What to do in “Ashdod”, Israel
Ashdod is a major city and one of the largest in Israel. Ashdod is known as a port city and was mentioned as such in the Old Testament. Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, it has the largest port in Israel, offers well-kept beaches, a boardwalk with restaurants and cafes, a prestigious marina that attracts many tourists, water sports and activities, sailing, and many cultural events.
Events & Attractions:
Ashdod has many beaches, on “Keshatot” beach there are several popular restaurants.
Beyond the beaches, Ashdod offers various attractions such as the “Etgarim (Extreme Sports) Park,” museums, historical sites, and more. It is recommended to start your tour of Ashdod at “Givat Yona,” an archeological dig overlooking the entire city.
During your tour of Ashdod, look for the “Blue Route” signs that guide visitors to various interesting sites around the city.
The Ad Halom Park is located in the south-eastern part of the city. The Ad Halom Bridge, built during the Turkish rule, is the northernmost point reached by the Egyptian army during the War of Independence. There is a war memorial, and an observatory located there. In the north-west of the city, you can stroll along the beautiful “Nahal Lachish” boardwalk, which also has a zoo.
For art lovers, it is recommended to visit the art museum with the glass roof and the Corinne Mamane Museum, where the special interior design reflects the ancient history of the city of Ashdod, along with changing exhibits of Israeli artists.
During the visit to the city, you can also enjoy the nearby tourist sites of Ashdod, including the Beit Guvrin Nature Reserve, Britannia Park, Tel Lachish, Tel Tzafit and more.
Transportation in Ashdod is based on city and inter-city buses, taxis and private cars.
You can also reach the city by train.