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Emergency numbers
Police 100
Hatzolah AND Ambulance 101 or 1221
Fire 102


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Misc. Reviews
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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
Mini Israel- Love it or hate it
Latrun Tank Museum - Mini Israel
Slifkin's Tanach Museum
Park Rabin - hiking...
Park Begin - hiking...
Park Modiin -- great for kids
Derech Burma

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
Rosh Hanikra- Way up north

Golan Heights

Bereshit Apple processing center
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

South

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

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
Tel Aviv - Sheraton

Men: Tues, Fri - Women: Mon, Weds
Nahariya

Switches bet Mornings (7a-1p) and Afternoons (1p-7p)
Chadera '
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 #11500 on: July 07, 2022, 07:06:30 AM »
Best way to get to Jerusalem from tlv landing at 10:00 pm?

Approx what would a regular taxi cost? Are these Jewish drivers?
A reg taxi will charge an arm and leg
A heimisha driver is around 180 shekels.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11501 on: July 07, 2022, 08:33:27 AM »
A reg taxi will charge an arm and leg
A heimisha driver is around 180 shekels.

Any numbers from a heimishe driver?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11502 on: July 07, 2022, 01:22:57 PM »
Best way to get to Jerusalem from tlv landing at 10:00 pm?

Approx what would a regular taxi cost? Are these Jewish drivers?

Daka 99 are usually the cheapest taxis to and from Ben gurion ime

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« Reply #11503 on: July 07, 2022, 01:49:25 PM »
Any numbers from a heimishe driver?
He has a group of drivers and is probably the cheapest you can find 055-287-5777

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11504 on: July 07, 2022, 01:49:40 PM »
Best way to get to Jerusalem from tlv landing at 10:00 pm?

Approx what would a regular taxi cost? Are these Jewish drivers?
Take the train. cost around 12 shekel and takes 22 min from Ben Gurion. leaves every half hour, last one out 11:30pm
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11505 on: July 07, 2022, 04:13:30 PM »
He has a group of drivers and is probably the cheapest you can find 055-287-5777

Used them. Great experience, was there in 10 minutes and charged 200

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11506 on: July 07, 2022, 10:41:39 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good boating/water sports place in the north or on the way up north?
I've been told that Herzliya is a good spot but it seems hard to find something online..

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« Reply #11507 on: July 08, 2022, 04:15:32 AM »
That's who we are going with.
Was nice activity if you are in the area. Was not worth the drive from Yerushalayim.

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« Reply #11508 on: July 08, 2022, 04:30:18 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good shabbos food plac in geula

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« Reply #11509 on: July 08, 2022, 04:32:47 AM »
Used them. Great experience, was there in 10 minutes and charged 200
Good! Interesting I paid 180 last week

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« Reply #11510 on: July 08, 2022, 04:33:33 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good shabbos food plac in geula
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11511 on: July 10, 2022, 08:17:29 AM »
Crazy to do ir David with a baby? Obviously not the water tunnel...how long is the tour without that part?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11512 on: July 10, 2022, 12:11:28 PM »
Any beach access in Tiberia seperate women and men

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11513 on: July 10, 2022, 01:09:18 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good boating/water sports place in the north or on the way up north?
I've been told that Herzliya is a good spot but it seems hard to find something online..

What are you looking for? Acco has some tornado boats and slow boats for really cheap (15-20 Sheqel PP) There is a cruise from Haifa to Acco as well.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11515 on: July 11, 2022, 12:07:48 AM »
Anyone ever use Tzvi Satt - Secrets of the old city tours?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11516 on: July 11, 2022, 02:24:21 AM »
Looking for a tour guide in the golan with a large veichle (room for 4 plus luggage) any Leeds? Thank you

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11517 on: July 11, 2022, 04:15:42 AM »
Anyone ever use Tzvi Satt - Secrets of the old city tours?
Yes!  Hes great!! He has access to some pretty cool, off the beaten path places!! Totally worth it!

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11518 on: July 11, 2022, 04:56:36 AM »
PFAF  :D
Good ideas for things to do on a day trip for a big anniversary, near Beit Shemesh? I am thinking of - winery (is there a Badatz one nearby?), easy hike at Twin cave, Escape room in RBS, IKEA Eshtaol.

Can also be Jerusalem or other places not too far.

Any additional ideas?
siyag lachachma :-)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11519 on: July 11, 2022, 08:27:30 AM »
PFAF  :D
Good ideas for things to do on a day trip for a big anniversary, near Beit Shemesh? I am thinking of - winery (is there a Badatz one nearby?), easy hike at Twin cave, Escape room in RBS, IKEA Eshtaol.

Can also be Jerusalem or other places not too far.

Any additional ideas?
Stagalite 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 hamidash period in Adulam and nearby, worth getting a guide.
Caves from bar kochva period in Adulam