Tel Aviv The City That Never Sleeps!
Exuberance, memories, and fun-filled experience – That’s what you can expect from your holiday in Tel Aviv.
With great weather all year round and serene environment, you can relax on golden sandy beaches, roam around to explore the lively markets, experience the culture, entertainment, and enjoy the unbeatable nightlife of Tel Aviv.
Titled the “Mediterranean Capital of Cool” by the New York Times, Tel Aviv is a world class city where the fun never runs out. Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan city and is one of the gay-friendly cities in the world with numerous gay bars and clubs. The city is undoubtedly unique and among the most happening places in the entire Middle East.
Titled the “Mediterranean Capital of Cool” by the New York Times, this is a highly modern 24-hour city that offers ample opportunities for fun with authentic Middle-East flavor. Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan city and is gay-friendly cities in the world with numerous gay bars and clubs. The city is undoubtedly the most happening and coolest place not only in the Middle East but also in the world. So, get ready, get energized, and get inspired as you will definitely fall in love with this vibrant city.
Things To Do In Tel Aviv:
1. The Beaches
With crystal-clear water and exciting array of activities, each one the Tel Aviv’s 16 beaches have their own unique beauty and style. The golden sand beaches of Tel Aviv draw a lot of tourists throughout the year.
The beach activities make Tel Avis’s beaches even more astonishing. Tel Aviv’s shoreline offers a plethora of fun beach and water activities, where you can engage in games or enjoy water sports like kayaking, boating, surfing, and diving.
Tel Aviv, with 10 km of coastline along the Mediterranean Sea has some of the most happening beaches in Israel.
Hilton Beach – A popular gay-friendly beach!
Located near the Hilton Hotel in the north of Tel Aviv, the Hilton Beach is known as the main Gay beach of the city. It is also quite popular among the surfers. The beach is easily accessible via a service road from Metzizim Beach.
Gordon Beach– When In Israel, go Gordon
The beach is right in the heart of Tel Aviv that makes it a perfect tourist attraction and the busiest beach in the city. Enjoyed by people of all ages, Gordon is a perfect beach for all fun seekers.
Banana/Drum Beach – Where people dance to the drumbeat!
Off the coastal region of Tel Aviv near Jaffa, Banana Beach is a perfect blend of fun and tranquility.
An ideal place to unwind, this is where you throb to the beat of drummers. Friday evening is the perfect time to be around the beach area where tourists gather for dance, fun, and drum circles session.
Herzliya Beach – Finest among the fine!
Rated among the 10 top beaches of Israel, the Herzliya Beach is a famous city beach north of Tel Aviv. Nestled amidst the well-maintained lawns, grand hotels, bustling cafes and restaurants, the beach with crystal clear water and white sand offers breathtaking views.
Palmachim Beach – The hidden gem of Israel!
Palmachim Beach is scenic delight surrounded by low cliffs towards the south end making it a picture-perfect location. Tel Aviv looks more eye-pleasing from this beach.
2. The “Tayelet” (Promenade):
Tel Aviv has a long promenade, a walkway along all of its coastline, with a walking and cycling trail. At this place, you can also enjoy a Segway tour while witnessing the spectacular beachside views.
3. The Nightlife
A trip to Tel Aviv would be incomplete without experiencing its nightlife as Tel Aviv is the city that doesn’t stop. Every night is a party night in this vibrant city.
Along the beachfront, HaYarkon, King George, Allenby, Rothschild Boulevard, Dizengoff, and Ibn Gabirol streets, you will find numerous up-to-the-minute bars and party places that are open until the early hours of the morning. Bars are scattered throughout the center of the city. Undoubtedly, Tel Aviv offers epic nightlife experiences.
A tour of the markets in Tel Aviv is indeed the best way to experience this beautiful city. Experiencing the interminable variety of delicacies, one can truly dig into the culture and local spirit of the city.
Here is the list of some must-visit markets of Tel Aviv:
Carmel Market – Paradise for foodies and shopping lovers!
Popularly known for its colorful spirit and food stalls, Carmel Market is one of the most famous markets in the city. The market features a variety of fresh local delicacies as well as clothing, accessories, and flowers. Foreign tourists from far and wide come to explore this market for getting a truly unique and authentic Middle-Eastern shopping experience.
The Flea Market – Hub of fashionable cafes!
Situated in Jaffa, the flea market is home to several trendy and fashionable cafes and restaurants. This market is a pure delight for the bargain hunters.
Nachalat Binyamin Market – Great place to pick a unique souvenir!
Open on Tuesdays and Fridays, this is a fair along with a market. It is for vehicles and is a pedestrian only zone, hosting a market of independent vendors and artists who sell their unique and creative crafts, arts, and jewelry. It is a great place to buy a trendy yet unique souvenir that you won’t find elsewhere.
5. Yarkon Park
Commonly known as the “Central Park” of Tel Aviv, Yarkon Park is a large urban park that is visited by approximately 16 million visitors annually. From picnics on the huge lawns to pedaling on its exquisite artificial lake and cycling track and tours of the many amazing gardens, this place offers a variety of sports and fun activities. Situated at the center of the city, this is undoubtedly a perfect place to take a break from the loud urban noises and skyscrapers views replacing them with enchanting views of lush greenery and sounds of singing birds.
Arts & Culture:
Tel Aviv is a perfect epitome of beauty, arts, and culture. The city is blessed with many and varied fascinations that will definitely blow your mind. So, if you are passionate about the arts then you must explore these places in Tel Aviv:
Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Largest art museum of the City!
This is a principal museum for Israeli and international art. The beautifully designed museum holds a comprehensive collection of classical and contemporary art, featuring permanent displays alongside rotating exhibitions.
Beit Ha’ir (The Old Town Hall) – Display of the Tel Aviv’s history!
The recently renovated Beit Ha’ir used to be the Old Town Hall in the city – Yafo on Bialik Street. Now, it depicts a new exhibition, an extensive collection of photos and stories featuring sites, events, and extraordinary experiences of residents throughout the years.
Eretz Israel Museum – Historical & archaeological museum!
A multi-disciplinary institute, Eretz Israel Museum presents the history of the land and its diverse culture through an extensive permanent exhibit, additionally, a wide array of temporary exhibits on a range of subjects including archaeology, folklore, ethnography, Judaica, cultural history, traditional crafts, local identity, and functional arts.
Private Galleries – Admire the beauty of art galleries!
Wander freely in the streets of Tel Aviv, Neve Tzedek, Ben Yehuda, and Gordon and witness the privately owned beautiful art galleries, featuring original works of local contemporary artists.
Main Attractions of Tel Aviv:
The White City and Bauhaus Architecture – Heart of the Tel Aviv!
Explore the “White City and Bauhaus Architecture” of Tel Aviv and experience firsthand a city which is celebrated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The White City is home to the 4,000 Bauhaus or international style buildings in Tel Aviv that were built in the 1930s. Walk down the streets of the city center for an astounding view of the meticulously restored Bauhaus.
Especially, don’t forget to walk through Rothschild Boulevard as it is one of the most vivid and exquisite restored Bauhaus buildings, and also Bialik Square – a tiny and hidden square to experience some unique and memorable architecture.
Old Jaffa – Old but GOLD!
Even though it is a thousand years old, a visit to Old Jaffa feels like an interesting escapade. This city is home to twirling alleyways sprinkled with exquisite art galleries, ancient buildings, craft shops, splendid landmarks and a myriad of picturesque Israeli restaurants. A tour to this place is a once in a lifetime experience for every curious traveler.
Jaffa – If it’s ancient, it will be beautiful!
An ancient port city to the south of Tel Aviv, Jaffa is a must visit place that you should definitely add to your itinerary of Israel. The city has been mentioned in the holy bible to be named after Noah’s son Japhet.
A tour to Jaffa will take back you in the past time as you walk around ancient buildings, art galleries, and cafés. Make sure you watch the magnificent view of Clock Tower that dates back the time of Ottoman Empire. For the best dining experience, go to the Yefet Street and Olei Zion Street. Enjoy the theatre and live-arts show, grab a drink, and just feel the moment because Jaffa will definitely give you the life-long memories.
Neve Tzedek – An actual oasis in the city!
Discover the magic of this magnificent and beautifully renovated neighborhood, situated on the southern end of Tel Aviv promenade, next to Jaffa. This place boasts of unique Oriental architectural style and charming narrow streets which literally make Neve Tzedek an Oasis of Justice.
Tel Aviv Port – An eye-pleasing trendy port!
This is a trendy port of the city that attracts tourists from far and wide. During the day, you can walk down through hanger style spaces for brand and boutique shopping, taste the lip-smacking food in authentic restaurants with spectacular sea views all around. At night, this area transforms into one of the coolest and trendy hotspots as it gets filled with young clubbers. So, enjoy the atmosphere to add more fun to your trip to Israel.
Culinary Scene In Tel Aviv:
For those who like to indulge in a variety of cuisines, Tel Aviv is nothing short of a delightful destination. With over 4,500 restaurants, Tel Aviv is truly a paradise for food lovers.
One of the best things about the city is that it has something to satiate all kinds of taste buds. Recognized as the Top Vegan Destination by the US foodie website and The Daily Meal, Tel Aviv has around 400 vegan-friendly restaurants. Traditional delicacies like Hummus, Falafel and other street foods are a must try.
For an outstanding culinary experience, head to the restaurants at the Tel Aviv Port, on Rothschild Avenue in Neve Tzedek, or in the recently renovated “Tachana” complex. Some of Tel Aviv’s most delectable and authentic cuisines can be found at Sarona Market that has a large variety of restaurants.
During July – September, Tel Aviv operates an exclusive information center named as The InfoTruck! A unique vintage truck parked at Gordon Beach, where all informational services are offered to visitors throughout the week. The operational hours are – Sunday – Thursday: 10 am-7pm; Friday – Saturday: 10 am-4 pm.
Essential Tourist Information!
All Tourist Information Centers are operated by the Tel Aviv Municipality and provide useful information in various languages about sightseeing tours, attractions, and events around the city.
1. The Promenade:
Address: 46 Herbert Samuel St.
April 1st – Oct 31st
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm; Fri: 09:00 am – 02:00 pm; Sat/Holidays: Closed
Nov 1st – March 31st
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 9:30 am – 05:30 pm; Fri: 09:00 am – 01:00 pm; Sat/Holidays: Closed
2. Jaffa 2 Marzuk & Azar Street
Address: Clock tower, Jaffa
April 1st – Oct 31st
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 9:30 am – 06:30 pm; Fri: 09:30 am – 04:00 pm; Sat/Holidays: 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
Nov 1st – March 31st
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 9:30 am – 05:30 pm; Fri: 09:30 am – 02:00 pm; Sat/Holidays: Closed