Mecca, the city whose name has become a byword meaning something like "the ultimate destination," is still the ultimate destination for thousands of pilgrimages every year. The city proper is reserved for pilgrimages, meaning that you'll find the tourist attractions around the outside of the city. Take advantage of Travelocity's Mecca vacation packages to ensure that you get good prices on flights and hotels in Mecca.
Mecca has been building up history for thousands of years, so you'll need to spend quite some time there (or take multiple Mecca vacations) if you want to see all the best ones. Historical, cultural, and religious sightseeing are all available. For example, even if you're not on a pilgrimage, you can visit the mountain called Jabal-al-noor, which is the home of the famous Hira cave. Tourists and devout Muslims alike are interested in this cave, because it has both historical and spiritual significance.
If you visit in September, you can celebrate the holiday known as Saudi National Day. The locals have celebratory customs that you may be able to observe or participate in. And if you end up scheduling one of the Mecca vacations in June, you can check out the Jeddah festival, just under an hour away from Mecca. Of course, if you're a member of the Muslim faith, you'll want to spend your time focusing on the numerous religious events inside Mecca that occur each year.
Mecca package deals can make your journey easier whether you're going to the Mecca area for pleasure or making the city the destination of your pilgrimage. For those who enter the city, Mecca rental cars are available, but if you're not entering the city you'll want to get your rental car from a nearby town. Get one of the Mecca package deals on Travelocity today to save up to $537 when you book flights and hotels in Mecca at the same time.