Overview Jerusalem

Visiting Jerusalem

Perched on a plateau in the Judean Mountains, Jerusalem boasts a wildly diverse population of close to one million Jews, Muslims and Christians, thousands of sacred sites and some of the best dining, hotels and nightlife in the region. You’d be hard pressed to find a place as chock-full of history as the Old City of Jerusalem, where religious sites like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock draw tens of thousands of believers. Locals and tourists alike visit the Western Wall, better known as the Wailing Wall, where they tuck their prayers into its cracks and hope for an answer. The Israel Museum houses a fine collection of art, and the complete collection of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. One of Jerusalem’s biggest draws is the Dead Sea. The... Read More Perched on a plateau in the Judean Mountains, Jerusalem boasts a wildly diverse population of close to one million Jews, Muslims and Christians, thousands of sacred sites and some of the best dining, hotels and nightlife in the region. You’d be hard pressed to find a place as chock-full of history as the Old City of Jerusalem, where religious sites like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock draw tens of thousands of believers. Locals and tourists alike visit the Western Wall, better known as the Wailing Wall, where they tuck their prayers into its cracks and hope for an answer. The Israel Museum houses a fine collection of art, and the complete collection of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. One of Jerusalem’s biggest draws is the Dead Sea. The lowest point on earth, this lake contains the second saltiest water in the world – so salty that it sustains no life, though you’ll float with ease. So once you’ve booked your flight and picked a hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who’ve tucked their own prayers into the Wailing Wall.    Close

Stories and Tips Jerusalem

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Feeling the touch of God's hand in Israel...

Written by Whirlwind on 28 Sep, 2000

Yardenit... Having left the Syrian border shortly after breakfast, our mini-bus was heading down along the eastern shore of the Sea of Gallilee on territory once part and parcel of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Wild flowers sprinkled color sparingly across craggy hillsides. Thinly…Read More


stuff we did, stuff we didn't

Written by daisy on 06 Jun, 2000

Since we stayed with friends in Jerusalem, we didn't really get to see what the hotels are like there. Our friends did point out, however, that the Hilton is the best hotel in the city. We got a real taste of what it's like…Read More


What's that Siren?

Written by dangaroo on 08 Jan, 2009

Jerusalem is a super religious city and the most important to Christians & Jews and also important to Arabs. It's a hilly place that is usually a bit chillier than the coastal destinations, in fact it rained quite a lot when I was there and…Read More


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An Israeli Safari

Written by saberzaitoun on 13 Mar, 2006

My first shock upon crossing the border into Palestine is the brand new concrete bridge under which actually flowed not a drop of water. In my childhood, we crossed many times over a tattered old wooden bridge, which was actually built over a deep, gushing…Read More


An invisible occupation pt. 2

Written by saberzaitoun on 13 Mar, 2006

Talking about the wall, I was at first excited when I heard in the USA that the Israeli High Court issued a decision to halt construction. "At least there’s some justice" I naively thought. Upon seeing things with my own eyes, however, I learned the…Read More


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Holy sites in Israel...

Written by Whirlwind on 05 Oct, 2000

One thing about the Jerusalem of the Apostles' time--it's 60 feet or more under what's there now. With looming Crusaders' cathedrals marking such holy sites as those of Jesus Crucifixion and the stations-of-the-cross, one finds the stone ruins of the original Apostles' era only…Read More


Previous Trips and a Note on Security

Written by SamanthaS on 10 Jan, 2007

Since I have been here several times before, I have basically hit all of the very touristy places such as, the Old City in Jerusalem, Eilat, Tel-Aviv, the Dead Sea, Masada, Haifa, and many, many other tourist destinations. In this trip I hope to visit…Read More


Worth the Trip

Written by goodwillambassador on 28 Dec, 2006

January in Israel is very quiet. When I went to the Old City of Jerusalem on a Monday morning, I was greeted by at least five anxious tour guides. I had already decided what I wanted to see and did not want a guide, but…Read More


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The Best Sweets I Have Ever Had!

Written by dontmess26 on 15 Jul, 2006

My uncle took me to this factory where they made sweets, like cookies, but they were the best I have ever had! I am not really sure how to explain it, but all of them had different nuts inside. Basically cookies with nuts inside them!…Read More


Jerulsalem - Walking on Antiquity

Written by lavictoria on 03 Jan, 2005

As my spouse and I walked around Jerusalem, he stared in disbelief at the name of the hotels and other sites: The King David Hotel and King Solomon Hotel are just two of the many historic names that you will see. He told…Read More


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