Summer in Israel is undoubtedly the best time of the year! The warm weather inspires every inch of the country to come out and play. The country is bursting with things to do, both outdoors in nature and indoors in air-conditioned comfort. Regardless of your interests, you just can’t go wrong spending a summer in Israel! Here are our favorite picks for the best things to do in Israel during the summer.
Hike Masada at Sunrise
Beat the heat with a sunrise hike to the top of Masada – the breathtaking views are worth the early start! After the trek, reward yourself with a waterfall bath at Ein Gedi, followed by a swim in the Dead Sea. Those who prefer to hit the snooze-button can join an afternoon version of the tour as well, ascending in style via cable car instead.
Kayak in the Jordan River
The lush northern region is where you’ll find the shade, so head to the Jordan River this summer! Locals and tourist alike flock there to enjoy the soothing waters. Locals immerse watermelons in the river – the secret to a refreshing bite once you’re ready to enjoy them! If you’re up for an adventure, kayaking along the Jordan River is the perfect way to spend the day.
Have a Beach Day
With over 100 km of Mediterranean coastline, plus the Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, and Eilat’s Red Sea, you can spend all summer in the sand. You’ll find the most popular beaches in Tel Aviv, but its worth venturing off-the-beaten-path to discover some hidden treasures.
Party With The Locals
From festivals and street parties, to White Night and Tel Aviv Gay Pride, summer is bursting with lively events and good vibes.
Learn How to Code
Tel Aviv is also known as the Startup Nation, with a booming high-tech industry that is just getting started. As a result, Tel Aviv is the perfect place to learn how to code or study digital marketing. There are a handful of reputable boot-camps that will provide you with a foundation to succeed in these new industries. Instead of departing with souvenirs, you have the opportunity to return home with new skills and first hand experience that will expand your career potential.
Discover Jordan and Egypt
When in Israel, you’re sure to admire the stunning views of Jordan and Egypt as you explore. While in the region, don’t miss your chance to cross the border and experience these incredible countries for yourself. Jordan is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Petra and Wadi Rum. Egypt is a world wonder in its own right, with its iconic pyramids of Giza, Nile River, Luxor, and St. Catherine’s Monastery. With daily departures available year-round, its never been easier to visit Jordan and Egypt from Israel.