Sunday, June 25, 2017

My Calendar of Fun Things to Do this Summer in Jerusalem

This is my calendar of things I'm interested in doing in Jerusalem. I'm still adding to it. This week, I'm especially looking forward to the Jerusalem Lights Festival. I understand it's the highlight of the summer and not to be missed!

The Malcha Mall has a pretty good website. Unfortunately, it's all in Hebrew. That's something they need to work on fixing.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

i Travel Jerusalem

If you're looking more for things to do year-round in Jerusalem, iTravelJerusalem is a pretty good site:

It's less informative when it comes to festivals and special events. As I write this, the events on the homepage are listed in English in backward order--starting with the Maccabiah (July 4-18) on the left, followed by the Festival of Lights (June 28-July 6) in the middle, and ending with Design Week on the right (June 8-15). Weirdly, you have to click "see more Jerusalem events" to find the Book Fair, which most Israelis would consider more significant than Design Week.

But the site does contain several useful articles, including general overviews of the First Station, Mamilla Mall, Mahane Yehudah, and so on. To learn more about what's going on at each place on a particular day, you'll have to visit their own websites.

Go Jerusalem lets you look up things you can do in Jerusalem day-by-day at this link:

The focus is mostly on touristy activities, like the Time Elevator and tours of the tunnels under the Kotel, while ignoring things that should be more interesting to locals, like the Night Market and Book Week.

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