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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
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 )
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

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
Mini Israel- Love it or hate it

North

https://www.k-k.co.il/?lang=en
Rosh Hanikra- Way up north

Golan Heights

Tel Dan nature reserve (similiar to Banias Waterfall -slightly easier & toddler friendly)
Banias Waterfall
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
https://www.de-karina.co.il/product/%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%95%D7%A8-%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%93%D7%A8%D7%9A/
http://www.pri-beresheet.co.il/%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%9B%D7%96_%D7%9E%D7%91%D7%A7%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9D


South

Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
Sunrise tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea aprx $70



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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5565 on: July 24, 2015, 12:27:17 AM »
Hadar geula potato kugel is a must
I am a sucker for their Kishka (Parve) it's soaked in their cholent

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5566 on: July 24, 2015, 12:56:19 AM »
Any decent tzimmers in or near teveriah for 12 people? Or how to find? Can be two separate places. Need  house/beds clean to american standards, doesn't have to be fancy. Tried airbnb but there are very few reviewed places that I see.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5567 on: July 24, 2015, 03:14:30 AM »
I emailed the guy from the museum and he made a date available for me. I guess if they get requests for dates that aren't available they can arrange it. Should I add that to the wiki?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5568 on: July 24, 2015, 12:11:52 PM »
(which btw is also given by an actual blind person).
mine was given by someone visually impaired

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5569 on: July 24, 2015, 01:05:31 PM »
mine was given by someone visually impaired
Interesting. Did he tell you how much/little he could actually see? Because I thought the point is for them to show you how they manage with all their other senses & not sight

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5570 on: July 24, 2015, 04:10:19 PM »
mine was given by someone visually impaired
I believe most of them there are

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5571 on: July 26, 2015, 05:32:03 PM »
Interesting. Did he tell you how much/little he could actually see? Because I thought the point is for them to show you how they manage with all their other senses & not sight
mostly large shapes

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5572 on: July 26, 2015, 06:05:07 PM »
Does anyone have info on the Upcoming fried concert in Jerusalem and how i can get tickets.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5573 on: July 26, 2015, 06:13:32 PM »
Does anyone have info on the Upcoming fried concert in Jerusalem and how i can get tickets.
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http://www.israstage.com/event/Avraham-Fried

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5574 on: July 26, 2015, 06:24:04 PM »
Thanx. min price tickets going for 154 shek. anyway to get cheaper for a couple.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5575 on: July 26, 2015, 06:38:53 PM »
Thanx. min price tickets going for 154 shek. anyway to get cheaper for a couple.
Doesn't look like it and its almost sold out

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5576 on: July 26, 2015, 07:26:21 PM »
Is there a thread on food/hechsherim in eilat and the dead sea

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5578 on: July 26, 2015, 07:57:59 PM »
This isn't a full TR, but some highlights of the trip we took to EY a few years ago with 4 kids.

First some background, we have wanted to go to Eretz Yisrael for years, and when we got into the points game we decided to take the plunge. However, we were extremely unflexible about dates/times so we ended up selling points to pay for the tickets. Although we got less $ per point than we could have if we used points, this way we were able to choose what worked for us. So please don't yell at me that we actually paid for tickets!

We had a Delta flight booked for Motzei shabbos. However, due the the fact that shabbos ends so late in May and we were traveling with 4 kids I was very nervous. Luckily, they changed the flight time (by 5 min) so were were able to switch it to Sunday without fees.

Day 1 - Monday - arrived at 6:00, picked up rental van from hertz (used noach car rental), dropped off suitcases at apartment in Baka (relatives apartment + free) and went to the kosel to daven and pick up dinner in the rovah.

We had a hard time waking up early so most days we had a pretty late start.

I don't remember the exact order of events, but here are the highlights:

We drove up the coast to Ceasarea, kids had a blast exploring all of the ruins, we took off our shoes and played in the water. You can spend hours here. My kids were thrilled to be able to get cholov yisrael ice cream. We then went to Rosh Hanikra where we took the cable car to the grottoes. It was one of the most beautiful sights but didn't spend too long there. We then drove to Tiveria. You MUST eat at "Mesadas Avi" they make the best shnitzel!

Gan Garoo is an incredible park, it's a nice small zoo but the highlight is going into the kangaroo pen and actually petting and feeding them. There is a lot to do in the area but we were pressed for time.

Dig for a day was expensive but well worth it. We got to participate in a real archaeological dig, finding pottery as well as bones and other items. They also have a cave crawl where you explore (by candlelight) an unexcavated cave. Not for the claustrophobic!

We took a beautiful hike in Gamla, it's not easy to get to it if you don't know where you are going but it was beautiful.


Of course we did the biblical zoo, tunnel tours, masada, dead sea, kinneret and more but I tried to write about the things you may not have heard of.


A few tips:

-Many attractions close early in Eretz Yisrael so check before hand (Ein Gedi closed the gates at 3:30 when we were there)
-Almost everything closes for Yom Ha'atzmaut
-Melatonin can help with jet lag ;)
-Use waze for directions
-Got some good groupons for restaurants through the israeli goupon app

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5579 on: July 27, 2015, 10:18:58 AM »
i want to book a tzimmer up north for 1 night, 2 days. i'm thinking of going for shabbos up to Golan Hights or Tsfat or Haifa area. which place would be most interesting to be over shabbos? how do i know if a site is reliable? what if i show up and there is no ac or dirty sheets? it's not like you could give or see bad reviews? it's just based on trust?! i'm a New Yorker. i'm skeptical of everything!
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