Do visit the Mount Arafat while you are in Arafat.
When you feel the need to spread your wings beyond Arafat, you'll find that the surrounding area is home to a number of cities, attractions and landscapes just waiting to be experienced. Taif, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west, and Jeddah, 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the east of Arafat are also worth checking out.
Mecca, is another good spot to visit. It is around 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Arafat and offers a diverse range of things to see and do, including Masjid al-Haram, Abraj Al Bait Towers and Jannat Al Moaalah Graveyard. Mecca has lots to offer visitors keen to linger. Jabal Al Noor, Kaaba and Mount Arafat are just a sample of the other interesting points of interest worth a visit.
One of the best ways to truly appreciate a place is by exploring its past. Take a trip to the fortresses while you are here. For a budget-friendly, outdoor experience that the whole family will enjoy, be sure to check out the region's open-air museums and open-air exhibits.
Unwind the way the locals do in this area. Try beach combing and sunbathing.
Even the best vacation can't go on forever, so when it's time go home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Jeddah, 60 miles (97 kilometers) away.