Sidon (Arabic: Saida صَيْدا) is in a city in Lebanon. The people (population: 100,000) are largely Sunni Muslims.
taking a bus or a car for a 1 hour drive from Beirut the capital.
Getting around in Sidon as in all Lebanon is best by taking a taxi. Cabs provide two services 1. A Taxi ride with a fare charge of 5000 L.L. around 3.25 $ and 2. "Service" is the word you use to permit other passengers to board and then the charge is 2000 L.L. around 1.25 $
In July 2013, Sidon was the scene of a two day battle between Sunni militants and the Lebanese Army which left over 50 people dead (only two were civilians however). The militants were defeated by the Army and the city has seen no further incidents since then. Although for now calm and safe to visit, it is a good idea to keep up with the news if you decide to visit (like in all Lebanon in general).