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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Beautiful gardens of the Bahai people, which became a symbol of Haifa. from the top you can enjoy great view of the city and the port. There are free tours inside the gardens running everyday(except of Wedensday), several times a day, in Hebrew, English and Arabic. To enter the gardens it's required to wear clothes which cover your shoulders and knees. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Ben Gurion Blvd is one of the most beautiful places in Israel. you can enjoy a great selection of Cafes and restaurants. and enjoy a direct view to the Bahai Gerdens. The Recommended Cafe is Fattoush. a great place with a great atmosphere and a nice variety of local dishes. for a cheaper and more authentic option. nearby you can visit "Mama Pita". they serve a very tasty arabian style Pizza/Pita. when you are at Mama Pita make sure you try the chicken Pita and the Pizza Meshuperet.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Route
“The trendiest Street I Haifa. A place to get food vibes, good food and shop for essentials. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“here you can get a taste of the old arab architecture of Haifa. churches. markets. great food and wonderful falafel at "falafel hazkenim/Najla" make sure you taste it :) for local sweets make sure you visit Abd al-Hadi Sweets and try their Kanafeh. a traditional Middle Eastern dessert. It is Recommended to Visit Wadi Nisnas only during the day time. at night everything is closed and there's not much to do there. also, on Sunday. most places in Wadi Nisnas are closed. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art showcases an extensive variety of approximately 7,000 contemporary and traditional Japanese art, including paintings and prints, antique decorated books, room dividers, antique swards, and various art objects. The museum, which is nestled on the crest of Mount Carmel, is completely dedicated to Japanese culture and the collection, preservation, and exhibition of Japanese art, and is the only one of its kind in the Middle East. The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Arte was established in 1959. The museum exhibits traditional and contemporary art, and introduces us to Japanese art and culture. The museum We invite you to visit and meet Japan’s fascinating culture.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Route
“If you walk to the right of the "Aneviim" or "Masada" stations, you will arrive to Hertzel street, which is the main commercial street of Haifa, the city center. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Flea market - if you like to search unique authentic stuff this is the place for you”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Large and has a lot to offer. If you come with your kids and want to spend indoors. This will be a great place.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Historic Site
“the Caesarea Antiquities National Park presents a cultural continuity of 2,500 years of history, and therefore it is a site of national and international importance. The site preserves values of nature, landscape and historic legacy, and cultivates them for the coming generations. Caesarea moved back and forth between periods of affluence and prosperity, and destruction and ruin. The city’s remains give evidence of days of pomp and glory as well as periods of regression and decline. The city began life in the Persian period (4th century BCE), when a trading station was established on the Mediterranean sea shore, containing a protective fort. This town was part of the line of settlements established by people from Tyre and Sidon along the coastline, down to Egypt. The name of this small town was “Straton” (in Hebrew – Migdal Sharshon), after the name of the person who founded it – the King of Sidon. In the Roman period, Herod identified the potential of the place, and in 30 BCE he commenced building a port city there. He named it Caesarea, in honor of Augustus Caesar who gave the territory to Herod as a gift. Previous port cities at that time were established in the vicinity of natural bays, but Herod began building an artificial port, one of the largest in the Middle East, and the most sophisticated. The port contributed greatly to the general stability of the city. Caesarea reached the peak of its prosperity in the Roman-Byzantine period, and its remains from that period show a flourishing city, containing a system for the supply of flowing water, planned streets, cultural and municipal public buildings (from temples to theaters), and more. In the Roman period Caesarea was the capital of the Province of Judea, the place of residence of governors, and it also had a large Jewish community. In the Byzantine period the city became a large metropolis, and enjoyed an important status due to the Christian community living there.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Carmelite Order (Stella Maris) was established in the late 12th century when Crusader-era pilgrims, inspired by the prophet Elijah, opted for a hermitic life on the slopes of Mt Carmel. Today the order lives on around the world and in the 'Star of the Sea' monastery, whose current building was constructed in 1836 at the northern tip of Mt Carmel. The sea views are magnificent. The car ride up to the monastery is very nice too. From up there you can enjoy the view of both sides of Haifa, take a cable car down to the beach or hike down a very nice trail on the mountain side. If you are interested to enter the Monastery you should wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders; men should remove hats.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Steakhouse
$$$
“One of the top 3 restaurants in Haifa. A bit far out, but a great place to enjoy a meal! 50 min drive”
  • 19 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Haifa Museum of Art is nestled within a stone building for preservation. The museum showcases the works of Israeli and international artists and unfolds on the one hand the story of Israeli culture from the beginning of the 20th century, and on the other, the place of contemporary art in the age of globalization. Haifa Museum of Art, one of the three largest museums of art in Israel, sprawls over approximately 3,500 Sqm and resides in three floors. The museum is an institution and an attraction for artists and art theorists who explore the topics of the history of Israeli and international art, with emphasis on contemporary art. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Establishment
“Located in Haifa, MadaTech, Israel’s National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, is Israel’s largest science museum. Enjoy a family day out with the kids at MadaTech. There's lots to do and plenty of things to see and all in one place. lots to see: Planetarium (additional fee), The Toddlers' Center, Noble Energy Science Park, Twenty science exhibitions, Cinematrix: A multi-sensory 3D movie theater (additional fee)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Establishment
“Established in the 1960s by the Baron de Rothschild Family, the prestigious Caesarea Golf Club is the only international golf club in Israel. The Club offers golfers a wide range of facilities and resources, including a meticulously groomed golf course, a diverse course plan, spacious training ranges, a staff of skilled instructors, a golf academy and school for children, a pro shop with a wide selection of golf and sporting gear, and a gourmet restaurant.”
  • 9 locals recommend
University
“Furthermore being a famous all over the world technical university, Technion campus is also a very good park with fresh air for calm walks. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Zoo
“Besides the animals, the zoo' grounds contain a botanical garden, a library, the prehistoric museum and a biology institute. The zoo contains more than one hundred types of animals, some rare, reptiles, birds and mammals, amounting to a total some 350 creatures. Alongside traditional zoo animals such as tiger, bear, wolf, hyena, apes and grass eaters, viewers can also enjoy the impressive variety of native and international snakes and reptiles seen in an air conditioned reptile aquarium, which consists of display spaces designed to fit the animals' natural living habitat. One of the new attractions is a children's petting zoo. Its overall area is estimated at roughly 30 dunams. p: 04-8372390”
  • 4 locals recommend