Best Things To Do in Petra, Jordan

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Petra.

Petra may not be as popular as other cities in Jordan, but don’t let that fool you. Petra is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Petra.

If you have plans to visit Jordan and are not sure if Petra should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Petra and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Petra

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

  1. Petra Magic Restaurant

    Address: Petra,Jordan.

    It is a great place to be, they serve Middle Eastern food and meals are simply delicious. It is rated by visitors as the best restaurant out of the 19restaurants you find in Petra.
  2. Siq


    Address: Siq,Petra, Jordan.

    It is around a mile long and is a main route for tourists. This is also the route you will need to take if you are going to the treasury, but there are donkeys and horses available.
  3. Monastrey

    Address: Petra,Jordan.

    This is Petra’s largest monument and dates back to the 1st century.
  4. Treasury

    Address: Ma'an Governorate, Jordan .

    It was built between 100BC and 200AD, you will find a 3.5 metre high urn which people have come to believe contains the Nabateans’ wealth.
  5. Si Wan

    Address: It is located in the heart of Wadi Mousa City, 10 minutes walk to the visitors center.

     It offers local food that is tasty and the prices are very fair. You will also find a cheap and good bakery located close by.
  6. Shobak Castle


    Address: Shobak, Jordan

    Delve deep into the history of Jordan by visiting this majestic castle in Shobak. Jordan is a culturally rich country steeped in history. Moreover, a slice of history awaits you here at Shobak castle. Built in 1115, this castle has a great importance in the history of Jordan. Basically, it is a crusader castle located on the eastern side of the ...Read more
  7. The Basin Restaurant Image

    Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: All'interno del sito archeologico di Petra | 2 km dall'hotel rowne Plaza Hotel, Petra / Wadi Musa, Jordan

    The Basin Restaurant is an oasis in Petra historical site where you will get to eat a nice variety of local delicacies along with the multi-cuisine options which are also available. Try to have a buffet here so that you can dig into all sorts of dishes which can otherwise be skipped. Before you start your hike to the monastery you should take a ...Read more
  8. Al Wadi Restaurant

    Address: Central Circle, Petra / Wadi Musa, Jordan +962795300135

    It is located in the center of town. The food here is reasonably priced and the service is very friendly. The food is so much, you will not be able to finish.
  9. Sun City Restaurant

    Address: Petra main Tourist Street | Less than 300 Meters from the Petra Gate, Petra / Wadi Musa, Jordan 962-3- 215-4-123

    It serves Middle Eastern dishes. A great place to be with family,, business meetings and any gathering you can think of.