Of course, we’ll mention Safed, also known in Hebrew as Tzfat, as it is considered one of the safest, as well as beautiful cities in all of Israel to visit or live in. Located in Northern Israel, Safed receives many thousands of visitors every year who want to take in the glorious mountain scenes, visit the synagogues and spend quiet days exploring the small towns alleyways and city streets where artwork is displayed and dining in small cafes with friends or family is easily done. The primary population is mostly Jewish, and more than half of the 32,000 residents are aged 29 and younger.
This small town boasts two distinct areas that visitors like to visit. The Old Jewish Quarter where historical synagogues can be explored and the Artists Quarter where once there was a large bohemian art group but today, you can find small galleries and brilliant displays of local art. The city offers religious, artistic and cultural attractions as well as festivals, local tours and nice accommodations that draw many people to plan extended visits or even look for homes to rent when relocating to Israel.
Safed is a safe area where residents and visitors feel safe while walking along the towns streets and taking hikes through the local mountainous area.
Situated on the Mediterranean coast, this busy city has long been one of the more popular destinations for fun enthusiasts as they visit Israel. As one of the largest English speaking areas in the country, Tel Aviv is a great place, as well as safe, to plan a vacation when considering a trip to Israel. The beach is of course one of the most popular attractions, but this great city has much, much more to offer residents as well as those who just happen to wander in for a short stay.
No matter what kind of music you enjoy, it isn’t difficult to find a concert venue to check out in Tel Aviv. You can also enjoy plenty of shopping, great places to dine out and even parties and meetups to gather with like-minded people who enjoy the same things you do. Meetups in Tel Aviv range from technology geeks to fitness buffs and many other topics of interest. You can also find a wide array of shopping venues from budget shops to high end, upscale boutiques and many other places to shop for virtually any item you may be in search of ranging from shoes and handbags to clothing, electronics and more.
Tel Aviv is safe for tourists and is a great place to rent a bicycle or take a walking tour of the city to see the sights a little closer than you would in a car or a taxi.
Known to locals as the Beverly Hills of Israel, Savyon is home to just under 4000 residents and is a city where luxury living is plentiful. Whether you enjoy quiet evenings spent in the hotel relaxing to soft music while enjoying a delicious meal, or you prefer to visit local museums, parks or even forest areas where hiking is always a great way to have fun, Savyon has so much to offer.
You will find several locations where live music is played in the evenings, or where you can catch a good theatre show or even take part in a local festival. Home to some of the wealthiest people in Israel, you can find beautiful homes for sale or even luxury villas for rent within the city. While the area is safe for those who live in Savyon as well as tourists, you will see some of the most sophisticated security gates and other security measures to keep the luxury homes safe from crime.
Things to Take Heed Of
While many areas of Israel are safe and pleasant for residents as well as those who visit the country, there are also areas that are deemed unsafe and that should be avoided when possible. These areas include cities that border Lebanon as this area has been known to have a heavy military presence and has had many conflicts over the years. It is not considered an area safe for travel or tourism.
Terrorist groups have been known to frequent the border between Israel and Egypt as well as Israel and Syria since war has been ongoing in recent years. Kidnappings, bombings and shootings have been reported near both borders and these are not safe areas of the country to visit.
When you avoid the unsafe areas, you will find that your time in Israel can be happy and free. Many people love this country and the residents who reside within and Israel is an ideal place to visit when you have time for a vacation or an extended break to check out the beauty of the world around you.