On the edge of the Mediterranean lies Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, a city alive with energy and renewal that has become an icon of the modern Middle East. In Beirut, historic buildings stand beside contemporary bars, restaurants, and shops brimming with people. Book tickets to Beirut to explore the French-inspired architecture and local wines, and experience for yourself why Beirut is sometimes called the “Paris of the Middle East.”
Just an hour from Beirut is Byblos, where you’ll find signs of Roman, Phoenician, and Crusade-era influences. You’ll find cheap hotels in Beirut around many of the city’s avid nightlife areas, including Hamra, which offers ample shopping opportunities and music and theater festivals. Most locals don’t get started until after midnight, but they won’t stop until sunrise. Stop by Corniche seaside promenade to catch a brilliant sunset before you start your evening.
The best time to fly to Beirut is early spring or fall, when the weather is mild and tourism is low. Travel to Beirut in the summer to enjoy warmer weather and popular water sports such as windsurfing, waterskiing, scuba diving and sailing.