10 Best Things To Do In Zichron Ya'akov, Israel

Things to do in Zichron Yaakov

Also called “Jacob’s Memorial” and part of the Haifa District, Zichron Ya'akov is located at the southern end of the Carmel mountain range overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, near the coastal highway. It is very famous for parks so you may want to visit here and spend a little time unwinding and refreshing.

1. Ramat HaNadiv

A great eco-friendly and well kept park and botanical garden. You will surely love the fact that they are self-sustainable. There is a play park for children to run around in and burn-off some steam. There is a great area for a family picnic on site. However, the highlight is the magnificent view of the botanical gardens. You can walk here for a couple of hours without being bored. In addition to this, Ramat HaNadiv is a beautiful and wonderful large park with many species of flowers to commemorate Edmond de Rothschild. You can avail free access, plenty of parking, and a variety of hiking trails that also start here!

Ramat HaNadiv

Address: Zikhron Ya'akov, Israel

Website: Ramat HaNadiv

2. Horshan Mountain Reserve

Horshan Mountain Reserve

Posted by Michael Lin on Saturday, 26 March 2016

Amongst the variety of the finest bike trails, Horshan Mountain Reserve is highly recommended. Aside from the fact that it is beautiful and quiet, if you want to be more adventurous and have fun, you may do whatever you want here! Just ride a bike or hike and have some fun!

Horshan Mountain Reserve

Address: Zikhron Ya'akov, Israel

3. Somek Estate Winery

Somek Estate Winery

Posted by Susan Johnson Endres on Saturday, 4 August 2012

Somek Estate Winery is a very interesting place to visit, aside from the fact that they serve extremely fabulous wine! People are very nice and kind. If it is your first time and you want to try some wine or even if you are an experienced sampler, I’m sure you will like it here! It’s also very affordable and will suit your budget.

Somek Estate Winery

Address: Herzl St 16, Zichron Ya'akov, Israel

Website: Somek Estate Winery

4. Dor Habonim Beach Nature Reserve

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Posted by Brazilian Backpack on Saturday, 9 July 2016

Want to have a vacation and spend your holidays on a white sand beach? Fantasize no more! I am introducing to you the Dor Habonim Beach Nature Preserve! I believe that this is the place that you have been dreaming of! If you have plans of staying for a night or for a few days and nights, you can feel free to camp overnight at the central beach where washrooms, a covered picnic area, and a commercial soft drink stand are available. However, if you are a loud music lover, I regret to inform you that there is no loud music permitted in this place. If you are also bringing your car with you, parking is nearby. In this place, I guarantee you satisfaction, not just with the beach itself but also with the best views and hiking tracks you will ever see, and an ultimately brilliant place for both unwinding and working out!

Dor Habonim Beach Nature Reserve

Address: Zichron Ya'akov, Israel

Website: Dor Habonim Beach Nature Reserve

5. Yama Wine Spa

Posted by ‎יוניס פיגרדו אמנית Eunice Figueiredo Artist‎ on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Yama Wine Spa: a magical place in Israel wrapped in love! The atmosphere, the sensations, the relaxing sights and scenery are amazing for the body and soul. Each individual employee has a specific specialization. Anyone who visits Yama Wine Spa will be delighted and really enjoy their time here.

Yama Wine Spa

Address: Ha-Hagana St 21, Zihron Ya'akov, Israel

Website: Yama Wine Spa

6. The Cocoa Pod

Posted by ‎The Cocoa Pod - תרמיל הקקאו‎ on Thursday, 18 June 2015

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Posted by ‎The Cocoa Pod - תרמיל הקקאו‎ on Thursday, 21 May 2015

Posted by ‎The Cocoa Pod - תרמיל הקקאו‎ on Monday, 8 June 2015

The Cocoa Pod is pleasant to the eyes with the most wonderful view. With their best selling, unique and special home made chocolates, macarons and bake goods, a big variety of coffee beans and specialty drinks such as hot chocolate (made with real chocolate), every person will get quality service by the company’s owner and employees. The staff is always willing to take some time to explain how their unique chocolates are made. The Cocoa Pod is a great place to sit, enjoy and relax in a quiet area in the center of Zichron. If you are looking for a place that is peaceful and quiet, I recommend coming here, especially if you want delicious delicacies.

The Cocoa Pod

Address: HaMeyasedim 48, Zichron Ya'akov 30900, Israel

Facebook: The Cocoa Pod

7. Sababike

De retour de 2 jours de ride autour d'Aoste avec Aosta Valley Freeride... tuerie! Back from a killer couple of days riding around Aosta... sick!

Posted by RideAbility on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Sababike is a wonderful mountain biking area near the village Yokne'am, about 30 minutes away from Haifa. They provide a bike, backpack with a large water bottle, helmet and snacks. The ride there is very nice, and you’ll be accompanied by a companion. You’ll learn many things including new skills. The area offers mountain biking at multiple levels.


Address: Zichron Ya'akov 30900, Israel

Website: Sababike

8. Giv'at HaRakafot

This is a nice little hill; in spring time there are lots of flowers and tons of people who come to see them. Come at early spring to see the abundance of flowers. The druze lady at the shack nearby cooks great oriental food. Unfortunately many people trample the flowers into a field of wheat in spite of the signs by playing ball, so be respectful of the floral show during your visit.

Giv'at HaRakafot

Address: Zichron Ya'akov, Israel

9. The Maish Cave

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A very amazing spot in nature. You may also get the chance to go to the bat-like cave here. It has very easy access, though you may need to have a special suit when entering the cave for safety purposes. Overall, it’s a unique experience!

The Maish Cave

Address: Zichron Ya'akov, Israel

Website: The Maish Cave

10. The Lange Mansion

This is a lovely historical place. Though the house is still not entirely renovated, it is still wonderful. You will definitely want to visit if you’re a lover of architecture and history!

Zichron, here we go!

Are you packing now? Hurry and plan your visit to the places aforementioned and savor each moment in the great eco-friendly and well kept park and botanical garden, caves, places of interest, and hiking routes. So many things to do, so many places to see, so much food to eat! So, what are you waiting for? Come now!

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