Spring is upon us... well, kind of. Despite some unseasonably cold and rainy days, the weather in Lebanon is finally ideal for soaking in nature's beauty and hanging out in the great outdoors.
If you're wondering where to spend the weekend, or better yet, your weekday off, here are some suggestions:
1. Enjoy a traditional Lebanese breakfast at Tawlet Ammiq, West Bekaa
Unwind at the environmentally-friendly restaurant that overlooks the Bekaa Valley and sample some mouthwatering Lebanese delicacies, all the while supporting local producers.
Book your reservation on 03-004481.
2. Go for a hassle-free picnic at Swings, Zaraaoun
Barbecue some mashewe at the picnic and camping area located in a pine forest in the village of Zaraaoun, El Metn. To ensure a low-maintenance picnic, Swings Camp includes a kiosk offering drinks, snacks, as well as Lebanese mezze. The site also offers a number of outdoor activities including outdoor laser tag, zip-lining, and archery.
Book your reservation on 03-796648.
3. Have lunch by the sea at Dar Alma, Tyr
Make your way to the boutique hotel-restaurant for a savory Lebanese meal at its picture-perfect beach terrace.
Book your reservation on 07-740082.
4. Watch the sunset at The Broad, Byblos
With a picturesque view featuring both the city and the Mediterranean sea, the lounge-restaurant is the ideal spot to watch the sunset.
Book your reservation on 70-164646.
5. Chill out among the clouds at Frozen Cherry, Zaarour
The sunset bar has been all the rage during the past year, so you have probably seen plenty of Instagram posts shot over there. But, in case you haven't visited it yet, it's definitely a must-try if you're interested in an outdoor clubbing experience.
Book your reservation on 71-661225.
6. Get cozy at Jouroudi, Zaarour
Huddle up around a bonfire and enjoy some Arab music at the outdoor lounge. Plus, you can watch a movie under the stars as part of Jouroudi's Movie Night every Wednesday.
Book your reservation on 03-091919.
7. Spend the night at Le Camp, Ras El-Matn
Spend the day at the scenic picnic zone or rent a tent and spend the night camping in the forest. Public toilets and showers are available on site.
Book your reservation on 76-355677.