Overnight in Amman
Amman is a fascinating city of contrasts, a unique blend of old and new. Visit the Citadel and the Archeology Museum, then venture down a stair path through the city streets and old homes from the Citadel leading towards the Roman Theatre in downtown; enjoy a walk through the cotlorful Souq, and enjoy local culinary delights at Hashem & Habiba, and mingle with the people, the heart and soul of the country. You can also catch a train ride on the historic Hejaz Railway and check out the Royal Automobile Museum where you learn more about the history of Jordan through Late King Hussein’s fleet of automobiles. Make sure to visit the Royal Stables and learn all about the history and importance of Arabian horses and see them up close and personal, and maybe enjoy a horseback ride if you are so inclined!
Head to Rainbow Street, a vibrant strip that comes to life with coffee shops / cafés, shawarma stands, bookstores, art galleries, bars/lounges and much more. If you happen to be in Amman on a Friday, make sure to check out Souk Jara (Jara Market), a seasonal flea market opened annually in the springtime through October, where locals set up stalls on one of Amman’s oldest streets lined with historic homes. With over 100 booths, here you can find everything from handmade traditional items to items made from recycled materials to knickknacks to antiques, local street foods, local artists, entertainment, etc. This is another great place to mingle with the locals and buy gifts for friends and family back home.
Freshen up for an evening of wine-tasting at the Zumot Winery headquarters in Amman where you will sample and learn how some of Jordan’s finest organic wine is made. Check out some of Amman’s nightlife hot spots!