August 1, 2014     5 Av 5774
Places To Visit In Israel  Museums, theaters, festivals, beaches, hiking, parks, biking, markets
  City: Haifa  

Region: Haifa Area
  
Location: Haifa is about 90 kilometers (55.9 mi) north of the city of Tel Aviv

Driving Directions to Haifa: From the south, route 2 is the coastal road which links Haifa with Tel Aviv.
     
Cities/Town Close By:  AkkoCaesarea, HaderaKarmiel, Nahariya, Nazareth, Nazareth Illit, Migdal HaEmek, Rosh Hanikra, Safed, Tiberias, Yoqne'am, Zichron Yaakov 

Population: approx. 265,000
 
Landscape:
 Mediteranian coastal plain and Mount Carmel.
 
Modern Day: 
Haifa is the largest city in Northern Israel built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, and the third-largest city in Israel.  Haifi offers cultural diversity home to a mixed population of Jews and Arabs. 
 
Today, the city is a major seaport located on Israel's Mediterranean coastline in the Bay of Haifa and is the major regional center of northern Israel. Two respected academic institutions, the University of Haifa and the Technion, are located in Haifa, and the city plays an important role in Israel's economy. It has several high-tech parks, among them the oldest and largest in the countryan industrial port, and a petroleum refinery. 

The Port of Haifa is the leader in passenger traffic among Israeli ports, and is also a major cargo harbor.  

Haifa has many malls and shopping centers, among them Hutsot Hamifratz, Horev Center Mall, Panorama Center, Castra Center, Colony Center (Lev HaMoshava), Hanevi'im Tower Mall, Kanyon Haifa, Lev Hamifratz Mall and Grand Kanyon.

History:  Haifa has been conquered and ruled by the Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottomans, Egyptians, and the British.
 
Near by Parks/Forests: Carmel Park, Hecht Park, Louis Promenade, Bat Galim Promenade, Gan HaEm (Mother's Park), Haifa Bay area and Bahá'í Gardens, Sculptures Garden, Farm/Ranch Mishamar ha - Carmel

Caves: Elijah’s Cave

Beaches: Kiryat Haim Beach, Surfers’ Beach, Carmel Beach, Dado Zamir Beach, Shikmona, Hof Hashaket (the serene beach)

Shopping Malls: Lev Hamifratz Mall, Grand Canyon Mall, Sagol (Rambam) Shopping Center, Castra Center, Haifa Mall, Chorev Center Mall, Panorama Center Mall, Haifa City Center Mall
   
Museums: National Museum of Science and TechnologyThe Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum, Haifa’s Prehistoric Museum named after Shetkliz, Hecht Museum, The Mane Katz Museum, The Dagon Grain Museum, The Electricity Company Visitors Center, The Railway Museum, The Haifa Museum of Art, The National Maritime Museum, The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, The Marc Chagall Artists’ House in honor of Marc Chagall, Art & Craft Gift Shop and Gallery, The History of the City of Haifa Museum – ‘Beit-ha-am’ (People’s House)O*GE Interactive Gallery, The Museum of Edible Oil Production in Israel, Museum of Dolls, Colosseum art gallery, Beit-Hagefen Art Gallery, Castra Cultural Centre-Art,  Recreation and Shopping Centre
      
Theaters/Perfomance Centers:
 The Haifa Symphony Orchestra, The Haifa Music Centre, The Congress Center, Haifa’s Municipal Theater, Haifa English Theatre, The Haifa Cinematheque, The Hecht House, The Rappaport Art and Culture Center, The Cultural and Social Center named after Abba Khoushy, The Krieger Centre for the Performing Arts, The Gaston Deferre French Cultural Center

Festivals: Haifa International Film Festival, Goldstar Music Festival, Festival of Festivals, Haifa Flute Festival

Attractions: Xpark – Challenge Compound, Haifa Educational ZooLunagrand, Skimulater
     
Things to Do:
Hiking, Biking, Beaches, The German Colony
     
Dining:
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Lodging: click here

City Website: click here

Haifa Tourists Board

City Map: click here

Links of Interest: Coming Soon (links to other websites)

Places of Interest: Coming Soon (Tels, Forests, Parks, etc.)

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