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What to Do in Jerusalem: Must See Attractions

Jerusalem Attractions

People around the world know Jerusalem as the Holy City because it has some of the oldest and most religious sites in the world. Even if the idea of visiting mosques and other religious sites doesn't interest you, you can easily find other things to do in Jerusalem that will make you glad you chose this destination.

Look for Jerusalem tours taking you to some of the top holy sites. While some visitors grab a map and take a tour on their own, most of those travelers feel confused, and some even find they cannot locate the sites they want. By booking a tour, you can reach all of those sites and learn more from your local tour guide.

When looking at Jerusalem activities, consider stopping by the Israel Museum. Well-known throughout the world for its abundance of artifacts, this museum will introduce you to the history of the region and the controversy surrounding the area. You can also visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, which many call one of the best memorials of its type in the world. Unlike other museums, which are only indoors, this museum has multiple areas where you can learn more about how the Holocaust affected Jewish people. Not only does it have an indoor museum, but it also has outdoor spaces and gardens.

As a tourist, you should also think about taking Jerusalem excursions and tours of the Old City of Jerusalem. This area marks the oldest part of the city, and while there aren't many attractions here, you can see the famous wall. Even if you decide to skip the wall tour, you can still view other historic spots. Other must see places include the Western Wall Tunnels and Hezekiah's Tunnels. These tunnels run underneath the city, giving you a look at how people once worshipped.

While you'll find hundreds of things to do and attractions in Jerusalem, make sure you visit the Wailing Wall before you leave. Hundreds of local worshipers come here every day to pray, and you can say your own prayers, too. When visiting the House of the Holiness, use Expedia to help you plan your visit.

Things to Do in Jerusalem with Kids

There are loads of awesome experiences in Jerusalem that the entire gang will love. Here are a few of the top family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Jerusalem

A break in Jerusalem doesn't have to break the bank. You can leave your wallet behind if you go to:

Bloomfield Science Museum - Packed with intriguing objects and exhibits, this place is heaven for knowledge-hungry minds.

9/11 Living Memorial Plaza - Architecture enthusiast or not, you're certain to be impressed by this landmark's modern design.

Supreme Court of Israel - Soak up some of the unique history of the region through this site.

Zion Square - This is a vibrant location where you can soak up the vibe and experience local life.

Machane Yehuda Market - If you're eager to check out a few of the more important or interesting places in the community, this is a great place to start.

Ades Synagogue - Connect with your spiritual side or simply take in the peaceful ambiance at this place of worship.

Mount of Olives - Get ready for vistas that'll leave you amazed at this natural wonder.

Wohl Rose Park - If you love working in your garden, this place will delight your inner green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Jerusalem

Jerusalem City Centre

Unique features of Jerusalem City Centre include the historic sites and museums. Make a stop by Ben Yehuda Street or Jerusalem Great Synagogue while you're exploring the area.

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Old City

Winding streets, important religious structures and ancient architecture all help to make Jerusalem’s Old City one of the most interesting destinations in Israel.

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Mamilla

If you're spending some time in Mamilla, Jerusalem Theater and L.A. Meyer Institute for Islamic Art are top sights worth seeing.

Nachlaot

While visiting Nachlaot, you might make a stop by sights like Machane Yehuda Market and Ben Yehuda Street.

Downtown Triangle

Historic sites, shopping, and bars highlight some of the notable features of Downtown Triangle. Make a stop by Ben Yehuda Street while you're exploring.

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Katamon

While Katamon isn't home to many top sights, Israel Museum and Western Wall are some notable places to visit nearby.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Jerusalem on a sunny day?

What to do in Jerusalem on a rainy day?

There's no need to splish, splosh and splash your way through a damp day when there are loads of fantastic indoor activities like these to enjoy:

What is Jerusalem famous for?

Get set for loads of sightseeing, because these well-known attractions are waiting to be explored:

  • Western Wall
  • Dome of the Rock
  • Temple Mount

What should I not miss in Jerusalem?

If you'd like to discover the best of this place, pencil these attractions into your schedule:

  • Al-Aqsa Mosque
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Israel Museum
  • Garden Tomb

Are there cheap things to do in Jerusalem?

There are lots of tours and activities here that are just the ticket if you're watching your pennies:

What can you do in Jerusalem for free?

You could even leave your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these terrific attractions won't cost you a thing:

  • Garden Tomb
  • Yad Vashem
  • Rockefeller Museum
  • Jaffa Gate