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The Weekender – Delicious Destination Drives

Weekends are a great time for adventures and family drives to delicious destinations, especially if the weather is great. Why stop at one location before calling it a day, when you can make a road trip out of it? If you’re worried about fuel, there’s plenty of gas stations across the country, and if it’s about food, the Tip n’ Tag Team has got your back. Whether it’s north, south, or west you want to go, we’ve got your day mapped out for you!

North of Amman

Amman to King Talal Dam

Driving up to the Roman city is as simple as getting on one straight road, but a detour every now and then is never a bad idea. Where better to stop at than King Talal Dam? You can always grab a bite after your mini tour at Tal AlRumman Restaurant.

King Talal Dam to Jerash

A drive back through the ages is what you get heading to Jerash. Although more beautiful in spring, the natural scenery leading up to the Roman city never ceases to be refreshing. Fill up on some nutrients at YaHala Restaurant or Artemis to spice things up.

Jerash to Irbid

Ancient architecture and delicious street food is what you get at Irbid, but if you prefer to sit down for a meal, there’s always Alharam Restaurant or LemonHit two birds and continue up the map to North Shuna, and lodge at Sharhabil Ben Hassneh EcoPark.

South of Amman

Amman to Madaba

From the great Mount Nebo to the Church of St. George, there isn’t a corner in Madaba that wouldn’t catch your eye. Make like an AUM student and take the alternative route to the city of mosaics. You can then head to Haret Jdoudna or Mrah Salameh for a post drive meal.

Madaba to Dead Sea

Take the road less traveled from Mount Nebo to Dead Sea and enjoy the most picturesque scenery. The spiraling mountain road will surely make your blood pressure drop, so you’ll want to fill up your stomach at Il Terrazzo or Rovers Return.

Dead Sea to Al-Tafilah

Build up the anticipation of discovering Shalalat Majhoud with a scenic drive, and take the Jordan Valley Highway from Dead Sea to Al-Tafilah. You’ll probably have a lot of snacks and roadside coffee before you’re able to unpack your picnic food at this breathtaking location.

Al-Tafilah to Dana

If you make it all the way to Tafilah, continue down to Dana. The short, but scenic drive to the Biosphere Reserve adds a little extra dose of nature to your day. Grab a coffee at Dana Guesthouse and make an evening out of it by spending a night at Feynan Ecolodge.

West of Amman

Amman to Iraq Al Amir

Just a short drive outside of the capital, Iraq Al Amir is a historic gem waiting on you to reach it. You can call up Iraq Al Amir Women Cooperative Society a day before you plan on going and ask them to prepare you a delicious meal!

Iraq Al Amir to Fuheis

Take the alternative route to Fuheis from Iraq Al Amir and add a little adventure to your day. The not too long of a drive will definitely open up your appetite, and that’s where BnB and Watar Ziryab come into play!

Fuheis to Salt

Double up on the natural scenery and empty roads and take the route from Fuheis to Salt! The drive won’t take you long, so you can check out Bait Abu Jaber museum before you hit the restaurant at Mountain Breeze Resort for a delicious meal. After that, you can reward yourself with a drink by the pool.

Remember, there’s always Google Maps and GPS!

Lemur Love, 

The Tip n’ Tag Team