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The Best Indoor Activities for When it’s Hot in Israel

Icon July 16, 2019
Icon By Shai Navon
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Israel is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer. The sun is shining, it’s hot outside and the beach is calling. But when you’ve had enough of the sand, sea and sun, and are looking to cool off in a dry and interactive environment, these are some of the best indoor activities the Holy Land has to offer. So, pack a light day bag and get ready to …

Visit a Museum

Israel Museum

The people of Israel are known as the “Nation of the Book:” well-read and well-documented. This is exemplified by the sheer volume of museums scattered across the country, many of which offer attractive rates and special programs and exhibits during the summer. So, take your pick from the variety of air-conditioned, cool options. From the world-famous Israel Museum and the interactive Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem, to a wacky Tel Aviv museum dedicated to tractors and agriculture. There are so many museums in Israel – you may have a hard time picking just one!

Tour a factory

Golan Winery

Want to learn how things are made, and maybe even try making something yourself? Many factories across the country host factory tours with interactive workshops for the young, and the young at heart. Feel like a kid in a candy store as you tour Tel Aviv-based, family-owned candy confections company Tomocandy, learn to make exquisite chocolates at the northern De Karina factory, or enjoy a more grown-up creative experience at any one of the country’s many wineries or boutique breweries. The Golan Heights Winery tour is a particular fan favorite.

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Get your iJump on

The Best Indoor Activities for When it’s Hot in Israel

With several branches across the country, iJump and its competitors will provide you with an exciting indoor option, when you find yourself looking for a cool, indoor oasis. Head on over to this indoor trampoline complex and get ready to bounce, climb and jump! You can easily spend hours at this cool indoor activity center. And if you’re visiting Israel with kids, iJump is ideal for helping them get their wiggles out in a safe and controlled environment, so jet lag isn’t an issue come bedtime.

Try busting out of an escape room

If you’re looking for an thrilling indoor adventure, an escape room is right up your alley. Take your pick of several themed escape rooms located throughout the country, from those that put an interactive spin on Israel’s history and culture, such as City Quest in Haifa, to hilarious escape rooms that will undoubtedly unleash your playful side – Tel Aviv’s Grand Kalibach Hotel, Rishon Letzion’s Wedding Escape Room and more. You’ll have just one hour and a set of exciting clues to help you bust out – and snap the social media-worthy pic to prove it!

Go ice skating

Ice Skating Ring

Israel may have a warm climate, but during the summer, ice skating is a cool and popular activity. From the Canada Center up north in Metulla, to Ice Space in Eilat, the new Ice Peak rink in Holon, or the rink at the Luna Park in Tel Aviv, Ice skating is a popular, chilled option for a great romantic indoor activity for two, as well as a fun way to pass the time as a family. And don’t worry – Israelis don’t have their own skates either, so all of these places offer gear rentals. All you need to bring is some good old ruach (“spirit” in Hebrew)!

So, which indoor activity will lure you away from Israel’s beaches and the hot summer sun?


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