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Israel By Night – The Top Places To Visit After Dusk

Icon October 18, 2018
Icon By Shai Navon
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Want to make the most out of your next trip to Israel? Don’t let nightfall fool you – Israel’s nightlife is as active and as vibrant as ever. From eats to beats and everything in between, when the sun sets, the scene is set – and your tour gets a little darker, and a whole lot more exciting.

Here are some of the top places and attractions to visit in Israel after dark.

Kay Observatory

See the stars like never before at the Kay Observatory. Israel’s largest facility that is open to the public, Kay is located on the grounds of Hadera’s Technoda Interactive Science museum and is home to a computerized telescope with a 16-inch lens. Book an English-speaking guide for your group of 15 or more and prepare to be “star-struck” by the sheer celestial beauty you are bound to witness through clear colored lenses.

Night tasting tours

Israel By Night

The only thing better than experiencing Israel with your very own eyes is experiencing it through all five senses! Book a night tasting tour and take in the scents, colors, textures, sounds and tastes of the Holy Land. From fresh marketplace produce to ethnic dishes and sweet treats, your stomach will be rumbling for more as you are guided through all of the delicious dishes that Israel is known for. For more information, visit tastejerusalem.com.

Dialogue in the Dark/Na Lagaat

Step onto the darkness and into the shoes of those living with sight impairments at these two attractions: The Dialogue in the Dark exhibition at Holon’s Children’s Museum and the Na Lagaat (Please Touch) restaurant in Jaffa. Both are run exclusively in the darkness and by blind or seeing impaired staff members, offering a new perspective on being otherwise-abled in a sight-dominant world. Both activities can take place in the daytime, but their dark atmosphere wins them a spot in this post!

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Nightlife tours/pub crawls

Israel By Night

Curious about Israel’s hopping night scene? Check out one of Israel’s many nightclubs, pubs and bars. Sip a custom-crafted cocktail, nurse a beer (Goldstar and Maccabi are local brands and are recommended!) or muster up the courage to belt your favorite karaoke tune. The night is young, and the music is catchy. For a great night on the town, check out Mike’s Place, an American-style sports bar chain with live shows, weekly open mic nights and no cover!

Nighttime desert tours

Israel By Night

For a spectacular night, lit up solely by the stars above, head to the Negev for a nighttime desert tour. Surrounded by sand and natural wildlife, you’ll feel awake and invigorated, whilst city life slumbers unaware. You may even be lucky enough to catch sight of an owl, a desert fox or a hare, safely from within your 4×4 vehicle. Zoom across the dunes, sing show tunes just for fun and nosh on tasty treats around an open fire before the sun comes up. Now that’s the desert life!

Tower of David Night Spectacular

Israel By Night

Get to know Israel by night – through a marvelous sound and light show, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. With 20 projectors, 10 video players, 14 computers, 14 speakers and advanced technology, the Night Spectacular at the Tower of David Museum tells the story of how David went from shepherd to king, set amid archaeological excavations. Prepare to be amazed by the integration of ancient and innovative, but also prepare to be dressed well – the citadel can get cold on winter nights.

Even if you’re not a night owl, you’re going to love Israel after dusk. Get ready for an unforgettable night!

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