Months Visited: December
Our family is active, and we enjoy hiking and seeing the best that nature has to offer. We are willing to go out of our comfort zone if necessary to explore out of the way cultures and places, and we believe educational stops are important for the whole family. We also like to include fun activities and exciting stops that the kids will like a lot, and sometimes we just want to relax and enjoy comfort and luxury. Most days are full of things for us to see and do but sometimes we have a more laid back attitude and like to take things easy for a little while. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 3 children-Boy age 17 years, Boy age 12 years, Boy age 10 years.
Description: The beaches of Eilat are world renowned, and they are typically situated along the Red Sea. These beaches offer plenty for visitors to do and enjoy, from laying in the warm sand people watching to enjoying a number of water activities. Eilat has a reputation as a resort city and people come from around the world to come here and spend time on one of the local beaches. With 360 days of gorgeous weather every year it is rare to visit the beach in Eilat and not have a great day, with beautiful weather and warm waters to play in.
Our Experiences: We spent several hours on a local beach in Eilat, and this was a terrific stop that everyone loved. We rode a jet ski, took a ride on a banana boat, and enjoyed boogie boarding in the water while we were here. We also had an exciting ride in a motorboat, and we spent a little while enjoying the beach. This is a stop that is recommended by the kids and adults in our family, and there is plenty for everyone to do and enjoy.
Description: The Negev Desert covers around half of all the land in Israel, and it has a fascinating history for the Jewish people and those who are interested in history and biblical stories. Since the earliest days of man there have been people who resided in this desert terrain, and it is starting to become a top tourist attraction in Israel. A tour of the Negev Desert can be made on foot, on bike, by jeep, or with other all terrain vehicles. Visitors here will find archaeological sites, incredible natural beauty, historical spots, and even springs and pools of water in the desert setting.
Our Experiences: We took a jeep tour of the Negev Desert and it was a thrilling experience for the whole family. We saw many interesting sights along the tour, and the kids really enjoyed the bouncing around that they experienced in the jeep. Some of the historical spots that we saw or stopped at were more interesting for the adults, but we all had a lot of fun on this tour and we would do it again.
Description: Israel offers a number of shopping malls and complexes where residents and visitors both can shop for everything from the basics to high end luxury goods. The malls range from small enclosed facilities to open air malls with large crowds of people. The shopping that can be found in Eilat, Israel can be fantastic, and there are many stores and small shops to browse through.
Our Experiences: In the afternoon we decided to shop at the mall located at the end of the boardwalk, and everyone looked at all of the items for sale in the stores that we found here. Souvenirs were easy to find, and there were many places where we window shopped. The kids were excited to go in the shops and we did make a few purchases. This was a nice way to end our day and it was relaxing to just wander around and go shopping.