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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
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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
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Shuk Machane Yehuda - Kever of Gerrer Rebbes
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Har Hamenuchos
Ammunition Hill
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Mamila
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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
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Yam Hamelach - Chamei Zohar

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Akko X2
Ashdod
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2620 on: May 09, 2013, 08:07:58 AM »
And the Diet Coke... simply delectable. ;D

Nah, the one at Rimon is wayyy better...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2621 on: May 09, 2013, 09:18:19 AM »
Nah, the one at Rimon is wayyy better...

LOL. ;D

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2622 on: May 09, 2013, 09:20:29 AM »
Waffle Bar "Fondue" dessert:


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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2623 on: May 09, 2013, 02:57:02 PM »
you can drive yourself to chevron? safe?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2624 on: May 09, 2013, 03:00:17 PM »
you can drive yourself to chevron? safe?
U want to know if u can drive to chevron Yourself? Yes
Is it safe? Yes

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2625 on: May 09, 2013, 03:01:10 PM »
I'm giving Waffle Bar on Paran another shot these days, and am pleased to report that service seems to have improved dramatically. As far as the food is concerned, I've discovered that (like many places where I don't like the food) the trick is to find one or two gems on the menu, and stick with those.

In this case, my new favorite is their Toasted Laffa Wrap, Mushroom edition. Make sure to ask for extra sweet chili sauce on the side. The sweet potato ravioli was a bit peppery, but not too bad. And the Diet Coke... simply delectable. ;D
Have they added more seating inside or still limited?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2626 on: May 09, 2013, 03:21:02 PM »
U want to know if u can drive to chevron Yourself? Yes
Is it safe? Yes
i always thought you needed a bulletproof bus. is there parking near the meaaras hamachpelah?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2627 on: May 09, 2013, 03:27:06 PM »
i always thought you needed a bulletproof bus. is there parking near the meaaras hamachpelah?
Yes at the entrance there is parking. there is an army post when u pull in and all along the way,
U can buy pizza for the soldiers at the pizza store for some sort of special as well...(just sayin)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2628 on: May 09, 2013, 03:38:28 PM »
i always thought you needed a bulletproof bus. is there parking near the meaaras hamachpelah?
I drove recently for Shabbos, I found parking nearby.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2629 on: May 09, 2013, 07:53:48 PM »
Red Heifer report:
Ambience was great. Nicely decorated in a more modern style. Tables outside as well. When we went out for a few minutes of air in between courses they offered to serve our food outside. Though we declined on the food, they offered to bring us drinks as well.

Service was outstanding. They have definitely taken lessons from the American service model. Attentive, yet not overbearing. (The waitress even offered to hang my hat and jacket as I sat down - and they had a rack to put them on!) Nonetheless, they should definitely make the waiters more familiar with the different dishes. (Interestingly, my waiter was also just starting out. Maybe most waiters aren't up to the demand of actually providing service for their tip.)

Food was very good. Better than I remember their old location. We had garlic bread (no charge), the beer battered chicken tenders, slow braised beef salad (a special) and a New Yorker sandwich with fresh cut sweet potato fries. (We're not big eaters, usually like starters more than mains and usually one main is enough for the both of us.)

The garlic bread was tacky. Finger rolls sliced in half and spread with margarine?/oil? and garlic. Tasted okay, but was totally out of place with the rest.
The starters were nicely sized portions. The chicken tenders were excellent. Crunchy coating and juicy, tender chicken. If the jalapeno dipping sauce is too hot for you, you can ask for an alternative (they brought my wife a garlic mayo dip).
The braised beef salad tasted really good. The meat is served cold over the salad in small thick slices, with a sweet chili dressing. Good flavor and the meat was soft, with just enough chew.
The New Yorker has turkey and meat inside (I forget what meat). The dressing was overpowering and I did not care for it (too salty/garlicky), though my wife thought it was okay.
The sweet potato fries with sea salt were superb. Only place I've had better was Gladstone's, ob"m. They had a thin crispy outside and the inside was fluffy and soft and great flavor all around.

All in all a nice experience, next time I think I'll pick a proper piece of beef :D
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2630 on: May 09, 2013, 07:59:28 PM »
Have they added more seating inside or still limited?

The laws of physics are still strictly enforced around here, so... Yeah. Same deal. :(

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2631 on: May 10, 2013, 05:08:58 AM »
they had a deal for skydiving in one of the groupon type sites recently, not sure if its still available
alive again

http://www.groupon.co.il/deals/national-deal/skykaf-c1301262634/21337076?nlp=&CID=IL_CRM_1_0_0_130&a=2022

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2632 on: May 10, 2013, 09:07:49 AM »
Had a great meal at Keyara, started at 7:30pm and ended at 1:30am (they stayed open 2 hours longer then usual for us).
We had 3 courses, first was sushi which they agreed to bring from upstairs.. second was a bunch of appetizers and third was tons of meats, they had delicious lamb chops.. everything was great..

Ate twice at Luciana's in Mamilla, for the most part great.. They had the absolute best Spinach Ravioli in sundried tomato sauce... (I actually went back a second time just for that). Great pizza, the best cheesecake (new york) and the greek salad was also good (two other salads werent special, caesar and one more).. great gazpacho soup.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2634 on: May 10, 2013, 09:44:48 AM »
Had a great meal at Keyara, started at 7:30pm and ended at 1:30am (they stayed open 2 hours longer then usual for us).
We had 3 courses, first was sushi which they agreed to bring from upstairs.. second was a bunch of appetizers and third was tons of meats, they had delicious lamb chops.. everything was great..

Ate twice at Luciana's in Mamilla, for the most part great.. They had the absolute best Spinach Ravioli in sundried tomato sauce... (I actually went back a second time just for that). Great pizza, the best cheesecake (new york) and the greek salad was also good (two other salads werent special, caesar and one more).. great gazpacho soup.
+1
I too am a big fan of lucciana sweet potato ravioli!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2635 on: May 10, 2013, 09:53:36 AM »
Still pretty expensive with this Groupon....
it is? how much do you think it should cost to skydive?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2636 on: May 10, 2013, 10:04:44 AM »
it is? how much do you think it should cost to skydive?
i wanna do this!
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2637 on: May 10, 2013, 10:07:29 AM »
there are groupons every so sften to do it upstate new york for like 125$ iirc..

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2638 on: May 10, 2013, 10:11:50 AM »
with todays rate the above link is still like 250$.. i dont think i paid more then that reg price at the paradive place near netanya

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2639 on: May 10, 2013, 10:18:28 AM »
with todays rate the above link is still like 250$.. i dont think i paid more then that reg price at the paradive place near netanya
i have hear ppl lay $400 this past summer , and the rt then was 3.95