I am finalizing our itinerary and just wanted to check to see if anyone thought the weather would permit swimming at any of these locations: 1) Kibbutz Ein Gedi 2) Kibbutz Ein Gev or 3) Tel Aviv? I would like to give my kids a chance to relax and unwind at a pool or beach during our trip but we've ruled out going all the way to Eilat. If it is warm enough to swim at Ein Gedi we may overnight there 1 night - otherwise I plan to just do a day trip to Masada to leave more time for other sites. (My kids are, I think, too young for the Dea Sea). If Tel Aviv will be warm I'm inclined to finish-up our trip there - if not we may concentrate on the Galilee and Haifa and maybe add the Golan if it will not be too cold then. Thanks so much for all help - I'm looking forward to posting my "final" itinerary so I can see if my hours spent pouring over all of the amazing posts on this site have paid off!