If you are planning a trip to Israel, don’t forget to take a nice drive down to Eilat, the southernmost Israeli city. Surrounded by both sea and mountains, this resort town is a tourist destination, both for Israelis and for visitors from all over the world. Most of the hotels offer a sea- or marina-view, and the weather is swim-friendly nearly all year round. While you’re visiting Eilat, make sure you schedule these top attractions into your trip.
Underwater Marine Observatory
This aquarium and museum is a must-see on your trip to Eilat. With its video simulator to make you feel like you’re right in the action; glass-bottomed boat where you can observe fish and sea life in their natural habitat; and shark, turtle, and sting-ray tanks, you will never forget your visit to Eilat.
Slightly north of Eilat, this beautiful park in the desert is home to the world’s first copper mine. Take a breathtaking hike in its more than 15,000 acres of land. You can paddle-boat on the desert lake, and your kids can make sand art from the unique colors of sand found in the area.
Swim with the dolphins, or just watch them frolic in the water. The reef is home to many varieties of tropical fish and corals, as well. You can sign up for scuba diving or snorkeling to see them up close.
This unique landmark is the refreshing shock of cold in the heat of Eilat. Ice skate in the middle of the building, try your hand at VR (virtual reality), or simply walk around and shop in the two-story circular shopping mall.
Aside from snorkeling, Eilat is famous for its watersports: parasailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and water skiing. Try one or more of these activities in Eilat, where the weather is usually perfect for them. You can also rent a pontoon boat or a speedboat for your own personal “tour” of the sea.
For a truly memorable trip to Eilat, take a jeep safari out into the surrounding desert. You can even go on a night safari, and enjoy Bedouin hospitality, complete with fresh pitas, cookies, and tea. Whichever activities you decide to partake in, renting a car in israel is mandatory for getting around easily. Enjoy your trip to Israel and make Eilat a memorable and enjoyable destination.