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In and Around Haifa

by Touchpoint Israel

Haifa goes the distance with more than a handful of activities to keep you busy.

The beautiful seaport city of Haifa offers a gold mine of things to do with its magnificent attractions to worldwide guests. As Israel’s third-largest city, it boasts shops, delectable eateries, lavish parks, fascinating history, museums, and more.

Haifa’s glorious beaches offer endless water sports and recreation, like scuba diving and kitesurfing, sailing. It’s an active bay city that lives up to its reputation for featuring unique highlights sure to enchant visitors of all ages.

An exciting addition to the touring options in the region is a new pleasure cruise line launched between Haifa and Acre (Akko) that runs several times a day, seven days a week, between the two cities’ ports. It enhances the perspective on the area’s natural beauty, including the Carmel Mountains.

Enjoy a picnic in Carmel Park, Israel’s largest park, and sit amongst its lush greenery. It’s a hiker’s paradise with more than 24,000 acres of forest blanketing the landscape. The site offers outstanding year-round activities with paths for bikes and jeeps, and observation points featuring views of holy sites and archaeological finds.

At the foot of the Carmel Mountain is Elijah’s Cave, one of the most sacred caves in Israel. This is the site where the Prophet Elijah is believed to have lived. A significant site to the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Druze communities, it is located just below the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery and is believed to date to almost 1300 AD/CE.

You’ll be mesmerized by the serenity on the grounds of the Bahá’í Gardens where 19 interlacing terraced gardens serve as one of the most visited tourist attractions in all of Israel. Be sure to visit the breathtaking golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Bahá’í faith.

At the foot of the Bahá’í Gardens is the picturesque German Colony that was the first in a second wave of settlements by Germans that were part of the Templar cult. Explore modern-day technology at MadaTech; Israel’s National Museum of Science Technology, and Space, a child-friendly science museum with its more than 600 hands-on exhibits.

Haifa transcends time, reaching heights and diving to depths, all the while going the distance to promise that you and your experiences make worthwhile memories, enough to last a lifetime.

Originally posted at Israel Advantage Tours.

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