Discover: Israel

If you're much like me, I think of Israel as a mysterious land rich in history but that's about all I know :(  In 2013, the state of Israel celebrates 65 years of Independence and welcomes you to visit it's abundant lands.  Here's a quick look at what makes Israel one of the "hippest and must-see destinations" in the world.

Funky & Chic Accommodations

Alma Hotel & Lounge
Israel is well-known for it's abundance of stylish boutique hotels offering modern vibes with amenities like roof-top terraces & lounges and intimate garden eateries.  Check out the Alma Hotel & Lounge in Tel Aviv, The Efendi Hotel in Acre, and the Bayit Bagalik Hotel near beautiful Lake Kinneret, also known as the Sea of Galilee.



Cultural Must-Sees in Israel


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With the most museums per capita in the world, Israel proudly embraces it's artists roots through a treasure trove of galleries, exhibits, live dance performances, festivals, and arts & crafts fairs.  Check out the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel Museum, or Janco-Dada museum. And of course, other must-see attractions in Israel include visiting the Western Wall; Church of the Holy Sepulchre; Al-Aqsa Mosque; the Dome of the Rock/Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City; along with the UNESCO Bahai Shrine and stunning Persian Gardens said to the 8th Wonder of the World, both located in Haifa.  Don't miss out on visiting Israel's Mediterranean beaches or relishing in a black mud bath in the Dead Sea.

Shopping, Nightlife, Markets, Culinary & Wine in Israel

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As if you need anything more to do, Israel offers a plethora of hip nightclubs & bars (check out Jerusalem's historic Train Station and Rothschild Boulevard); concert scene like the Tamar Festival in the Negev Desert; plus the artist graffiti on display throughout Tel Aviv.  For shopping, visit Tel Aviv's Port Antiques Fair & Organic Market or Carmel Market; Jaffa Flea Market; Mahane Yehuda Market and Bezalel Arts Fair, both in Jerusalem.  After a day of exploring, sit down with a handcrafted beer (take in the Israel Beer Festival in January) or try an award-winning wine (kosher & non-kosher) while enjoying an emergence of culinary trends.

For more information, visit Go Israel.

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