Thus, have you considered spending a family day in Downtown Beirut? Precisely, in Beirut Souks ??
We DID!!! On several occasions, seasons, dates & time...rain or sunny days....We either did lots of plans on the same day or most on different visits but the idea is one...
You can spend a full #familyday in #BeirutSouks!! So allow me to share with you how :)
Lets Pick a Saturday!
It's an outdoor farmer market to help them promote their goods in a very creative way..You can pass by around 10:30 - 11:00 am
Walk around the place, check each stand, enjoy shows they occasionally throw!! It's a nice experience for the kids and trust me they will enjoy it...
Expose them to the source of our food... purchase your organic veggies and Mounieh or simply grab a breakfast to go!!
Going Around the Souk!
11:30-1:00 pm: Start walking around the Souks, there's everything for everyone (cloth shops, bookstores, toy stores, a Super Market & above all Archaeological sites!!) After you finish enjoying your mini tour head back to the big open space (right next to the Cinema) and let your kids run their hearts out!! take their bicycles or rent one from Beirut by bike, let them play ball, catch me if you can, blow bubbles, or just explore!!
You can either opt for : Casper & Gambini's Beirut Souks & BRGR Co. among others!!
Our pick was The MET!!
We used to go to The Garden amazing place surrounded by greenery & great food...unfortunately it's closed now!!
Our personally tried selection included:
Zaatar W Zeit
High chairs available, friendly service, perfect for the budget & great for a quick bite!!
Playing Time @ CosmoCity !
It's a new fun arcades & entertainment place but personally don't think it's suitable for the younger ones...(hopefully, they might add a section in the near future) so keep checking their FB page for updated information!!
Added bonus FUN not available elsewhere: 'Mission Possible' Laser Maze & the interactive motion ride ( which is an XD Dark Ride includes sensational features)
For a quick grab you can either go for:
pinkberry at the food court, or if you are walking around, make sure you don't miss out on Al Antabli amazing juice variety or Cocktails!!
Häagen-Dazs is yet another pure pleasure for our super sweet tooth so make sure you add it on your list!
If you are full then pass by Cocoa & Co.'s funky fan page & grab to go some delicious brownies or cookies, you will enjoy them later :)
Sometimes, it is just 1-2 activity at a time & other visits we do all at once!! It all depends on kid's mood, time we arrived, and what we feel like doing!! However, you are free to pick what suits you or simply make you new explorations :)
Choices are unlimited!! No age restrictions as there's everything for everyone and within everybody's suitable budgets!