10 amazing destinations for the perfect weekend getaway in Lebanon - The961

10 amazing destinations for the perfect weekend getaway in Lebanon

The perfect break from your busy life.

If you need to get a break from your busy life, pack your bags and visit these destinations!

Batroun

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Batroun is one of the world's oldest cities. It has a rich history and is a famous destination for seafood enthusiasts! This ancient Phoenician city is full of ruins that belong to the many civilizations that settled in Batroun. Also, make sure to visit Colonel Beer which is one of Lebanon's most renowned breweries. Drink a cold beer while enjoying the sea view!

Douma

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Douma is a breathtaking village in the north of Lebanon. It is abundant in olive trees, grapevines, and apple trees. This village's atmosphere is perfect for people who want a getaway from the busy urban life.

Jezzine

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Located in the south of Lebanon, Jezzine is characterized by its pine forests, vineyards, orchards, lakes, and waterfalls. It is home to Bkassine Pine Forest which is the perfect getaway for hikers and nature lovers.

Broumana

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Broummana is a picturesque town located in Metn, Mount Lebanon. It overlooks Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea. It is home to international hotels, restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops which make it a perfect destination in summer! 

Sawfar

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Located in Aley, Sawfar was a popular summer destination for Beirut's elites in the 19th and 20th century. We're not surprised because this region is calm and dazzling. It is home to Donna Maria Sursock Palace which was a villa before being damaged during the Lebanese Civil War. It now serves as a wedding venue.

Tannourine

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Tannourine enjoys a rich ecosystem and is home to one of the largest cedar forests in Lebanon. Balou3 Bal3a attracts thousands of adventurers every year. The Baatara Gorge Waterfall drops into the pothole which is comprised of three natural bridges. The view is spectacular.

Tyre

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Tyre, which dates back to 2,750 B.C., is among the world's 20 oldest cities. You'd be surprised to know that it is one of the 11 Phoenician cities and towns that are still inhabited. So yeah, Tyre is an open-air museum! While you're there, take a stroll in the colorful and cozy alleys!

Chouf

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Chouf is a historical region in Lebanon. It is home to Al Chouf Biosphere Reserve which encloses three Cedar forests which constitute 25% of the remaining cedars in Lebanon. While you're there, visit the center square in Deir El Qamar, Beiteddine Palace, Moussa Castle, and enjoy the traditional Lebanese houses.

Ehden

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Located 1,500 meters above sea level, Ehden is one of the most beautiful towns you'll ever visit. Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve houses cedars and encloses 1,058 plant species. Al Midan is where all the fun happens! It's full of restaurants where you can gather with your friends and taste delicious food.

Akoura

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Akoura is the perfect destination for adventure lovers. If you're an astronomy enthusiast, then make sure to spend a night under the star in Akoura. Since there's low light pollution in the village, it's easy to see the Milkyway and take awesome shots of the night sky!

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