Jerusalem Travel Guide

See Travel Channel's picks for things to do and where to eat in Jerusalem.


Activities
Razzouk Tattoo
The Razzouk family introduced tattooing to Palestine centuries ago. The art has been in the family for 700 years, dating back to great-grandfather Razzouk’s emigration from Egypt to Jerusalem. Choose from a wide variety of designs, including religious symbols, or bring your own design. Note: Razzouk Tattoo is inside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City.
sign for razzouk tattoo in jerusalem
Photo by Razzouk Tattoo
  • 80 Christian Quarter St
  • Jerusalem, Israel

Razzouk Tattoo

The Razzouk family introduced tattooing to Palestine centuries ago. The art has been in the family for 700 years, dating back to great-grandfather Razzouk’s emigration from Egypt to Jerusalem. Choose from a wide variety of designs, including religious symbols, or bring your own design. Note: Razzouk Tattoo is inside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City.
80 Christian Quarter St Jerusalem, Israel
Munther's Bookshop
Located across from the American Colony Hotel's main entrance, this store offers a wide selection of books on topics such as the region’s history, politics, religions and cultures. Palestinian owner Munther Fahmi, who is beloved in the city, is extremely knowledgeable on all of them.
Munther Fahmi setting up shop at the American Colony in Jerusalem
PalFest via Flickr Creative Commons, cropped and color-corrected.
  • 1 Louis Vincent St
  • Jerusalem, 97200 Israel

Munther's Bookshop

Located across from the American Colony Hotel's main entrance, this store offers a wide selection of books on topics such as the region’s history, politics, religions and cultures. Palestinian owner Munther Fahmi, who is beloved in the city, is extremely knowledgeable on all of them.
1 Louis Vincent St Jerusalem, Israel
Tanya Winery
Tanya Winery, which is family-owned and operated, was established in 2001 by Yoram Cohen. It was named after Yoram’s daughter and is located in Ofra, in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem.

Tanya Winery

Tanya Winery, which is family-owned and operated, was established in 2001 by Yoram Cohen. It was named after Yoram’s daughter and is located in Ofra, in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem.
Ofra, Israel

Hotels
The American Colony Hotel
Owned by Americans, Brits and Swedes, this hotel draws customers from across Jerusalem’s mixed society. It's a neutral spot where Jews and Arabs can come together, as well as a favorite of foreign journalists, diplomats and United Nations officers.
  • 1 Louis Vincent St
  • Jerusalem, 97200 Israel

The American Colony Hotel

Owned by Americans, Brits and Swedes, this hotel draws customers from across Jerusalem’s mixed society. It's a neutral spot where Jews and Arabs can come together, as well as a favorite of foreign journalists, diplomats and United Nations officers.
1 Louis Vincent St Jerusalem, Israel

Restaurants & Bars
Pinati
Pinati is said to make the best Israeli hummus. Chickpeas are the main ingredient, but it’s the type of chickpeas and the amounts of tahini, garlic and other ingredients that make all the difference.
Pinati hummus in Jerusalem
Photo by By Utilisateur:Djampa - User:Djampa (Own work) [GFDL , CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons
  • 13 King George St
  • Jerusalem, Israel

Pinati

Pinati is said to make the best Israeli hummus. Chickpeas are the main ingredient, but it’s the type of chickpeas and the amounts of tahini, garlic and other ingredients that make all the difference.
13 King George St Jerusalem, Israel
Ekermawi
After tasting Israeli hummus, travel across town to try the best Palestinian version.
spicy chipotle hummus on table
Photo by Phoebe_Lapine / RooM / Getty Images
  • Damascus Gate
  • Jerusalem, Israel

Ekermawi

After tasting Israeli hummus, travel across town to try the best Palestinian version.
Damascus Gate Jerusalem, Israel
Rooftop Outdoor Lounge & Restaurant
The Rooftop's spectacular view of Jerusalem leaves nothing to be desired.
Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem
Photo by Amit Geron
  • 11 King Solomon St
  • Jerusalem, Israel

Rooftop Outdoor Lounge & Restaurant

The Rooftop's spectacular view of Jerusalem leaves nothing to be desired.
11 King Solomon St Jerusalem, Israel

Transportation
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
Ben Gurion Airport — which is also referred to by its Hebrew acronym, Natbag — is Israel's main international airport, accepting arrivals from London; Rome; Istanbul; Paris; Frankfurt, Germany; and many other main hubs.
ben gurion airport, israwl, terminal three
Photo by Barry Winiker / Photolibrary / Getty Images

Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport

Ben Gurion Airport — which is also referred to by its Hebrew acronym, Natbag — is Israel's main international airport, accepting arrivals from London; Rome; Istanbul; Paris; Frankfurt, Germany; and many other main hubs.
Lod 70100 , Israel

The Hot List

Explore America’s most stunning scenery.
Join the conversation on Social Media!
Stay updated on the latest travel tips and trends.
Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.