8 Free Things To Do On Election Day
Updated: May 2
Election Day in Israel is a national holiday and everyone has the day off. Play it smart and make use of the new election regulations, free transportation, and vote early so you can use the rest of the day to explore Israel.
We have put together a list of FREE things you can do on your fourth election day. So play it smart and make use of these new election regulations by voting early and enjoy the rest of the day exploring Israel.
01 Kfar Kama
If you are looking for something a little different and want to learn about some of the small towns of Israel, Kfar Kama is the place. This small town in the Galilee is home exclusively to Circassians, a Muslim Sunni minority. They made this village their home in the late 1800s and are one of the two minority groups drafted into the IDF. Check out their quaint town and explore their history at the Circassian History Center in the village.
02 Gan HaGat (Wine Press Garden)
If you are near the Tel Aviv area, check out this hidden gem. Tucked between city buildings lies a public neighborhood garden that boasts a wine press from around 400 to 200 BC. To the left of the winepress is a hidden staircase passage leading to a fountain hidden in the rock. Bring a book and some snacks and spend a few hours in this quiet sanctuary.
03 Nebi Samwil
Discover the history of Israel with a trip to Nebi Samwil, a heritage site near Jerusalem. Explore the ruins that are revered by Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Pay a visit to the tomb of Samuel the Prophet while you are there.
04 Ramat Hanadiv: Memorial Gardens and Nature Park
Stop and smell the flowers and stay awhile at the Ramat HaNadiv Gardens in Zihron Yaakov. The gardens created in honor of the town's founder, Edmund de Rothschild, offer visitors a refreshing walk through a variety of trials. Don't forget to pay a visit to the philanthropist, Edmond de Rothschild and his wife Adelheid von Rothschild who were reburied in a crypt in the garden.
05 Methuselah: a 2,000-year-old Judean date palm
During the excavations of Masada, an intact jar of Judean date seeds was found. One of the seeds was successfully germinated and planted at Kibbutz Ketura in southern Israel. This extraordinary date palm may be the key to medicinal remedies lost to history. Come and witness the past literally brought back to life.
06 Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv
The Central Park of Israel. The green lung of Tel Aviv is equipped with bike paths, walking paths, botanical gardens, two mini zoos, and artificial lakes to start. It's the perfect place for a picnic with family and friends. Don't forget to bring your matkot!
07 Hike the North
Go for a hike in the north of Israel with views of the ocean and fascinating rock formations, you may also find a few hidden caves on your journey. Start at Kfar Hasidim following the Israel National Trail markers in white, orange, and blue stripes over the Carmel Mountain until reaching the village of Ein Hod.
08 Ein Hod Artist Village
If you chose the above hike you will end your trek at the village of Ein Hod. This beautiful village is home to only artists, of which many have turned their homes into galleries. Take a stroll along the streets littered with sculptures and then enjoy a nice cup of coffee at the various coffee shops in the village.