Category: Things to Do

New Year’s Eve in Beirut

December 11, 2013

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You can consider yourself lucky if you find yourself in Lebanon’s glitzy, hard-partying capital on any given night, but if you’re in Beirut on New Year’s Eve you’re in for an extra special treat.

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Nightlife in Beirut

October 8, 2013

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Nightlife is not really something you need to look for in Beirut — it is just about everywhere. The city really never sleeps, and as the ‘Party Capital of the Middle East’ there is something to satisfy nearly all tastes, with some of the coolest pubs, clubs and underground hotspots in the region.

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Maghdouche, Home of Our Lady of Mantara

August 6, 2013

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On a high hill overlooking the Mediterranean some 30 miles south of Beirut lies the pilgrimage town of Maghdouche, famous for its 90-foot (30-meter) bronze Maronite shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

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The Pilgrimage Village of Harissa

July 9, 2013

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Overlooking the Bay of Jounieh on the Mediterranean coast, Harissa is a mountain village that draws Christian pilgrims from around the world. A short drive away from Beirut, the main reason visitors come to Harissa is to visit the Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine, a 15-ton bronze statue of the Virgin Mary. It is one of Lebanon’s most renowned man-made landmarks.

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Historical Sights in Beirut

June 11, 2013

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Lebanon’s capital city was once called the ‘Paris of the Middle East’, and prior to the civil war thrived as the major commercial and tourist center of the Middle East. Beirut has survived a long and turbulent history that goes back more than 5,000 years, making the city chock-full of historical sights.

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Best Day Trips From Beirut

May 14, 2013

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Beirut is an evocative cosmopolitan city well worth a few days of exploration, but there is much more that Lebanon has to offer for those with the time to explore the country further. Some of the Lebanon’s best attractions can easily be done on a day trip from Beirut. Here is a sampling of what’s on offer.

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Wine Tasting in the Bekaa Valley

April 16, 2013

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Wine Tasting in Bekaa Valley

When the ancient Romans scoured their empire for the perfect place to build a temple to Bacchus, their God of wine, they didn’t choose their motherland Italy, or France or Africa but Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

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Chateau Ksara

April 2, 2013

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Chateau Ksara photo courtesy of Steven Damron on Flikr

As Lebanon’s oldest winery, Chateau Ksara offers a unique and wonderful blend of different wines stretching from premium reds to white wines. With more than 150 years of experience, the wine producer quickly became a favorite for many locals and with its great quality taste began exporting its relatively unknown Lebanese wine all over the world.

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Historical Sights in Sidon

March 19, 2013

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Crusader Sea Castle

The third-largest city in Lebanon, Sidon is rich with historically significant travel destinations. The old city and the majority of its attractions are accessible by bus in as little as an hour from the capital, Beirut, and transportation is extremely affordable. Another option is to travel by cab (the already moderate cost of which can be mitigated by offering to split the fare with fellow travelers or pick up additional passengers along the way).

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Things to Do in Beirut

February 5, 2013

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Beirut

The only major cosmopolitan city in Lebanon, Beirut has often been referred to as the Paris of the East, and for good reason. There are far too many sights, attractions, and activities that are worth doing to list, but here are a few suggestions for things to do in Beirut.

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