"Hire a local licensed guide! There's a lot to ..."
You have to go to
The Western Wall
Here's one fun activity you can do
Shop in Mahane Yehuda - the open-air market in downtown Jerusalem. It's full of food, but it also has great restaurants and cafÃ©s, felafel stands, bakeries, craft shops, houseware shops, designer fashion... Whatever you want or need, you can find there!
Don't forget to check out one of my favorite places
Takena Rishona (The First Station) This is the first train station in Jerusalem that opened in 1892, and it's now a center for restaurants, cafes, shops, activities for people of all ages.
Enjoy a meal at my favorite restaurant
Everyone has his/her favorite felafel place - mine is Shalom Felafel on Betzalel Street in downtown Jerusalem. It's hard to pick one place to eat because there are so many choices with cuisine from all around the world!
Here's a doable bucket list for you to do in one day
A morning walking tour of the Old City plus the afternoon in areas of modern Jerusalem, such as a stroll along "Ketef Hinnom" (the shoulder of the Hinnom Valley), with a look at the King David Hotel and the Jerusalem International YMCA and other important stops along King David Street, finishing in the Mamilla area. If it's Tuesday, finish the day with a visit to the Israel Museum (open Tuesday 4-9PM).
My extra insider tip for you is
Hire a local licensed guide! There's a lot to see and do, but there's also a lot of history to understand. While the guide books can help, they can't make all the connections to really understand this amazing city. Oh - and one more tip - sign up for the two-hour, hands-on archaeological experience of a lifetime - The Sifting Project. http://www.cityofdavid.org.il/en/tours/mount-olives/temple-mount-sifting-project