Today you can explore the Mediterranean Coast. Start out at Rosh Haniqra, where an exciting cable car ride takes you down to caves carved by the sea. Down the coast, you can stop at the Achziv beach, also known as “Banana Beach” (with an entrance fee and more services) or the more basic, but free, Betzet Beach. Acre
is another highlight further south. You can walk on the ancient
ramparts and through the market, and the kids will love the mystery of
the underground Crusader-era Knights Halls. At the old prison
the family can hear about the heroes of the underground that helped
bring the State of Israel into being. A shorter visit to Acre or
forgoing the swim will give you time for Beit She’arim and the burial caves of ancient Jewish leaders. An early dinner and walk down the restored main street of 19th-century Zichron Ya’akov is a great way to end the day.
Tips for family travel:
*Family planning conferences based on the Web and/or a good guidebook gives everyone a voice.
relaxed mealtimes, refer to your guidebooks or ask Israeli friends and
relatives for their favorite restaurant. One possibility is fast food at
an air-conditioned mall, a crowd-pleaser that’s also economical and
saves valuable touring time.
*Most hotels have supervised on-site children’s activities; and any but the most upscale restaurant will have a children’s menu.
*Israel’s English-language newspapers, Ha’aretz and The
Jerusalem Post, list activities for children in their weekend guides.