Check Out What to do in Ashdod

January 5th 2018

The only mention of Ashdod that we ever heard was when friends went on a summer tour and found a stunning beach that was quiet, serene, and picturesque. Otherwise, who’s ever even heard of Ashdod? It is, in fact, one of the most beautiful cities in Israel, and it would be a crime to miss out on this destination. If you’re interested in finding some off the beaten path places to visit, check out what there is to do in Ashdod now.

Ashdod Port

Ashdod Port is one of Israel’s two main ports, and it has become a lovely place for tourists to visit. With all the massive cargo ships, cruise liners, and construction constantly taking place, the port is a great place to stroll around and take in the scenery. And, of course, while you’re in the area, you simply must visit one of the breathtaking beaches.

Eye of the Sun

The Eye of the Sun is a massive art display in the center of Ashdod. Artistically designed to catch the rays of the sun at various points throughout the day for an impressive display of light, the Eye also has an LED-fed panel that creates a unique light show at night. What is it? No one is really sure. Some call it a huge UFO that landed in the bedrock of Israel. Others hail the Eye as a unique art exhibit. What do you think it is?

Yam Park

Ashdod’s Yam Park is not accurately named. That’s because, in addition to the active playground, Yam Park includes a skate park, exercise park, basketball court, and even a man-made lake where people regularly go boating and enjoy the gorgeous weather and scenery. Additionally, there’s a musical fountain, performances, and children’s activities arranged by the city. Go there, and you’ll easily find entertainment for the entire day (and it’s free!)

Ashdod Museum of Art

A part of the multi-cultural theme that’s spread throughout the city of Ashdod, the Museum of Art highlights modern art in various mediums. The spiral building showcases smaller galleries uniquely and is crowned with the pyramid-shaped glass roof that attracts attention automatically.

A coastal city, Ashdod also has more than its fair share of thrilling water activities including water skiing, jetskiing, kite surfing, speed boating, and other water sports you’re going to love. While you’re there, hop over to Gedera for these interesting finds, too!