By Bus -- From Akko, take the no. 271 or 272 Haifa-Akko-Nahariya bus. The ride is less than 25 minutes when traffic is good; train or bus fare is NIS 10 ($2.50/£1.25).
By Car -- From Akko, Nahariya is a 15-minute drive north on Rte. 2 or 4.
When you leave the Central Bus Station, turn left and walk south about half a block on Ha-Ga'aton. On the left you'll see a small square, and at the far end of the square a seven-story edifice with flags waving in front. This is the Municipal Building, where you'll find the Tourist Information Desk (tel. 04/987-9800), open Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 1pm and 4 to 7pm, Friday from 9am to noon, and closed Saturday. The train station is just next door.
If you're interested in meeting the locals, the staff at the Tourist Information Desk can arrange it. Local chapters of Rotary, Lions, Soroptimists, and Freemasons also extend a warm welcome to international members; contact the Tourist Information Desk for meeting times and places.
It's pretty easy to find your way around this small city. The Central Bus Station and the railway station are just off Rte. 2 on Ha-Ga'aton Boulevard, Nahariya's main road. Head down Ha-Ga'aton and you'll be going due west, to the sea.