Haifa (Wikipedia) is the third largest city in Israel. Haifa’s most famous tourist attraction is the Bahai Gardens, but there are others as well. On this page, you will find a list of attractions I visited with links to relevant posts.

Map Of Haifa

Let’s start with attractions map:

Bahai Gardens

Bahai Gardens is probably the most popular attraction in Haifa. There are three main entrances: German Colony, Main Entrance or the Bahai Shrine and Yafe Nof Balcony that is located at Louis Promenade. At the Bahai Gardens post, you can see my visits to all three entrances and to the nearby Sculptures Garden.

How long is Ben Gurion street, the street that leads to Bahai Gardens? What is Hyperlapse? Answers to both these questions you can find at Hyperlapse of Bahai Gardens.


  • Hai Bar Carmel is located on top of Carmel mountain inside Carmel nature reserve. The entry to the reserve is next to Haifa University.
    According to Israel Nature and Parks Authority it as the place to see eagles and deer. Is it?
  • Haifa Educational Zoo is located on the slopes of Mount Carmel. This is a medium size zoo and you can find there all standard animals, like lions, tigers, monkeys… But, since the zoo is on the slope of Carmel mountain, there are no big animals like elephants, giraffes, and hippos.


Other Attractions

Exhibitions And Concerts

  • How do half a million flowers look like? Check out Flower exhibition for the answer.
  • Why not go to a concert in the city? Join us for Al Bano.
  • The Holiday Of Holidays is an annual festival that takes place in Haifa. It is celebrated for three weekends in December. And the purpose of this festival is to show the character of Haifa, a city with a mixed population, different faiths, and promote coexistence and tolerance among them. The name of the festival expresses the intention to mark the religious holidays that apply in December, which are: Hanukkah, Christmas and the month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.


What Are The Best Attractions For Kids In Haifa?

Here are a few ideas for activities with children in Haifa:

  • Madatech, Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space – I visited it several times over the years, and my daughter loved it. Most of the activities are dedicated to kids.
  • The Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum (not to be mixed with the nearby maritime museum) is an excellent attraction for kids where you can walk within a real submarine and other vessels.
  • Haifa Educational Zoo is also a good option. Though it is not a big zoo, you can usually find cheap tickets online.
  • Touring the Bahai Gardens is suitable for all ages.
  • Occasionally, Tikotin Museum Of Japanese Art offers workshops for children. Check them out.
  • Haifa is located on the seashore and has a lovely strip of beaches. And since Israel is not cold, you can swim almost all year round.
  • If you want to go out for a hike, there are plenty of routes in the Carmel Mountains. Here is a simple and nice trail if you want to go Hiking the Carmel Mountains.
  • And lastly, you can go to the Railway Museum.

What Are The Best Attractions For Kids Near Haifa?

So far we went through attractions that are within the city. Within a short drive (less than one hour) you can also visit:


Cityscape from viewpoint in Haifa

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