Staying in only one place will only ever furnish you with a narrow glimpse into the broader rhythms and life-ways of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to delve into Western Province's range of sights and attractions. Arafat, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east, and Muzdalifah, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the east of Taif are good spots to check out if you have the time.
While you are on holiday in Taif, why don't you see Mecca. Approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the west, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you can find Masjid al-Haram, Jannat Al Moaalah Graveyard and Jabal Al Noor. Kaaba, Mount Arafat and Abraj Al Bait Towers are some other visitor attractions worth visiting for those who have more time on their hands.
Spend a day in the fresh air and sunshine and discover Western Province's popular open-air exhibits and open-air museums. Fuel your mind by spending a few hours at Western Province's history museums.
The wider region offers some great options for those with a love of watersports. Scuba diving and swimming are just two of the popular water-based activities here.
When booking your vacation to Taif, it's good to remember that the handiest major airport, King Abdulaziz International Airport, is located in in Jeddah, 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the west.