stay in the six senses? Is there anything else to do nearby besides for the hotel offered activities? If anyone was there - any particular activities you enjoyed? Thanks!

Itís more a relaxed style resort, beautiful views, definitely best pizza I ever had!

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12218 on: December 31, 2023, 01:02:48 PM »
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=133446.0
(Found it in the wiki.  ;))

EDIT: Too late...
Ha thanks! Missed that.

ANyhow - trying to figure out if there are sufficient activities to keep a 5 and 7 year old busy in the summer. Preferably indoor due to the heat. Any thoughts? Will stay in an apartment in Yerushalayim but planning to rent a car and can do day trips. Thanks!

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12219 on: December 31, 2023, 06:30:35 PM »
Ha thanks! Missed that.

ANyhow - trying to figure out if there are sufficient activities to keep a 5 and 7 year old busy in the summer. Preferably indoor due to the heat. Any thoughts? Will stay in an apartment in Yerushalayim but planning to rent a car and can do day trips. Thanks!

there are thousands of 5 and 7 year olds who seem to have enough to do...
Seriously, especially in JLM unless its a chamsin (heatwave) you only need to be indoors from 10:30ish-4ish, the rest of the day can be really nice, even sweater weather in the evenings...

Do the touristy stuff in the early mornings or late afternoons, and general child daycamp style activities during the heat of the day