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Lama Hajj 02 Jan 2019

52 Things To Do In Lebanon For 52 Weeks

Make 2019 count and enjoy the countless things to do in Lebanon!

1. Have a picture-perfect barbecue in Meghrak

You can opt to sleep there, enjoy a bonfire, explore the incredible site, and so much more!

2. Visit the scenic museum by the beach, Nabu

3. Explore the ancient city of Jbeil

We’ve got it all planned out for you here!

4. Have an amazing experience at Deir al Oumara

Spend a Sunday at the magnificent courtyard of Deir al Oumara, it housed poets and advisors of Emirs throughout the 1800s before being turned into a boarding school. Have lunch while you soak up the history!

5. Retreat to nature for a few hours at Domaine de Taanayel

Stroll through the magical nature reserve, skip rocks on the lake, and breathe some fresh air at this magical spot. Follow it up with a rustic Lebanese breakfast at the many stops in the town like the 1860s Taanayel Covent.

6. Jump around and channel your inner ninja at Flyp

7. Spend a night at La Maison de la Foret in Jezzine

This fantastic eco-lodge offers rustic accommodations, donkey rides, and a completely immersive experience in nature.

8. Go skiing at the Cedars of God

9. Enjoy lunch with the greatest view from Amar in Harissa

10. Get cozy at this tucked-away boutique hotel and restaurant in Tyre

11. Dive into a bottomless brunch at Tenno

Bottomless mimosas included!

12. Make your way down south and explore the magical 12th century Crusader fortress, Al-Shaqif Castle!

13. Visit Rechmaya Distillery and a grab a drink in the renovated cave

An old silk factory turned into an artisanal neat distillery, not to be missed! Open every weekend from 4 PM – 7 PM.

14. Plan a hiking trip and take in all the scenic glory at Wadi Qannubin, Bcharre

15. Unwind and channel your inner zen at Prana

Cuddle up on their big couches while you munch on comfort food, or make yourself comfortable on their rugs with a book in hand!

16. Explore the abandoned train station in Tripoli

17. Turn your road trip dreams into a reality with this fully furnished Volkswagen Van

All you have to do is choose a date and a location and Boudi Ayoub, the owner, will save you the hassle of driving and being aggravated by traffic. You can opt for a surprise dinner at a romantic location, a road trip with friends, a tent-camping experience, or a movie night.

18. Book a spectacular getaway at the infamous domes in Odom

19. Get the perfect photo op and some serenity at Deir el Nouriyye

20. Volunteer with the GEMs for a fun and environment-friendly weekend

The Green Environment Movement started in July 2018 and has been responsible for cleaning up beaches and different areas in Lebanon ever since. You can find the details of their next cleaning spree on Facebook and Twitter.

21. Hunt down this stunning old church

Our Lady of Rescues, a beautiful and old open air church in Smar Jbeil dating back to the crusaders era.

22. Smash your heart out at Kasser4Lebanon

Gear up, de-stress and feel good!

23. Challenge your friends to a game of laser tag at CosmoCity

24. Channel your inner Tonya Harding at the Beirut Ice Arena

25. Drive all the way to Baalbak for the greatest sfee7a you’ll ever have

26. For the brave: try the “Lebanese Viagra”

27. Plan a glamping trip at Blue Jay Valley

A camping experience minus sacrificing modern comforts!

28. Challenge yourself to win $200 by finishing this MASSIVE pizza at New York City Pizzeria

29. Visit the prehistoric structures near Bal’aa

30. Lunch bankside at the Assi resort

And if the season permits, go white water rafting!

31. Round up your loved ones and catch up over dinner by the fireplace at any of these cozy spots

32. Gorge yourself on a massive dinner at Em Sherif in Monot

The greatest Lebanese set menu, ever.

33. Put the pedal to the metal at Beirut’s first indoor karting arena, CityKart

What are you waiting for? Ready, set, GO!

34. Binge on all the candy at Candyfornia cafe and let the pink seep through you

35. Take a poll dancing class with Laura (@Lolypole)

36. Have yourself a merry staycation at one of these charming spots

37. Get a preview of the latest art exhibitions at Sursock Museum

A piece of art in and of itself, Sursock Museum is an artists’ haven.

38. Spend a day with your family or furry friend (or both) at Riverlane Park

You can either enjoy a delicious meal, catch up over drinks or coffee, lay on the grass and take in all the scenic greenery, or go for a stroll on the tracks that outline the park.

39. Play pool and darts, listen to live music, and split a pizza at Quadrangle

40. Sample every wing flavor at Buffalo Wings and Rings

41. Book yourself a well-deserved spa retreat at Al Bustan Hotel

42. Catch the sunset at Colonel Beer Brewery and stick around for dinner

All things grilled and you can down it all with their notorious beer!

43. Visit Horsh Beirut

It’s open from 7 AM ’til 2 PM on weekdays, and from 7 AM ’til 7 PM on weekends.

44. Take one of the free walking tours around Beirut

Happening every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 PM, meeting point Beirut Souks.

45. Discover an authentically Lebanese vineyard in the Bekaa

A picturesque vineyard nestled in Lebanon’s glorious Bekaa valley, Le Clos St. Thomas is a must-visit immersive wine-tasting experience. Enjoy a tour of the beautiful wine cellars at the stunning Château where they produce award-winning Pinot bottles, and meet the family behind the brand that you know and love so well.

46. Get to know the city through the stories of its people at a Beirut storytelling night

Every month or so, a literature-loving group of writers in Beirut called Cliffhangers host themed storytelling nights at different cafes and bars around the city. It’s a great way to get some insight into the real experiences of people living in the country, and to get to know people in an interactive and fun-filled social setting.

47. Take a walk through the wetlands of Ammiq

The largest remaining freshwater wetland in Lebanon, this area of the Bekaa Valley used to be filled with marshes and lakes – and these are the last remnants of them.

48. Go bargain-hunting

Visit Souk el A7ad on Sundays for a chaotic bargain hunt – and discover trinkets, spices, accessories, and a lot of other Lebanese knick knacks that you never knew you wanted.

49. Explore the souks of old Batroun and have the best damn octopus sandwich

At the one and only George Maalouf Kitchen.

50. Ride the Ferris wheel at Beirut Luna Park

The view from above will have you thinking you’ve never seen the city like this before!

51. Get a taste of authentic African cuisine at No Wahala

Slang for “no problem” in Nigerian, the delivery-only African spot in Gemmayze will keep you coming back for more.

52. Spend an hour,or the day, at Multiverse

The pop culture store and café is the perfect hub to kill some time and get your game on.