Don’t let the stormy season hold you back from enjoying Israel. These rainy day activities will have you wishing for wet weather. When the wet season storms into town, there’s nothing like curling up in a cozy café or catching an international film at the Cinematheque to hit that sweet spot. Just because the masses aren’t at the beaches in Tel Aviv or floating in the Dead Sea, doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of indoor things to do in Israel, and some are even free. Don’t let the wet weather rain on your parade. Embrace the opportunity to try something new with our extensive list of rainy day activities.
An awesome place that is literally “out of this world”, the Eretz Israel Museum is more than a series of exhibits exploring the history and culture of Israel. Inside the multidisciplinary museum sits a magical place that is out of this world.” At the Planetarium you can sneak a peek at the stars the same way that Galileo did through his telescope. Watch a riveting presentation about the mysterious galaxies that exist all the while spinning in revolving seats or learn about Israel’s first ever astronaut, Ilan Ramon, and view real time pictures of outer space provided by NASA. The Planetarium is a great place to bring your children and also expand your adult minds to the boundless worlds of science. English presentations are available by reservation.
You look outside only to find yet another gloomy, dreary and rainy day that makes you want to bundle up in blankets and never leave bed. But sometimes, this grim weather calls for a pick-me-up. Why not hideout inside a cozy cafe? Thankfully, no matter where you may be in Israel, you can always find a charming and tranquil atmosphere that will make you feel like you’re at home. Curl up on one of their armchairs with a classic and a foamy cappuccino, or get some work done while the rain patters on the window panes.
Looking for something fun and challenging? The Bloc Climbing Center is the perfect spot for indoor climbing and bouldering in Jerusalem! The Bloc team believes that recreational climbing should be accessible to everyone, young and old. The gym features 300 square feet of climbing walls, with tracks changing weekly in order to keep each visit exciting and challenging. Thick mattresses placed under the walls keep climbers safe, allowing them to develop their skills. Grab a coffee and relax while the kids climb at The Bloc’s small café. Suitable for ages three and up.
While Tel Aviv’s nightlife guarantees a good party and Jerusalem has its fair share of fun bars, sometimes, we could all use a break from your routine nightlife scene.That’s where escape rooms come in. The escape room fad in Israel is growing in popularity as families, friends and coworkers are taking their stab at cracking the code on difficult scenarios and working together to escape themed rooms within the allotted time frame. From scary murder-themed rooms to family-friendly chocolate factories, these ten escape rooms offer fun options for every escapee.
It may be cliché, but it is cliché for a reason. Visiting a museum while it is raining outside is absolute serenity! Designed by American architect Preston Scott Cohen, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s fascinating architecture alone will keep you wandering for hours. The museum is made up of various departments such as the Department of Israeli Art and the Department of Prints and Drawings. In addition to its extensive program of permanent and changing exhibitions, the museum offers a vibrant selection of programs and activities for adults, youth and children: concerts, classes, lectures, guided tours, workshops, and more.
Check out their website and see what new interesting exhibit is going on!
On the outskirts of the Machne Yehuda Shuk is one of the premium ice cream parlors, Mousseline. What makes them premium is their use of the fresh ingredients from the market and the way they combine flavors. Like saffron ice cream, or mocha and plum or even basil ice cream. It’s a culinary tour that’ll melt on your taste buds! And if you have never had ice cream in the rain now’s your chance.
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