Just a one-hour drive from Tel Aviv, the Lower Galilee area of Israel seems worlds away from the bustle of the city. The flattest area of Galilee, Lower Galilee, includes an amazing number of outdoor and leisure activities. Gan Hashiosha is located in Lower Galilee and was selected as a favorite destination by TIME Magazine This national park includes a warm river to enjoy, as well as a heritage museum and a small selection of historical dig sites. There is a natural jacuzzi hidden behind a waterfall in the park that is very popular during the summer months.
Mount Tabor, located in the middle of the flat plain, stands out in the landscape. You can fly and drive to the Belvoir State Park, home of the ruins of the Belvoir crusader fortress. Nazareth, an obviously important city in Christianity, has seen recent improvements and is becoming more and more popular to visitors.
Kibbutzim North of Israel are abundant. These unique types of hotels in Israel offer a one of a kind environment special to Israel. Kibbutz hotels include the Degania Bet, which offers family style units, the Ashdot Ya’akov Ichud, which offers all aspects of farm life, and the Sha’ar HaGolan, which is a short drive from many of the above listed attractions.