Haifa & Northern Israel
I didn't realize just how hilly Haifa and Northern Israel were going to be. We were also really surprised to see how big and modern Haifa is. It's a really charming city built into a hill and up, up, up you climb to access everything. It reminded us a bit of a less humid Hong Kong.
There are many opportunities to look out over the city and out to the gorgeous Mediterranean. Of course there's also the phenomenal Ba'hai Gardens that are a focal point for the city. The rest of the north is equally as beautiful. The Sea of Galilee is the largest fresh water sea (a lake really, but that's splitting hairs) in Israel and is the lowest fresh water lake on Earth! There's so much to see and do around here including numerous National Parks, ruins and hot springs it's really difficult to fit everything in. But you should definitely try.
Note: At the time of our visit it was recommended to avoid the Golan Heights. We heeded the advice and kept our travels closer to Haifa and Galilee.
Good To Know
Things To Do
- Go to the Tel Megiddo National Park
- Soak up the history in Caesarea
- Bask in the beauty of the Baha'i gardens in Haifa
- Walk up, up, up to Stella Maris for a view over Haifa
- Be awestruck by the mosaics at Zippori National Park
- Cozy up to cafe life in Haifa
- Feel creative with all the art centers and colonies like Ein Hod Artist Colony
- Wander the streets of Acre
- Go to the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias
- Have a walk around the Carmel Mountain National Forest