Discover Mount Hermon: five things to do around Israel's highest peak
Ski season is upon us. Grab your gear and head up north to Mount Hermon for a chilly weekend of family fun. One of Israel’s most scenic attractions, from summer walks to winter skiing, Mount Hermon has it all. With panoramic views from Lebanon to Syria, you’ve got to hit the slopes and embrace the limited days of snowfall before it’s too late. Glide down the powdery trails until your knees are spent and your toes are froze. Then, after a long day of skiing or snowboarding, wine, dine, defrost, rest and repeat. Discover what to do in and round Israel’s highest peak with our inclusive guide to Mount Hermon.
Sights and attractions
The most stunning synagogues in Israel
No visit to the Holy Land is complete without some Holy site seeing. While areas in Jerusalem and Nazareth host iconic churches, scattered across the rest of the country are some of the most spectacular synagogues in Israel. Don’t just pass by the Great Synagogue on Allenby, duck inside and admire its beauty; don’t let Tzfat’s ultra-orthodox ideals scare you away, revel in its synagogues’ ancient Israeli Torah scrolls; don’t just stare from afar, explore the interior of Tel Aviv’s seashell-shaped temple. Whether you’re orthodox, conservative, reform or atheist, these stunning synagogues with their stained glass windows and grand structures deserve more than a doubletake.
The best things to do in the Negev
Easily one of the most overlooked treasures in Israel, the Negev desert is home to some truly jaw-dropping geological wonders. Vineyards, hiking trails, nature reserves and even camel rides make it as appealing for families as it is for couples or those traveling on a budget. The Negev is also the area to which Israelis regularly flock for festivals, yoga retreats and other special events. Here’s to getting lost in the desert as you check out our curated list of the best things to do in the Negev.