Valentine’s Day in Israel is not the same kind of celebration as it is in North America in Europe, however, it has gained popularity and is celebrated more in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with a variety of parties, concerts and special romantic dinners on February 14, 2020. In Israel, there is another day that celebrates loved call Tu B’Av that takes place in the summer months, this year on August 5, 2020, meaning there are two dates to celebrate love in Israel.
Check out some of the best Valentine’s Day ideas in Israel:
Share the Sunrise
Watch the sunrise together on a Masada Sunrise Tour. Enjoy a morning hike together to the top of Masada and take in one of the most beautiful sunrises in Israel together. Afterward, enjoy a memorable float together in the Dead Sea.
Fall in love with flowers
Enjoy the Darom Adom, every weekend of February sees another set of events in the northern Negev to celebrate the red flowers which cover the scenery during February. Who doesn’t love flowers on Valentine’s Day!
Hot Air Balloon
Enjoy a hot air balloon flights in the Galilee where the views of the majestic hills and valleys of the Galilee on a private balloon flight.
Check into a boutique hotel for a romantic “staycation” in the city for Valentine’s Day. Check out the Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv, and Best Boutique Hotels in Jerusalem many which offer couples packages including couples massages, wine or other romantic options.
Explore the city in a new way
Share an experience together, joining the Tel Aviv Urban City Tour explores architecture, street art, and food in Tel Aviv, walking through the famous Shuk Hacarmel, exploring the well know Rothschild Boulevard and strolling through the South Tel Aviv neighborhood of Florentin. Or, explore Jaffa together while sampling local Israeli wine on the Wine Tasting by Night in Old Jaffa Tour. You will try quality Israeli wines throughout the tour, as you make your way from the German Colony to the Jaffa Flea Market.
Ride a boat together in Hayarkon Park, one of Tel Aviv’s most beautiful public green spaces. Inside the park, couples can find both motorboats and pedal boats to rent and relax along the Yarkon River that flows through the park. There are also bike rentals and plenty of quaint places for a romantic picnic
Enjoy Israeli Wine
Go on a romantic wine tour in Israel, and visit some of the country’s most impressive wineries in one of the country’s five wine regions with a knowledgable guide.
Take a beautiful stroll
Enjoy a leisure Valentine’s stroll throughout one of the most beautiful neighborhoods Neve Tzedek. Enjoy the shops, cafes and laid back vibe. A visit to the Tachana also offers plenty of restaurant choices, and of course, ice cream!
Make your relationships Insta-worthy, check out the most Instagrammable places in Tel Aviv and most Instagrammable places in Jerusalem to snap a few cute Valentine’s selfies together!
Go to a concert
Go to a concert! Look at our latest events page for concert listings for concert ideas.
Visit one of Israel’s Microbreweries or check out the Whiskey Bar Milk and Honey for a fun-filled romantic Valentine’s evening sipping local whiskey.
Take a look at the Best Restaurants in Tel Aviv and Best Restaurants in Jerusalem for date ideas on where to enjoy some of the best dining in Israel and check out the best date spots in Tel Aviv for the perfect date.
Travel to Jordan
Spend a Valentine’s weekend in Jordan visiting nearby Petra and the Wadi Rum Desert. Couples can depart from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and enjoy a weekend of sightseeing, adventure and time together sharing a unique travel experience. Check out our Petra tours.
Book a couples massage at one of the best spas in Israel.
“Olive You” – I Love you
Get out of the city and explore the Galilee Olive Oil Trail in the foothills of the Lower Galilee lie Israel’s olive groves.
Enjoy Breakfast together
Make the first meal of Valentine’s Day extra special. For ideas, check out the best breakfast in Tel Aviv and best breakfast in Jerusalem.
Still need help with romantic ideas? Contact us! We’d be happy to help create a special private tour or date night to remember for your Valentine’s Day in Israel.