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Beirut.com 19 Jun 2020

7 Beautiful Destinations For A Relaxing Escape In Lebanon

When things get too overwhelming, round up your friends and head to one of these magical destinations for a much-needed mini getaway.

Scenic views, awesome vibes, and refreshing drinks await. Check them out!

Editorial Purpose: We are sharing this piece of content to guide you to the country’s best spots and most delicious eats.

1. Aeon

Nestled in the heart of the mountains, Aeon is the perfect city escape. It boasts stunning scenery, breathtaking views, and magical vibes, as well as delectable finger food and refreshing drinks to boot. Gather your friends and make your way to Aeon for an exceptional experience, and make sure to be there in time for the sunset.

2. Valhalla

In Norse mythology, Valhalla is the splendid hall of slain warriors, who live there blissfully under the leadership of the god Odin. In Lebanon, it is a mountain-top lounge and eatery, inspired by the notorious “Vikings”. Located in Kafarakab, a scenic village in the Lebanese mountains, Valhalla boasts a unique setting, spectacular views, mouthwatering food, and plenty of fun activities.

3. Double T

Situated deep in the heart of the Chebanie forest, Double T is the ultimate getaway this summer. Surrounded by abundant greenery, Double T is the place to disconnect with chaos and reconnect with the calm. It also boasts a gorgeous setting, where you’ll get to hang out, lazy away, and revel in your stunning surroundings.

4. Chez Yaz

Chez Yaz is a gorgeous campsite and picnic venue located in the heart of Naqoura. The outdoor spot combines breathtaking scenery, a cheerful ambiance, a towering tree house, and fun-tastic activities. For the ultimate cityscape experience, pack a swimsuit for a dive in the Naqoura waters, explore the beautiful village by foot, laze away on the hammocks, and of course, camp the night away.

5. Freya

Rocking the mountain tops at Laklouk, Freya is the ultimate weekend getaway destination. With a sunset bar, a camping area, and more, the unique lounge bar has it all. Whether you’re simply there for their crafted cocktails and perfect sunset view OR for their live grill stations and bonfire evenings, you’re bound to have an exceptional time.

6. River Zen

Nestled in the heart of Chouf, River Zen is a beautiful escape that will leave you feeling anew. A 20-minute ride away from Beirut, this scenic spot is everything you need for a laid-back outing. Round up your friends (the furry ones too) and make your way to this exemplary location, where you can enjoy a mouthwatering picnic, a refreshing swim, and an unforgettable experience should you choose to spend the night there.

7. Samarula

Samarula is a vibrant spot with a gorgeous setup that overlooks the Cedars of God from its exemplary location. Colorful and lively, this outdoor gem is beautifully furnished with hammocks, picnic tables, and a bar on wheels. Make your way to this picturesque spot where you can revel in the scenery and indulge in mouthwatering treats and refreshing drinks from above the clouds.

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