Lebanon, a small nation in the Middle East, may be known more for its prior wars, Hezbollah, or the current refugee crisis with Syria. However, what most don’t know about Lebanon is how many amazing things there are to do. Beirut is a major financial hub and one of the liveliest cities in the Mediterranean. Lebanon has historical sights, scenic mountains, waterfalls, wineries, food, and of course the Beirut nightlife. Here are our favorites.
Top Things to do
Watch sunset at the Raouche Rocks in Beirut.
Eat traditional Lebanese food.
Wander around some of the oldest ruins at Byblos.
Climb to the top and take in views from our Lady of Lebanon.
Drive to countryside churches in Qadisha Valley.
Walk through some of the few remaining cedars groves.
Check out the stunning Baatara Falls.
Take a boat ride through the Jeita Grotto.
See sea castles in Saida.
Walk into a traditional khan.
Drink wine in the Bekaa Valley.
See some if the best Roman ruins in the world at Baalbek.
Go to the beach in Tyre.
Lebanon has a lot of things to do. In such a small country, it is easy for all of these activities to be day trips from Beirut. Stay for one week and explore the best of the coast, countryside, mountains, food and nightlife.
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