Things to Do in Jerusalem with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Jerusalem, Israel

Things to Do in Jerusalem with Kids

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  • Watchful26
    Carlsbad, CA100 contributions
    It would be easy to spend several days touring the Old City of Jerusalem while in Israel. We visited the Western Wall, the Western Wall Tunnels and the holiest sites in Judiasm, Islam and Christianity. And then we started exploring the 4 quarters of the City. It's definitely a multi-day itinerary filled with history, archaeology, culture, food, shopping and so much more.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Watchful26
    Carlsbad, CA100 contributions
    We decided to visit the Israel Museum on the Saturday that we were in Jerusalem. We thought we might spend 1.5-2 hours at the museum, and we would plan the rest of the day on the fly. We walked out of the museum 5 hours later - 15 minutes before the museum closed for the day. What a place - its a must see!
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Karen W
    Long Island, NY12 contributions
    I find this site to be most interesting on Friday night when it is visited by many culturally different Jewish people. It may be most crowded at that time. It is important to be respectful at that time. Sleeveless tops should not be worn at any time should you want to approach the wall, although shawls are usually provided. You will have to go through security to get to this area.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Tom W
    Basye, VA240 contributions
    The Mount of Olives. It conjures up pictures in our hearts and minds of Jesus praying and the disciples sleeping on that fateful Thursday. The Mount offers a view of the Old City that orients you to what you will see there.

    As you look at the graves of Christians, Muslims, and Jews you are reminded what an international and interreligious city Jerusalem is.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Karen W
    Long Island, NY12 contributions
    I liked Mahane Yehuda more than some of the other markets in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It was wider so much easier to walk through and a little less chaotic. I did not view it as a tourist trap. Yes, it was a good place for tourists but it was also a good place for Israelis to shop for food and household needs. It was also near Jaffa St and Ben Yehuda which are also good shopping areas. I actually was unable to find some of the touristy souvenir items I was looking for. I wanted to purchase some spices and found that even when you say a specific amount, you will be given far more than you want. Be ready to bargain and tell the vendor that you don't want so much. You will not be insulting them because this is how they do business.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Kenneth C
    Reedley, California, Usa255 contributions
    So which one? This garden tomb or the tomb at the HOLYEST of HOLY. Conflicted my mind a bit but both need to be seen.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • Denny B
    Fort Wayne, IN1,379 contributions
    The peacefulness of olive trees which have existed for hundreds of years. Yet, so significant when considering the historical steps of our Lord Jesus Christ. A must visit.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Lisa-Rene S
    Redondo Beach, CA17 contributions
    A must see to understand the history and meaning of Jerusalem. Gives you an understanding of King David and biblical Jerusalem.
    Written 15 March 2022
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  • DayTrip295119
    4 contributions
    Popped in here to see the light show on Saturday to find out the museum was free that day until 16:30. It is basically open ruins of king herod’s Jerusalem palace and great views of the city, though some of the stairs were challenging for my 70 yr old mom. It was an unexpected pleasure to meander through the ruins with very few people there!

    Skip the light show- it’s uninformative, and mildly artistic I guess, but not worth it in my opinion.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Theoax
    Tel Aviv, Israel215 contributions
    This is a pretty good zoo. There are several well-built habitats, including for orangutans, chimpanzees, otters, prairie dogs and wolves. Lots of birds, many very colorful. An Australian section, a South American section, a section with many types of deer plus giraffes.
    And the walk through is very pleasant; in my opinion more pleasant than the Jerusalem Botanical Garden.
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Kenneth C
    Reedley, California, Usa255 contributions
    The site where JUSUS prayed. What a feeling you can feel ( at least we could) to walk where JESUS walked.
    Written 16 March 2022
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  • Karen W
    Long Island, NY12 contributions
    Unlike the Arab quarter, there isn't as much shopping but it can be just as confusing to walk around. Although, there are some shops this is more residential than the Arab or Armenian quarters. There are some very interesting old market streets that have been uncovered and on display here.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Kim G
    Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
    Located in the Muslim Quarter of Old Jerusalem, near the confluence of the Lion's Gate, the start of the Via Dolorosa and across from the rear exit of Temple Mount, sits the lovely Romanesque Church of St. Anne. This beautiful French, Roman Catholic Church built by The Crusaders in 1138, replaced an earlier Byzantine church above the Pools of Bethesda. Built in tribute to St. Anne, mother to the Virgin Mary, a simple shrine commemorating the birth of Mary at this location lays in the cave/crypt below the church, which is said to be the original home to Mary and her parents, Anne & Joachim. With soaring, vaulted ceilings the Church is light and airy, and possesses exceptional acoustics. We had the pleasure of entering while a Christian group was singing "How Great Thou Art", which absolutely moved me to tears. Gardens surrounding the church are tree-shaded, lovely and serene. The healing waters of the Pools of Bethesda and where Jesus Christ healed the paralytic man, are adjacent to the Church of Saint Anne, where the original Byzantine Church was located earlier. This is the oldest remaining Crusader Church in Jerusalem, with an interesting history surrounding it. This felt like a highly sacred area, where we witnessed many groups singing, praying and conducting Bible worship. My adult son and I were deeply, spiritually moved throughout the Church and its grounds.
    Written 23 November 2020
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  • PROS
    • Walking path to Jaffa Gate of Old City
    • Upscale shopping mall
    • Brightly lit and shiny and shimmering
    • Mingle with Jewish and Arab Israelis
    • See how Jews and Arabs can coexist
    • See how the upper class locals shop
    • See street musicians and entertainers
    • Large number of quality restaurants
    • Upscale exclusive (chain) retail stores
    • Two large underground parking garages

    CONS
    • It’s a shopping mall
    • No intrinsic tourist interest or experience

    MY EXPERIENCE
    “I visited this place” when going to the Old City Western Wall. I have eaten at a number of the places here.

    TIP
    This place has the largest density of quality restaurants in the city- take advantage of that and have a meal while you are there.
    Written 24 March 2022
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  • Karen W
    Long Island, NY12 contributions
    You can buy all types of things. This is not necessarily just for tourism because many of the stores offer home goods.
    Written 21 May 2022
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