Haifa's influx of young people for work and study puts everything at your doorstep—cafés, shopping, pubs, and of course, a fascinating history. Shipping warehouses have been transformed into high-end eateries, and you can enjoy a developing nightlife in areas like Masada Street. With a reputation as Israel's most tolerant city, Haifa is filled with a blend of ethnicities, religions, and cultures. Walking along the streets, you'll hear a mix of languages as newcomers and longtime residents mingle. Coastal living promotes a mellow environment and provides a range of outdoor activities. For a relaxing escape on weekends, hit the white sandy beaches along the azure coast.
Where is Haifa
What to do in Haifa
- Dado Beach: Surf the waves, sunbathe, or stroll down the boardwalk at this popular beach.
- MadaTech Museum: Go ultramodern as you explore the human yo-yo, the magic room's common tricks in science, and an interactive theater with built-in seat ticklers.
- Carmel Mountain National Park: Explore archaeological sites, forest trails for hiking and biking, and the 3,000-year-old cave of the biblical prophet Elijah.
- Masada Street: Soak up the artsy atmosphere, shop in vintage stores, and grab a bite to eat at a café-bar combo.
- Bahai Hanging Gardens: Snap a share-worthy photo in front of the spectacular terraces and gold-domed shrine dedicated to the Persian Bahai Faith.