Whether you are looking for the perfect spot to pop the question or you just want to spend some quality time with a loved one, Israel is not short of romantic getaway destinations. Israel is blessed with amazing landscapes, gorgeous weather, and wonderful beaches. Here are five of the most romantic places in Israel where you can woo your lover.
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is one of Israel’s top attractions. As the lowest point on land below sea level anywhere in the world, the Dead Sea is unique. Its hypersaline waters let you float with zero effort, no matter how heavy and rotund you are. It’s an amazing place that attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. Some come to float in the dense water; others are keen to try the health-giving properties of the famous Dead Sea mud. If you want to learn more about the Dead Sea, visit the deadsea.com.
Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage site of great historical importance. Set high on a plateau overlooking the Dead Sea and Judean Hills, Masada is a must-visit site if you have a passion for history. During the day, the site is packed full of visitors exploring the ancient ruins and finding out more about the bloody three-year siege of Masada before it was sacked by the Roman army’s 10th Legion. But if romance is more your thing, trek with your loved one up to the plateau before dawn and watch the sun rise over the horizon. It is very romantic and the ideal place to pop the question.
Wohl Rose Garden in Jerusalem
Red roses have long been a symbol of true love, but not everyone knows that Israel is a major producer of fresh flowers, especially roses. Come to the Wohl Garden in Jerusalem and take a stroll through the rose gardens. There are more than 15,000 rose bushes growing in the gardens. The scent of the roses is so divine that you may have to sit down for a moment on one of the secluded benches and whisper sweet nothings into your loved one’s ears.
Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem
Jerusalem’s Old City is very romantic and a lovely place to take an evening stroll, hand in hand with your loved one. While you are there, walk up to the Tower of David Museum and watch the sun drop down over the horizon from the walls of the Citadel. Once it grows dark, you can enjoy the sound and light show which takes places every night. The ancient stone ramparts are the perfect spot for a romantic embrace.
Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev Desert
Deserts are not always romantic, but star-gazing from a blanket in the Mitzpe Crater is more romantic than you might expect. If you don’t know your Orion’s Belt from your Canis Major, Ira Machefsky, the local star man is on hand to give you a guided tour of the major constellations. His wonderful star tours are a popular activity on Mitzpe Ramon. Just bear in mind that you might have to do a lot of cuddling to keep warm out there!
Lastly, if you are looking for a romantic beach destination, check out Beit Yannai.