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Five Must See Tourist Destinations in Israel

Jun 5, 2012  To help tourists get the most out of their vacation in Israel
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Planning a vacation to the one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world? If you are, then here is some helpful information on 5 must see tourist attractions in Israel.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Dead Sea Region, Eilat
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Students, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Jerusalem
    Jerusalem, Jerusalem District

    With over 2 million tourist visits annually, Jerusalem should be on your itinerary when you visit Israel. Not only is it the holiest city in Judaism, the ancient capitol of the Kingdom of Judah but also contains religious significance for Christians and Muslims.

  • 2. Tel Aviv
    Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District

    If you enjoy a more cosmopolitan environment, then Tel-Aviv is a must see attraction. Besides being the business and industrial center of the country and its second largest city, it also is home to a wonderfully diverse variety of restaurants. If lounging by the shores of the Mediterranean is more to your tastes, the city was voted as one of the top ten beach cities in the world by National Geographic magazine.

  • 3. Dead Sea
    Dead Sea, Dead Sea Region, Israel

    Although it is actually just a large lake and the lowest point on the planet on dry land, The Dead Sea derives its name from the high concentration of salt in its waters. This has benefited Israel in two ways. First of all, with its high salt density, it has become a healing destination for people with a wide variety of skin conditions. Many think of the area as one big health spa. Secondly, it has allowed Israel to become one of the largest suppliers of minerals to the world.

  • 4. Museum of the Jewish Diaspora (Bet Hatefutsoth)
    Museum of the Jewish People - Bet Hatefutsoth, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District

    Since you already will be making a visit to Tel-Aviv, a trip to this museum is another one of the must see tourist attractions. The museum focuses on the story of the Jewish people dating back aver 2500 years. Opened in 1978, it has provided the Jewish people a chance to discover their heritage through exhibits and other means

  • 5. Eilat
    Eilat, Southern District

    f you want a destination with fun in the sun, then Eilat is just the place for you. With first class hotels and pristine beaches, Eilat rivals any Caribbean destination that you can think of. If you like it hot and wet, with activities ranging from scuba diving to snorkeling along its vast coral reserve, then Eilat surely is one of the 5 must see tourist attractions in Israel.