Jerusalem

Travel Guide
Mount of Olives showing a city, landscape views and a sunset
One of the world’s most important pilgrimage sites has special meaning for Muslims, Jews and Christians, with numerous well-known religious locations.

Travel to Jerusalem to view religious sites that have existed for millennia and experience modern uniquely Middle Eastern customs and events. The city has charming neighborhoods, shopping, arts and entertainment in addition to famous historic and religious locations.

The first stops in Jerusalem are usually in the Old City, with its numerous structures of religious significance. Head to Temple Mount, one of the world’s holiest places for Muslims, to find the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Dome of the Rock is a holy shrine for both Islamic and Judaic faiths. Nearby, see the Western Wall, which draws millions of pilgrims of Jewish and other faiths for profound prayer. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has important meaning for Christians as the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

After viewing the holy sites, wander through the bazaars and see beautiful tapestries, jewelry and other gift items. Just beyond the Old City, Jerusalem’s modern development becomes evident, with shopping centers and cultural sites. Mamilla Mall offers upscale shopping in a modern open-air complex incorporating historic buildings in its architecture. The City Center’s famous shopping spots include the Machane Yehuda Market and Yafo Street.

Jerusalem’s southern neighborhoods are particularly popular with families. Visit the Biblical Zoo, Gazelle Valley Park, Teddy Stadium for athletic events and Jerusalem Pais Arena for sports and music concerts. On the western side, hike in the Jerusalem Hills. Stop at the Museum District to tour the Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum and Science Museum.

Dine on varied fare at Jerusalem’s restaurants, including kosher, seafood, Middle Eastern, Italian, Latin American and many other cuisines. Nightlife choices might surprise you. Mingle with locals and international visitors enjoying live music, bars, dance clubs and even escape room adventures.

Fly to Ben Gurion Airport, about a 45-minute drive northwest of Jerusalem. While you can get around on your own easily in the Old City, consider guided tours to get a full appreciation of the region’s historic and cultural significance.

Where to stay in Jerusalem

YMCA Three Arches Hotel
YMCA Three Arches Hotel
3.5 out of 5
26 King David Street, Jerusalem
The price is $185 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 9
Stay at this 3.5-star historic hotel in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (453 reviews)
"It was a unique clean property, great staff."

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Herbert Samuel Jerusalem
Herbert Samuel Jerusalem
5 out of 5
Shamai 25, Jerusalem
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $285 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (529 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay. Room was clean and comfortable. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Extensive breakfast buffet centered around Israeli cuisine. Hotel location is excellent with two exceptions -- no parking and taxis cannot get closer than one block to the entrance because of traffic ..."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Mamilla Hotel
Mamilla Hotel
5 out of 5
11 King Solomon St., Jerusalem, 94182
The price is $489 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (612 reviews)
"The Mamilla is still a top Jerusalem hotel. The service has improved over the years; the rooms remain impeccably clean. The food is fantastic and you can't beat the location. Only complaint is that I remain skeptical about the VIP upgrade possibility (have never gotten one), and while the rooms are ..."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aju Hillel 14
Aju Hillel 14
14 Hillel St, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, 9458114
Stay at this apartment in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Ben Yehuda Street and Zion Square are located ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (10 reviews)
Great value
"Yes, the apartment is small but the building is clean, safe and the rooms are well equipped. The management went above and beyond to help me retrieve lost airport luggage and to resolve other issues as well. The building's location is excellent, right next door to a supermarket, near restaurants, ..."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Hillel 11 Hotel
Hillel 11 Hotel
Hillel 11, Jerusalem, 9458111
Stay at this family-friendly aparthotel in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (519 reviews)
Great location and friendly members!
"Very close to old town and new town. Maybe 10 mins walk. It says “kitchenette” but there isn’t anything we can cook…. Fridge is so small too. But anything else was good, receptionists are friendly. Thank you."

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

The Market Courtyard - Jerusalem Suites
The Market Courtyard - Jerusalem Suites
Hacarmel 30, Jerusalem, 94309
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a computer station. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (159 reviews)
Excellent Stay!
"Wonderful location and value!"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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