Romance is alive and well in the Land of Israel! Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, seeking the ultimate honeymoon experience, or simply looking for a romantic setting for your next date, Israel is teeming with places ideal for proclaiming your love or rekindling the flame.
So where in Israel do star-crossed lovers go for a romantic holiday or for a passion-filled day or night? They head to one of the following romantic hot spots:
The Dead Sea: This lowest point on the face of the Earth is also rated one of the most romantic places in the world. In addition to the sun-drenched surroundings and breathtaking landscape, couples enjoy slathering one another in therapeutic mud, dipping in the salty mineral waters to wash off, massages, and romantic picnics on the beach.
Whol Rose Garden: The City of Jerusalem is a lover’s Paradise with romantic spots such as the Whol Rose Garden. Roses have long been a symbol of romance and love, so what better way to profess your feelings or enjoy an intimate moment than taking a romantic stroll among thousands of rose trellises in over 400 varieties, all to the backdrop of rolling green gardens spotted with secluded benches.
Hass Promenade: This real-life lover’s lane, located in Jerusalem’s Talpiyot neighborhood, is not to be missed. Perfect for a romantic stroll with a view of the Judean Hills looming behind, couples will especially enjoy the breathtaking view of the Dome of the Rock glinting in the sun at dusk or taking in the magical picture of the Old City walls illuminated at nighttime.
Mitzpe Ramon: Stargazing is a favorite couples’ pastime, making Mitzpe Ramon – one of Israel’s most popular tourist sites and the world’s largest natural erosion crater – the perfect place for a kiss under a starry night, for watching the sun set behind the desert sand dunes, or for cuddling up in the cool night air while gazing at the celestial wonders overhead.
Old Yaffo (Jaffa): While Tel Aviv is famous for its steamy beaches and alluring waters, by far the most romantic place to visit in Tel Aviv is the rejuvenated Jaffa Harbor Pier, located in a picturesque area teeming with quaint galleries, winding stone alleyways, sidewalk cafes, candle-lit dining rooms, and a spectacular view of the Mediterranean coastline.
Beit Yannai Beach: One of Israel’s best-kept secrets is the pristine, secluded stretch of beach known as Beit Yannai. An idyllic spot for a romantic picnic, for watching the sun go down in spectacular shades of pink, or for relaxing to the sound of the waves, Beit Yannai (located just north of Netanya) is the place lovers go for some quiet, peaceful moments away from the crowds…
Jerusalem the City of Gold: Honeymooners can’t get enough of Israel’s capital, where they can be found strolling hand-in-hand in the Old City, nestled in intimate nooks along the ancient stone Ramparts Walkway, or taking in the spectacular nighttime Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David Museum, projected over Jerusalem’s 3,000-year-old city walls.
Carmel Forest Spa: Cupid’s arrow can also be found at Israel’s top-rated spa hotel, situated on the outskirts of Haifa. Offering deluxe packages for couples, the premises include tennis courts, a fitness center, two swimming pools, wet and dry saunas, a Turkish bath, and a slew of masseurs waiting to use their magic to help couples unwind and melt their tensions away.
In addition to being a country filled with romantic things to do and see, Israelis also the number one destination for spiritual journeys and Holy Land tours, including Israel tours for Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Ancient Biblical sites abound inIsrael, making it one of the most fascinating and exciting places on the globe to visit.