A pretty fishing port with an ancient harbour, medieval town centre, Crusader-era castle and atmospheric archaeological site, Byblos is a wonderful choice for those wanting a night or two out of Beirut, but is also an easy and enjoyable day trip. The town's tourist office is located in the souq near the entrance to the archaeological site. Banks are found on Rue Jbail.
In the southwestern corner of the state the pristine villages of Peterborough and Jaffrey Center anchor Mt Monadnock (moh-NAHD-nock; 3165ft). 'Mountain That Stands Alone' in Algonquian, Monadnock is relatively isolated from other peaks, which means hikers to the summit are rewarded with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. The trail, however, is anything but lonely.