Shalom Life | July 17, 2014

The Ten Best National Parks in Israel

When it comes to green landscapes, bodies of water, and mountainous hills, the Holy Land is the ultimate destination

By: Caitlin Marceau

Published: July 11th, 2014 in News » Israel

The Ten Best National Parks in Israel

5.


Gan Hashlosha National Park (Sachne)

Why bother going to Tropical islands when the Gan Hashlosha National Park is right here in Israel? With beautifully warm waters all year long (roughly 28 degrees, Celsius), amazing waterfalls (see above) a hospitality room, and a museum of archaeology on the grounds, this is a great stop for anyone visiting Israel. A place to relax, learn, and soak up the beauty found in nature all around you.

4.


Caesarea

The ruins of an ancient city, the Caesarea National Park is a great place to explore during a trip to Israel. Like Masada, this city was founded by Herod the Great. It was a hub of activity and life during the Roman Empire but has since been in the center of conflict and war. Ruins steeped in history, this park is a must see and is conveniently located between Tel Aviv and Haifa.

3.


Yarkon Park

Located in Tel Aviv, Yarkon Park (Park HaYarkon) has a bit of everything. It’s equipped with massive lawns, botanical gardens, sports areas, concert venues, and even a water park. It even has one of the largest rock gardens in the world, not to mention a gorgeous lake shaded by a Tropical garden. With so much to see and do, it’s a perfect vacation destination.

2.


Masada

An ancient and impressive fortress located in the Southern District of Israel, this was once the home of a great battle against the Romans. Almost 1,000 Jewish people hid in these walls as the Romans invaded. Rather than surrendering, the battle ended in, tragically, with a mass suicide. Today, the fortress known as Masada National Park, a spot rich in history and personal strength. Overlooking the dead sea and a mountain range, it’s one of the most spectacular views you will have the chance of witnessing.

1.


Ein Gedi National Park

At first glance the Ein Gedi National Park looks like some hidden sanctuary from the scene of a movie. Beautiful flowing water that tumbles down a rock wall into a pool of water by a beach, rare species of wildlife, all kind of vegetation… It’s practically paradise. A sanctuary to an array of animals and plant life, it's a destination for both tourists and local residents alike, and conveniently close to the Dead Sea. The only problem with going there is you may never want to leave.

Jewish And Muslim Communities Break Fast Together Trending 8th-Grade Students Deny the Holocaust Trending Israeli Gives Hamas A Grammar Lesson Trending
 

Israel Loses to Australia in Lacrosse QuarterFinals

July 17, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Israel Loses to Australia in Lacrosse QuarterFinals

After demolishing Germany 15-1 in the FIL World Championship tournament, the Israelis couldn't hold on, losing 9-8 to 3rd seeded Australia

Read More

Radiation Therapy Is About to get Much Kinder

July 17, 2014 | By Abigail Klein Leichman
Radiation Therapy Is About to get Much Kinder

MercyBeam, a unique X-ray condensing system from Israel, is on the path to market as leading hospitals are eager to use it for cancer patients of all ages

Read More

Startup Club: Bizzabo

July 17, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau

The Tel Aviv-based startup offers an ideal, interacctive platform for B2B networking

Read More

Toronto Jewry Rallies for the People of Israel

July 17, 2014 | By Dan Horowitz
Toronto Jewry Rallies for the People of Israel

1,500 members of Jewish Toronto made their way to Beth Tzedec to show their support for the people of Israel

Read More

Americans Rank Jews Higher than Any Other Religious Group

July 17, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Americans Rank Jews Higher than Any Other Religious Group

A new Pew survey shows that Americans are more are considerably fonder of Jews, Catholics and Christians

Read More

IDF Soldier Illegally Hosts an AMA on Reddit

July 17, 2014 | By Daniel Koren

If caught, the unknown 21-year-old Israeli faces jail time

Read More

The Top Ten Israeli Innovations that Allow the Blind to 'See'

July 17, 2014 | By Shiri Wasserman, NoCamels

We look at those Israel-based companies whose vision is brightening the lives of those who cannot see

Read More

Israel Moves To World Lacrosse Championships

July 16, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Israel Moves To World Lacrosse Championships

Israel, in a stunning 15-1 over Germany, has advanced to the FIL World Lacrosse Championship quarterfinals

Read More

More Headlines