What is the best way to see Beirut in one day?

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Andrew Bossone

The best way to see Beirut in one day should begin with breakfast, a coffee to go, and a walk on the Corniche (the pedestrian seaside walkway) starting from Rauche (pronounced Row-shay) going east. Take a 45-minute taxi to visit the stunning Jeita Grotto. Return to Beirut and ask the driver to bring you to Furn el Hamra for falafel or mankouche, a Lebanese favorite of flatbread baked in a brick oven with your choice of toppings. Wander around Hamra for shopping before resting and showering at your hotel. Check out some galleries in Quarantina, and then have dinner and drinks in Gemmayzeh. If you still have energy after midnight to stay out, head for a club. Go to Barbar take-out for late night snacks and juice.

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