There are few places in the Middle East where modernity and history fuse with such a sense of intrigue than in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut. An ornately constructed metropolis set on the eastern Mediterranean coast, this city once known as “the pearl of the Middle East” is rapidly beginning to regain its glitz and luster. Chic, sexy, and centrally located, Beirut is the perfect capital for basing yourself while touring the wonders of Lebanon. A nation home to snowcapped mountains, golden beaches, sprawling vineyards, and temples which date back millennia, it’s hard to believe it’s all found in a nation smaller than the state of Connecticut. Though every corner of the country offers something for inquisitive visitors, here’s a three day itinerary to get you traveling Lebanon while based in the capital of Beirut.