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Family-friendly things to do in Jerusalem

Our insider’s guide to family-fun activities in the Holiest city in the world will please every family member

By Jennifer Greenberg
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While you may want to tackle all the famous historical landmarks that cover generations of your family’s heritage, there is only so much dry history your children can take and only so many rugelach you can buy them at the Mahane Yehuda market to keep them from complaining. We’ve taken the entire family into mind and come up with a list of fun things to do in Jerusalem with your children and your children’s children. While Tel Aviv’s got the kid-friendly Park HaYarkon, Jerusalem’s got plenty to do with a biblical zoo, interactive museums, and even a scavenger hunt to trick the kids into learning with a hands-on history tour around town.

Fun things to do in Jerusalem with the entire family

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11. Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt

Things to do Walks and tours

Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt is a fun, interactive adventure for learning about the history of Jerusalem and its many neighborhoods. Race against other teams solving riddles that bring you to your next destination. Hunts are available in the Old City, Nachlaot, Tzfat, and Gush Etzion (in jeeps or private cars). You can also decide to play in Machane Yehuda Shuk, with the night option touring the portrait gallery of Solomon Suissa. Customized hunts can be created special for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays, and marriage proposals. Available in Hebrew, English, French, and Spanish.

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