Best Things To Do in Amman, Jordan

Are you looking for what to do in Amman?

You might have a list of things to do in Amman and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. Places like Amman Citadel and Roman Amphitheatre will make sure your dream destinations are ticked off. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

With so many world-famous sites and attractions to visit, deciding on the best things to do in Amman can be a daunting task. Visiting selective places and carrying the best memories is the best alternative. Don’t rush to see all of the attractions in Amman on your first trip itself.

Amman is the type of city that you will love to visit again and again. Every time you revisit Amman you can keep unfolding the different sides of it. This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Amman getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Amman with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Amman

Here is the list of things to do in Amman and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Amman Citadel

    4.4 (276 Votes)
    Amman Citadel

    Neighborhoods

    This hill, one of the seven that make up Amman, is of historical interest not just to the country of Jordan back to the entire human race. It has been settled by humans for more than 18,000 years as far back as the Paleolithic Age. After the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian occupations, the Romans came, and destroyed much of what came before them. Later the area was occupied by Byzantine and U...Read more
  2. Roman Amphitheatre

    4.4 (22 Votes)
    Roman Amphitheatre Image
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    Historical Site, Amphitheater

    This beautifully restored ancient second-century Roman amphitheatre that seats 6000 people is an easily accessible landmark. It was built back in the day when Amman was known as Philadelphia. Which is one of the three Roman structures in the neighborhood, the other two being the Odeon and the Nymphaeum. It is built facing the north so that spectators would not have to suffer the Sun. End the fu...Read more
  3. The Royal Automobile Museum

    4.7 (250 Votes)
    The Royal Automobile Museum

    Museum, Automobile Museum

    Commissioned by King Abdullah in 2003, this Museum showcases about 70 gorgeous cars, mostly relating to the history of Jordan, but also some other curiosities. Most of the collection belonged to King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, who ruled the country for 46 years, and was a complete gearhead. There are also motorcycles. Each vehicle comes with a detailed description of it history. They are all ...Read more
  4. Rainbow Street

    Walking Area, Streets

    Running from First Circle to Mango Street, this is an all-purpose street has lots of attractions, restaurants, pubs, administrative buildings, and shops. It is also home of the local artistic community.  With a number of craft studios. It's actually a great place to get your first taste of life in the city. One of the best things to do here is to grab a coffee at one of the coffee houses; ...Read more
  5. The Jordan Museum

    4.4 (398 Votes)
    The Jordan Museum

    Museum

    With archaeological artifacts from various sites from across the country this 1951 museum is now the largest in the country. The museum in its current form was overseen by Queen Rania. Covering about 10,000 square meters, the collections of the museum are presented in chronological order, and very elegantly tell the story of Jordan’s epic history. They're also lecture halls and a lib...Read more
  6. Al Balad - Downtown Amman

    Old Town

    The area cradled between the Royal Hashemite Court, the Hashemite Plaza and the Citadel is the oldest part of the city. This was the section inhabited by people during the Neolithic Age. The Seven Hills of the cities around this neighborhood in a rough manner and used to provide a natural perimeter and border security to it. For tourists, and addition to the historical aspect, it also serves as...Read more
  7. Jordan Archaeological Museum

    Museum

    Thoug technically located inside the Citadel ground, the Jordan Archaeological Museum is prominent enough to be it’s own attraction. Established in 1951 it exhibits finds from archaeological sites from around the country, covering a period of time from prehistoric to the 15th century. The displays are elegantly organized in chronological order. Even though the focus isn't on history, mere...Read more
  8. King Abdullah Mosque

    4.6 (427 Votes)
    King Abdullah Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site

    Surrounded by important buildings such as Ministry of Justice, the Parliament, and the Ministry of Education is a building more important still. It is the country's foremost mosque, a grand and opulent building with a beautiful blue dome inscribed with verses from the Quran, beneath which 7000 people may pray at a time. It was completed in 1989. There are two other sections, one for 500 women w...Read more
  9. Qasr Al-kharanah

    4.3 (81 Votes)
    Qasr Al-kharanah

    Castle

    Out in the arid plains outside of Amman you will find many stand-alone castles, structures with a mystique unlike any other. This is one of the more famous ones, and also one of the most photogenic. It's not certain what the original purpose of this castle used to be and even though it looks huge it might not have been used as a defensive establishment. In the courtyard, a mess of arches and wi...Read more
  10. Children's Museum

    4.5 (488 Votes)
    Children's Museum

    Museum, Children Museum

    This is one of the best children's museum on the planet. It is an initiative of Queen Rania, next to the Royal automobile museum. With over 150 exhibits spread over more than 7000 square meters, this is the world's first interactive Children's Museum. Additionally, there's also a library, and art studio, and a nature exhibit in The Secret Garden. Other exhibits include the imagination playgroun...Read more
  11. City Mall

    Mall, Shopping Center

    Opened in 2006 and spreading over an area of 160000 square meters this is the city's main shopping mall. It has all the usual fare - including branded apparel, jewelry, electronics and accessory outlets - restaurants and cafes, a cinema, a family fun area, all of which is set under a beautiful glass dome that lets in natural light. It's very colorfully decorated inside. Additionally, the mall a...Read more
  12. Cave Of The Seven Sleepers

    Cave

    The legend of the seven sleepers of Ephesus is the story about a group of young men who spent 300 years inside this cave to escape religious persecution by Roman Emperor Trajan, and only then emerged. It is an important story not only in Roman history but also in the Quran. Many people believe this is the cave referred to in the story. Inside the cave, you will find seven small graves and an ee...Read more
  13. Jebel Al Weibdeh Image
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    Neighborhoods

    This hilltop neighbourhood is one of the trendiest areas in the city. Tourists, students, expats, and locals all make a point to visit this area for the shear culture it houses. There are many boutiques and art galleries, and yet the area does not feel bohemian. Rather, it has an upscale ambience. Some of the city's best cafes and restaurants and tea houses are here. There are some great bars, ...Read more
  14. Roman Nymphaeum Amman

    4.1 (205 Votes)
    Roman Nymphaeum Amman
    This ancient Roman structure built in the second century, close to the Amphitheater and the Odeon, is a partially preserved public fountain. Public fountains used to be a very important part of Roman city life. Right now, the structure is undergoing slow but meticulous restoration led by students from the University of Jordan and the Hashemite University. In its heyday it must have been quite a...Read more
  15. The Odeon Theater

    4.5 (208 Votes)
    The Odeon Theater

    Theatre

    This is the third of the three major Roman structures in the city. The Odeon is usually a smaller theater next to a larger Amphitheater in the Roman world. Accordingly, this 500-seat ancient theater built in the second century CE is close to its larger and more famous companion. It was probably used for more intimate performances than those held at the amphitheater. And notably, such use of the...Read more