Summer in Israel

Top 5 Summer Vacation Activities in Israel

What will you do to make this summer in Israel the most memorable yet? Read about our favorite summertime activities to stay active and take advantage of the beautiful outdoors and warm peaceful nights.


There is something about the summer season that floods our minds with joyful childhood memories. Our hearts smile with anticipation of the sweet smells of sunscreen, visions of running around in the backyard sprinklers, plates of juicy watermelon, the sounds of waves crashing at our feet and the feeling of sand between our toes. With summertime fast approaching, our expectations for the long sun-filled days start to grow. What will you do this year to make this summer the most memorable yet? Whether you are traveling in Israel or a local, make sure to add these top five activities to your summer bucket list. 

Take a Day Trip

Summer is the best time to channel the early- riser inside of you, set out bright and early, and explore somewhere new. Israel, though small in size, is renowned for its many places to visit and things to do. Whether you enjoy historical sightseeing, hiking, waterfalls, natural springs, or museums, Israel has endless options for day destinations. Not in the mood to plan your own itinerary? Consider joining an arranged tour. There are so many places to visit. For those seeking a spiritual and cultural experience, Nazareth tours are a must. There you can explore the biblical city, and witness the harmony between the diverse communities that live there. More into food markets and beach views? Tel Aviv day tours may be the perfect choice for you!

Attend a Festival

Summertime in Israel means vibrant festivals and exciting events. From the well-known Tel Aviv Pride Parade, a colorful celebration of love and acceptance, to the enchanting Jerusalem Light Festival, where the city comes alive with mesmerizing lights, there’s something for everyone. If it’s music that you love, you’ll be sure to find your favorite artist performing or better yet discover a new musical genre.  Let the energy of Israel’s music festivals ignite your summer spirit, and dance the night away under the stars. 

Visit your Local Food Market

Indulge your taste buds at your local food market where you can try mouthwatering culinary delights. Each Israeli market has its own unique flavor that is sure not to disappoint. Bursting with flavors, colors, and aromas, these bustling bazaars are the perfect summertime activity for food enthusiasts and curious wanderers alike. Get lost strolling through the maze of stalls. From the mouthwatering hummus to the juicy pomegranates, these markets offer an explosion of flavor. Whether you’re searching for the freshest produce, traditional delicacies, or simply want to immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, food markets in Israel are a feast for all your senses. So grab a refreshing iced tea, feel the warm sun on your back, and let the flavors of the market transport you to a summer wonderland.

Go for a Bike Ride 

Hop on your bike and start cruising! Bike riding is the ultimate way to explore and enjoy the warm weather. Picture yourself riding along the breathtaking coastline, feeling the warm breeze against your face. Physical activity stimulates brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier, more relaxed and less anxious. An afternoon of bike riding will energize your body and your mind,  leaving you refreshed, and excited for the week ahead. 

Check out a New Beach

What says “summer” more than hours spent lying on a beach towel, novel in hand, and a cooler box  filled with your favorite summer snacks by your side. The gorgeous coastline along the Mediterranean Sea offers an assortment of beach vibes. Whether you’re looking to play beach volleyball, surf, snorkel or scuba dive, you’re guaranteed to find the beach of your dreams! Unwind on the golden sand, take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters, and enjoy the ultimate summer experience

Summer is a magical season in Israel filled with endless possibilities and adventures. There’s no shortage of fun and excitement. So grab your sunglasses, slather on some sunscreen, and get ready to create unforgettable memories.