Best Day Trips from Beirut

Are you bored from the daily routine and want to go on a day trip? You’ll find that a day trip is the best decision for a break and experiencing new destinations. Here are some interesting places for the best day trips from Beirut.

1. Jeita

It is a city in the north of Lebanon, by the seaside. At Jeita there are interesting things to do through a day trip. You can go with some friends and take a break from your usual routine.

Jeita

Location 

It is located in the Keserwan of the Mount Lebanon Governorate. 

Things to Do in Jeita

  • Visiting Jeita Grotto 
  • Walking by the seaside
  • Seeing the “Guardian of Time” sculpture.

2. Baakleen

What is better than spending your day next to the waterfalls? Nothing indeed. Baakleen is where you’ll have a wonderful view and enjoy the calmness. It is a very beautiful and charming place. Here you’ll enjoy your time and forget about the stressful city pace.

Baakleen waterfalls

Location

It is located in Mount Lebanon Governorate.

Things to Do in Baakleen 

  • Visiting the Blue Waterfalls or Shallalat Al Zarqa
  • Having your lunch at the restaurant of the Blue Waterfalls.
Baakleen resturants

3. Byblos

Byblos is one of the most beautiful and attractive destinations for a day trip in Lebanon. It’s located by the seaside which makes its weather relaxing and refreshing. There are a lot of interesting and enjoyable activities to do there. You will have so much fun on your day trip in Byblos!

Byblos

Location

  • It’s located at Jbeil.
  • It is 39 minutes away from Beirut.

Things to Do in Byblos

  • Going for a walk on its harbour
  • Having your lunch at one of the seafood restaurants
  • Going on a yacht party.

4. Qadisha Valley

Qadisha Valley is the place where you escape the city and ordinary closed places by spending your day surrounded by nature. It is formed by the Kadisha River, which makes it one of the top-visited places for hiking. There is also Saydet Hawqa which is rupestrian at the west of Asi-Hawqa.

Qadisha Valley

Location

It’s in the North of Lebanon.

Things to Do in Qadisha Valley 

  • Going hiking
  • Visiting Gibran Museum
  • Going to Monastery Saydet Hawqa.

5. Tyre

It is one of the oldest cities in the world with a great history. The city is so wonderful and interesting. If you decided to go for a day trip at Tyre, then you’ll find a variety of interesting historical places to visit.

Tyre

Location

It is located in South Lebanon.

Things to Do in Tyre

  • Having your breakfast at a cafe by the sea
  • Touring Tyre World Heritage Site
  • Sitting by Tyre Beach.
Tyre Streets

6. Harissa

Harissa village is at Keserwan District of the Mount of Lebanon. There are interesting sights to see there. There are places where you can enjoy the beautiful view of Harrisa from above and have your lunch there. If you still have time, you can visit Nahr El Kalb as it’s one of the best places to visit at Harissa. 

Harissa

Location

It is located in the Mount Lebanon Governorate. 

Things to Do at Harissa

  • Visiting Our Lady of Lebanon 
  • Going for a ride at the cable cars 
  • Having your lunch with a Harrisa view from above.

7. Maghdouche

Maghdouche is a city in the South of Lebanon. The city is 3 kilometres away from the Mediterranean Sea. It is characterized by agricultural traditions where you can experience what a true village is and take a break from city life.

Maghouche

Location

It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon.

Things to Do at Magdouche

  • Visiting Sidon Sea Castle
  • Seeing Our Lady of Mantara
  • Going to Temple of Eshmun
  • Walking by Zireh Island Beach.

8. Cedars of God 

It is the thing that distinguishes Lebanon and its landmarks. At Cedars of God, you can go on a trip through its forests to explore its nature and enjoy such a wild trip for a change.

Cedars of God

Location

It is located at Kadisha Valley of Bsharri. 

Things to Do at Cedars of God

  • Sightseeing
  • Walking through the trees 
  • Biking
  • Taking pictures by nature.

9. Baalbek

Want to go for a trip that takes you back in time? Then it is a day trip to Baalbek from Beirut. It’s an ancient city where a lot of cultures and civilizations have passed through, which makes it home to a number of interesting historical sights. 

Baalbek

Location

It is located in Bsharri District of the North Governorate in Lebanon.

Things to Do at Baalbek 

  • Touring through the Baalbek Ruins 
  • Going to the Temple of Venus
  • Visiting the Temple of Bacchus.

10. Deir Mar Antonios Qozhaya

Deir Mar Antonios is in Qozhaya. People visit it seeking peace of mind and cure. It’s believed that this place is miraculous for mental health. There are buildings in the Deir that are uniquely constructed from one piece of rock that is architecturally beautiful. 

Deir Mar Antonios Moastery

Location

It is located in the northern section of the Qadisha Valley. 

Things to Do in Deir Mar Antonios Qozhaya

  • Visiting the Monastery
  • Exploring the cave
  • Visiting the church.
Deir Mar Antonios

Now you have various options away from the typical outings; gather your friends and go on a day trip in Lebanon!

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