Zichron Yaakov (also spelled Zikhron Ya’akov) is located 35 kilometers south of Haifa, making it the perfect destination to go to from Haifa on a Friday morning before Shabbat starts and the buses stop running.
A little bit about the town
This town was founded in 1882 by Jewish pioneers from Romania and, over the years, it has grown into a quaint and beautiful place, attracting tourists year-round.
A peaceful atmosphere
Something keeps pulling me back to this town. It might be the fact that it has an environment of peacefulness to it. It might very well be because of its quaint nature. Or perhaps it’s because it reminds me of home. Whatever is the case, it has a place in my heart.
Explore and peek behind corners
Venturing into the town is something you should do if you decide to go. There is always something to see in whatever corner you poke your head around. It might be a quiet town, but it doesn’t lack on igniting your curiosity.
At some point, you’ll stumble across Zichron Yaakov’s quaint and cute main road. Although quite small, you won’t be able to miss it!
Zichron’s main road is known as Midrahov, and it is a road lined with cafes, artistic stores, and boutiques.
One nice aspect of Midrahov is that the road has been pedestrianized, so there are no cars in its cobble-stoned streets and you’re able to walk in the middle of the road.
Another interesting aspect is that this street has been around since the town was founded, so many of the houses and buildings have great historic value. Because of this, you will notice that some buildings will have plaques outside of them that describe their historical significance.
The most exciting thing about Midrahov is that if you go into its side-streets, you will always come across some amazing artist’s store or stumble upon a pop-up exhibit.
What was one of the most exciting things I stumbled across, you ask? A rubber duck pop-up store! And let me tell you, my excitement level reached a solid 1000/10. I mean, a rubber duck pop-up store?!?!? YES PLEASE!
control yourself, be a calm and composed adult
So. many. rubber. ducks. !!!
If you want a break from the craziness of city life or just want a breather from a hard week at work, spending a few hours in Zichron Yaakov is the best remedy. The town offers unique stores to browse, quaint streets to walk about, and delicious food to eat!
What some a place you go to that reminds you of home? Let me know in the comments!
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