This city is located in Israel's North District. It also goes by the name of Capital of the Valley. This is thanks to its strategic location in the fertile and sprawling Jezreel Valley which is halfway between Jenin and Nazareth. There are a number of tourist attractions that you can get to at your own time once you rent a car in Afula. One is sites that in Afula that are mentioned in the Bible such as such as Ofel which is the Biblical home of Gideon as narrated in the Book of Judges. The city is also mentioned in the book of Kings in relation to prophet Elisha. Nature lovers will love touring the the parks and forests in the area. This include Zippori National Park, Tel Meggido National Park, Beit She'an National Park, Harod Spring National Park and Gan Hashlosha National Park. You can go exploring the intriguing caves and tunnels of the area like the water tunnel in Tel Meggido National Park that stretches for 70 meters. You can go back in time and learn about the history of the region with visits to the museums in the region including the Farmer's Yard Museum, Ein Harod's Mishkan L'Omanut Museum and the Museum of Pioneer Agricultural Settlements. In between exploring, enjoy performance arts at the Afula Ampitheatre and the Hechal Hatarbut Auditorium, local cuisine at the various restaurants and shopping at Haamakim Mall.