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Things to do in Jerusalem

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Jerusalem. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Jerusalem attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Jerusalem to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Jerusalem.

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  • Agnon House

    The residence of the late Nobel Prize-winning writer Shmuel Yosef Agnon in Talpiot. More
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque

  • Babar

    Two Georgian brothers have opened a sparkling boutique, Babar, that carries cheese from all over the world as well as wines and olive oils from Isr... More
  • Church of the Redeemer

    An 1898 Lutheran church around the corner from the better-known Church of the Holy Sepulcher. While the latter is dark and mysterious, the Redeemer... More
  • Chutzot Hayotzer

  • Dome of the Rock

  • Israel Museum

    The museum's buildings cover 540,000 square feet and which is the country's largest cultural institution. More
  • Mahane Yehuda

    Jerusalem’s labyrinthine open-air market, Mahane Yehuda—also referred to as the “shuk”—is located between Jaffa Road and Agrippas Street. It is the... More
  • Smadar Theater

    This art-house cinema on leafy Lloyd George Street has drawn the artisterati for more than 80 years. As the first movie theater in Jerusalem to r... More
  • Sofia

  • The Archaeological Seminars

    At the National Park of Beit Guvrin, Archaeological Seminars runs three-hour “Dig for a Day” programs, where dabbling archaeologists (or participan... More
  • Western Wall

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