What to do in Jerusalem

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Mount of Olives showing a city, landscape views and a sunset

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.

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What to do in Jerusalem

Free Things to Do in Jerusalem

Escaping to Jerusalem on a budget? The following can be experienced for nada.

Bloomfield Science Museum - Talk to the staff or curator and learn more about the interesting collections housed here.

9/11 Living Memorial Plaza - Architecture buffs will no doubt love admiring the impressive modern design of this landmark.

Supreme Court of Israel - Come to understand some of the intriguing history of the area through this attraction.

Zion Square - Spend a while in this vibrant spot and imagine what life would be like as a local resident.

Machane Yehuda Market - Spend some time here and find out the significance of this place to the locals.

Ades Synagogue - Get an insight into the local religion at this spiritual sanctuary.

Mount of Olives - You're sure to reconnect with Mother Nature at this picturesque place.

Wohl Rose Park - Arrange a picnic date and enjoy a stroll around the interesting plants.

Things to Do in Jerusalem with Kids

There are loads of unforgettable experiences in Jerusalem that the whole gang will love. Here are some of the best family friendly experiences around.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Jerusalem on a sunny day?
What is Jerusalem famous for?
Bring along your camera and enjoy taking in these remarkable attractions:

  • Western Wall
  • Temple Mount
  • Dome of the Rock

What should I not miss in Jerusalem?
Put these sights toward the top of your to-do list to get the most out of your visit:

  • Al-Aqsa Mosque
  • Israel Museum
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Yad Vashem

Are there cheap things to do in Jerusalem?
You’ll find tons of experiences here that are just the ticket if you’re traveling on a tight budget:

What can you do in Jerusalem for free?
Your vacation in Jerusalem needn’t break the bank with free attractions like these to enjoy:

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

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