5 most exciting sites to visit with your family in Israel

29.05.2019

Planning a family trip isn’t an easy task. On one hand you want make sure your trip don’t break the bank and on the other hand, you got to treat your kids to an exciting and adventurous location. Israel offers plenty of those.

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Here’s a quick look at some of the coolest ones for your entire family’s enjoyment:

Apollonia National Park

Treat yourselves to an epic crusader adventure just 15 min. away from Tel-Aviv! Here’s one of the most ancient crusader castles in the world with stunning views out over the Mediterranean ocean. The site offers you and your family a wonderful day out with many hiking and picnic opportunities. With stunning lookout points and a tour of the ancient ruins you’re in for a real treat. Just bring a picnic lunch and enjoy.

Caesarea National Park

Here’s one of Israel’s most magical sites, a rare combination of glorious Roman and Crusader-era ruins, breathtaking sunsets, beautiful beaches and stunning scenery.

Beside it’s beautiful, sweeping views of the Mediterranean, this site has many points of interest for you and your family to explore and enjoy: superb Roman Era ruins, the restored Caesarea massive Roman amphitheater (you can even climb all the way to the top!), the Hippodrome (where spectators would come to see gladiators) and much more.

On top of that, Caesarea also has an underworld museum where divers can explore the ancient harbor with waterproof maps!

Achziv National Park

Crystal clear water, naturally formed lagoons, awesome beaches and even the remains of a crusader castle are just some of the many fabulous treats this gorgeous park has to offer you and your loved ones. You can also stay in the national park campground which is open to families between Passover and Sukkot.
P.S Don’t forget to Bring snorkeling masks as there are so many thrilling things to see underwater.

Eilat Coral Beach Nature Reserve

It is considered by many as one of the best and most exciting reefs in the world and an absolute perfect family day trip. Enjoy the quietness of the sea while exploring the colorful underwater jungle of coral reefs and marine life! This fantastic place features more than 270 species of coral and 650 species of tropical fish as well as the largest underwater observatory in the Middle East. It is nothing short of a miraculous experience to share with your family.

Eilat Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Photo credit: Doron Nissim

Bet Shean National Park

There’s a lot of rich history in Bet Shean and this stunning site offers you and your family a one of a kind experience to really go back in time (2000 years back to be precise) and feel what it was like in the fifth millennium B.C.E.
The ruins here are an entire city and they are in awesome condition
Also, make sure you don’t miss “Shean Nights” – a breathtaking audiovisual display taking place after sunset.

Bet Shean National Park. Photo credit: Tal Glick