One of the best Israeli cities to visit is Eilat, located at the southernmost tip of Israel on the shore of the Red Sea.
This beach town is famous for many things: water-sports, duty-free shopping, and the glorious sun. Here are some fun things to do in Eilat during your stay.
The Ice Mall
This circular mall will keep you busy for hours. The duty-free shopping and the food options alone are enough of an attraction, but this mall also boasts an ice-skating rink in the center, which will give you a good respite from the heat of the day.
You can also enjoy the arcade and the virtual reality attractions that this mall has on offer.
The Red Canyon
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and take a hike in the most beautiful canyon in Israel.
Observe the unique flora and fauna of Israel’s South and don’t forget to take lots of pictures.
The Red Canyon hike has many shaded spots, but make sure you bring a hat and more water than you think you’ll need.
At Eilat’s Dolphin Reef, you can watch the dolphins frolic in the sea and sit on the deck and feel them move under your feet. You can also jump into the pool and swim right alongside them.
There is also a bar for relaxing and enjoying your favorite cocktail while the children play.
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
The classic Eilat activity, this site is not be missed. Here, you will see the shark movie that feels like real life up on the big screen and go for a ride on the glass-bottomed boat to see the sea life in its natural habitat.
You will also go down several meters into the sea via a glass-encased observatory and watch the fish, and other sea animals swim around.
Of course, the best thing to do in Eilat is to simply soak up the sun after a full day of touring.
The coral beach is the place to snorkel, swim, suntan, or just read a book in the shade. You can rent a pontoon boat or a banana boat for some sea fun.
Whatever you choose to do, use car rental Israel service so you can get to see everything worthwhile in Eilat.
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Planning a trip? Go Backpacking recommends:
- G Adventures for small group tours.
- World Nomads for travel insurance.
- Hostelworld for booking hostels.
- Rail Europe for train passes.
Monday 17th of September 2018
Awesome list! Do you have any recommendations for establishments?