14 Fun And Free Things To Do In Lebanon

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You don’t have to be rich to have a good time. You can have a kick out of cheap thrills or even some that are virtually free.

So, here are some fun things you can do in Lebanon even when you’re strapped for cash.

#1 A morning walk or run is always very entertaining

Go early and discover the local streets just as they wake up and gradually fill the surrounding with life. Not only is it good for your overall health to take this morning exercise, but it’s also fun and entertaining.

#2 Uplift your spirit with a coffee on your balcony

Embracing simple joys like a cup of your favorite coffee or tea on your balcony is something we tend to forget or disregard. Yet, it’s very uplifting, especially if you have a view like this one!

#3 Discover your baking/cooking skills

See what ingredients you have and experiment in the kitchen for fun. Cooking can be therapeutic, and certainly rewarding at the savoring stage.

#4 Take your camera for a spin

Give your camera a tour of the town and let it capture the special sights. Nowadays, we don’t need to spend on a camera to enjoy these experiences. Our cell phones are doing pretty good jobs!

#5 Swim at a public beach

There are plenty of free beaches in Lebanon that you can visit any time of year, whether to swim or to embrace the soothing view alone or with friends around a campfire.

#6 Spend time outdoors

There’s nothing better than basking in the glorious natural scenery Lebanon is blessed with, from natural reserves where you can spend the day, and green parks for a couple of relaxing hours, to simply meeting with your neighbors or friends in your garden or theirs.

#7 Have a picnic somewhere beautiful

Pack a simple lunch and take it with you for a picnic on the beach, a garden, or even the mountains. Find the perfect spot and enjoy your meal.

There are many inexpensive places to have a nice picnic in Lebanon and even more than don’t require a cent from you to enjoy a fun meal in nature.

#8 Explore the city with a friend

Away from nature, you can take to the urban scene and discover its hidden gems. Whether the forgotten alleys of your city or any of the many towns in Lebanon, it is time to get to know these places you never had time to visit.

#9 Explore old souks

A trip to the souks can take you back in time to simpler days and make you feel like a character in a historical film (or a time traveler!). Your cell phone camera on, visit the souks of Tyre, Sidon, Byblos, Tripoli, and so on.

Here’s a list of 10 top souks in Lebanon for you to make your pick(s).

#10 Discover Lebanon’s abandoned ruins

Speaking of historical times, Lebanon has many abandoned structures with nostalgic features from the past just waiting to be discovered.

#11 Stroll on any of Lebanon’s corniches

At any time of day, the corniche of Beirut is full of many faces from different places. Tripoli and other Lebanese coastal cities have similar enjoyable walking pathways.

#12 Take a road trip to somewhere new

Blast your favorite playlist on a road trip with your friends to wherever your car takes you! Choices of great destinations don’t lack in our country.

Here’s a list of some for you to make your pick(s) and hit the road!

#13 Endlessly chase the sunset

Every day ends with a magnificent sunset on the horizon, each day more marvelous than the other. Simply watching the sunset can fill your heart with a sense of peace and hope.

#14 Go stargazing away from city lights

Escape the city and clear your mind on a high hilltop. The darker the better to see millions of stars in the sky.

And who knows? With some luck, you might find yourself witnessing a rare sighting.