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Low Season in Jerusalem - Winter Time
What to Do When There's "Nothing" To Do
In Jerusalem, there is actually never a day when there's nothing to do. Even during low seasons there are plenty of things to do in Jerusalem which will keep you enlightened, enticed and entertained.
February/March is a particular period of "downtime" in Jerusalem. It's the period between Hanukah/Christmas and Passover/Easter when there are no major holidays, save for Purim. Plus, since it's often cold and/or rainy, you'll likely plan for indoors. So, here are some fab suggestions for how to spend your time - no matter what the Jerusalem weather - when you feel like there might not be much going on. And when you're in Jerusalem during low season, you benefit from shorter lines and fewer crowds.
Here we highlight museums, music, and physical fitness (yes, we count "spas" as fitness). All of these options are fun things to do in Jerusalem, no matter what the season, no matter the Jerusalem weather.
Over Sixty Museums in Jerusalem
Are you surprised to know there are over sixty museums in Jerusalem? Art, history , archeology, science & nature, and interests for children are all covered by museums in Jerusalem. Explore the world-renowned Israel Museum (you could spend weeks there), or any of the lesser-known museums such as the Natural History Museum (great with kids) or the Museum of Musical Instruments at the Rubin Academy of Music & Dance (a best kept secret). Whatever your interest, there's likely a Jerusalem museum to satisfy it.
Your Jerusalem Muse: From Symphony Orchestra to Jazz Bars
From well known performances to smaller venues, you'll have your pick of music in Jerusalem. The leading Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra boasts players who have immigrated from all over the world and perform regularly. For a more intimate outing, you can venture over to the quaint & biblically historical Ein Karem for the sounds of piano at the Eden Tamir Music Center . A variety of local cafes host musical performances as well, such as the center city Avram Bar, famous for its Friday afternoon renditions as well as midweek gigs.
Feeling Great: Savvy Spas & Swimming Pools in Jerusalem
You might not have expected to see swimming pools and spas in the same list as museums and music venues. But hey – it's a great way to spend your mini vacation, especially during low season when you're more likely to have the pool lane to yourself and the spa treatment that much easier to schedule. You can revive yourself with exercise and relaxation (in your order of preference) by jumping into one of several swimming pools in Jerusalem, or going for one of a myriad number of treatments at a Jerusalem spa. Both options are often found together at hotels in Jerusalem such as the Inbal or Mount Zion Hotel. For swimming pools, you can pay for a daily pass, or get a membership for longer stays. So treat yourself inside and out during your stay in Jerusalem.
All in all, be it educational, entertaining, or physically exuberant, you'll never be lacking for what to do in Jerusalem, even during low season.