What Are The Top Things To Do in Jerusalem?

 If you’re tired of looking up “Things to do in Jerusalem” and only finding shuk Machane Yehuda, the Kotel, and Ben Yehuda street, you’re in the right place. There is so much to do in the unique city of Jerusalem and Masa can help you get started! Below are ten exciting activities that will make you feel like a local and see the city in a different light. Ready? Check out our hidden gems of top things to do in Jerusalem!

10 Things To Do in Jerusalem

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Comedy Shows at Jerusalem Comedy Cave/Basarabia 

Within the cozy cavern of the Besarabia Pub, the Jerusalem Comedy Cave is a new open mic designed for any and all English-speaking comics in search of a stage to whet their jokes on. If you’d rather sit back and enjoy the comedy, you’re welcome to join the audience for a night filled with laughter and entertainment. Offered every other Tuesday night, the Jerusalem Comedy Cave is a must!

Pottery Making at Kad Vachomer 

Come paint a unique pottery piece at the Kad VChomer Ceramic Studio located at the prime location of Emek Refaim Street. This is a great activity, suitable for a fun day out, quality time with friends, and a little creativity. Choose from a wide range of unpainted pottery, and paint it to your heart’s desire. You can also grab something to eat afterwards at one of the numerous nearby restaurants!

Workout classes at the Tachana Rishona 

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If you’re looking for a fun workout in Jerusalem, the Tachana Rishona offers numerous exercise classes mostly free of charge with impressive certified instructors. Whether it’s Pilates, yoga, or even Zumba, you are guaranteed to break a sweat and have a great time! Check out their website to learn how to register. 

Yellow Submarine live music venue 

The Yellow Submarine live music venue promotes grassroots talent plus offers recording studio & rehearsal rooms. Whether you want to record your own music or get something to drink while dancing and listening to new up and coming Israeli artists, you will have an exciting and memorable experience at the Yellow Submarine. 

Midnight Bike tour of Jerusalem 

Cycle through the streets and alleyways of old and new Jerusalem, during the quiet hours of the night and see the beautiful views of the holy city as you ride through its quarters. You will be led on this extraordinary 3-hour tour by an experienced tour guide where you will see Jerusalem from a totally different perspective. If you enjoy biking and exploring, do not miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!

ATV tour 

ExtremeJerusalem offers an unforgettable ATV experience through the breathtaking Beit Zayit mountains and forest. Enjoy a day of fun, laughter, and adventure on a trip that combines beautiful landscapes in Jerusalem with a ride through the mud and water for those interested in the full experience! 

Biblical Zoo

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The Biblical Zoo has been a staple attraction in Jerusalem since 1940. The zoo boasts everything from lemurs to elephants to giraffes. In early years, the zoo made an effort to focus on animals mentioned in the bibles, but in recent years, it has branched out and included many more exciting animals. The zoo is particularly exciting because of its immersive exhibits where you can feed the birds, hang out with the kangaroos, and learn about different biomes! With the impressive model of Noa’s Ark and its wide range of species, many say it is the best Zoo they’ve ever been to!

Ein Karem mountain 

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About 20 minutes away from the center of Jerusalem, Ein Karem is a remote, garden-rich southwestern village with ancient religious history, unique art and music, and trendy restaurants and bars. The entire village is filled with creative art galleries but you should make sure to see the Chagall stained glass windows in its synagogue. For music, be sure to check out the Eden-Tamir Music Center for concerts, piano recitals, and more! Ein Karem is also filled with some of the top restaurants in the country including Sweet Ein Karem, a world-renowned belgian chocolate and italian gelato cafe.  Additionally, the village is the home of Mary’s Well and five grand churches and monasteries.

Beit Hansen 

The Hansen house, formerly used as a leprosy treatment center, is now an interdisciplinary cultural center. There are permanent and changing exhibitions displaying the story of the Hansen House and its prior tenants. You can also explore the unique art exhibits and grab a bite to eat at the cafe. For dessert, turn the corner and eat a crepe from the delicious crepe truck. If you’re in need of some relaxation, feel free to read a book in the beautiful gardens or even on top of the lookout tour. 

Wine and Cheese Night at the Montefiore Windmill 

The Montefiore Windmill located in the historic neighborhood of Mishkenot Sha’ananim offers an unforgettable experiential wine workshop every Tuesday night. You’ll learn about the differences between all types of wines while enjoying an assortment of cheese, dips, and fresh bread. If you want to taste fine wines while learning about the unique history of wine in Israel and the process of its creation, the Montefiore Windmill wine tasting is a perfect outing for you!

Ready For Something New To Do in Jerusalem?

These underrated attractions located all around Jerusalem offer something for everyone! Whether you’re driving through the mountains on an ATV, going to an art exhibit, or listening to new musicians, we hope you feel like you’ve explored Jerusalem to its fullest. When you post about all your new adventures, make sure to tag @masaisrael!



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