Raise your hand if the announcement, “Mommy, I’m bored!” makes you cringe. Yeah, we’re waving our hands, too. That’s why we prepare fun lists of things to do on Chol Hamoed for guests at our Pesach hotels in Israel. Here we share some of them with you:
Rosh Hanikrah and the Arch Cave - Rosh Hanikra is located on the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, on the Lebanese border. Descend the mountain in a cable car and walk through natural grottos while experiencing the sounds and sights of the waves crashing into the mountain. A short walk to the Arch Cave offers a stunning view of the Western Galilee and Mount Carmel.
Bees and Honey - Moshav Mishmeret in the tel Mond area offers guided tours of bee hives, an animal farm and orange picking
Winter Pond Park - The Winter Pond Park is made entirely of wood and includes entertainment and sports facilities for children.
Snir Water Hike and Shar Yashuv Memorial - Nachal Snir National Park is a short family hike through the Snir River, also known as the Hatsbani River, a tributary of the Jordan River. The walk takes you through the water, over stones and tree roots, past waterfalls and rushing water. From there you can visit the unique architectural experience of the Shar Yashuv memorial to the 73 fallen soldiers in the 1997 helicopter crash.
Tzfat Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah - Visit the mystical city of Tzfat, one of the four holy cities in Israel, and a spiritual center of the Jewish world. Explore the alleyways, synagogues, artists’ galleries and small guest houses. The Citadel park at the top of the city features ruins dating back to the time of the Crusaders and the Mameluks.
Jeeping in the Golan Heights - Get your engines going with an off-road exciting and fascinating jeep tour in the Golan Heights. Ride along dirt roads, see amazing views of the Golan Heights to the other side of the Kinneret and pass some historical and archeological sites.
Dona Gracia Museum in Tiberias - Step back in time to the Sixteenth Century and learn about this amazing Jewish woman and her history. The Dona Gracia Hotel and Living Museum tells the story of Portuguese-born Beatrice de Luna, the lady who made use of her fabulous wealth to rescue hundreds of Jewish refugees from the perils of the Spanish Inquisition. At the museum you can enjoy a guided tour of the exhibits and a chance to dress up in period costumes.
Kinneret Cruise - Spend a day on the lake with a refreshing cruise on the Kinneret. It offers wonderful views of the beautiful landscape and historic sites that surround the shore line. If you want to be adventurous, rent water sports equipment and have some fun with rafting, tubing, banana boats and jet skis.
Jerusalem Ropes Course - Enjoy a series of outdoor training activities that encourage bonding and teamwork. Activities include acrobatic rope walking, tree snappling (rappelling), rope ladder climbing, sky swing and omega ziplining. There are plenty of shaded areas for family members to sit and watch the activities, although most activities include all group members. Plan your day here.
Jerusalem Ice Festival - This year’s ice festival will end April 30, so make sure to go before it’s over. Activities include acrobatics and gymnastics on ice - a one hour show, huge slides, mazes, rainforests, snowstorms, bridges and more. Get tickets here.
The Israel Museum - Ranked among the world’s leading art and archeology museums, the Israel Museum houses encyclopedic collections of nearly 500,000 objects. The children’s wing is the most interactive section of the sprawling 20-acre museum, with special activities for kids during Pesach vacation. More info can be found here.
Still not sure what to do? Pile the family in a car and head to the beach. Wherever you are, you’re probably not too far away for a day trip, so give the kids a chance to dig their toes in the sand and frolick in the water. What better way to enjoy the land we left Egypt for?
Plan your Pesach in Israel at one of our luxurious Pesach hotels and let us do all the work. See it all at www.koshertravelers.com.
What are YOUR Chol Hamoed suggestions for Pesach?