To the north of Tel Aviv is the moderen resort city of Herzliya, which was named after one of the founders of the Zionist movement, Theodor Herzl. The city boasts some of the finest beaches in Israel and this, combined with the proximity to Tel Aviv, has made it popular with the country's elite. The area near the beach, Herzliya Pituach, is home to many diplomats and wealthy Israelis.
Herzliya boasts two fine museums, the Founders' House, which depicts the everyday life of the town's first settlers, and the Herzliya Museum of Israeli Art & Sculpture Garden, which exhibits the work of contemporary Israeli artists.
Located in the heart of the country, Herzliya is one of the business and leisure centers of Israel. A 10 minute journey north of Tel Aviv along the Ayalon Highway or the number 2 road, Herzliya is connected by road and rail to all Israel's major cities. The city's liberal atmosphere and green environment attract visitors to Herzliya's shopping malls, restaurants, bars and clubs day and night and especially on the Sabbath when stores and places of entertainment remain open.
Arena Shopping Mall
The Arena shopping mall is one of the newest and biggest shopping malls in Israel. Situated on the coast next to the Herzliya marina along with a good selection of stores, cafe's, restaurants, and bars.
The Herzliya marina
The largest marina in Israel, provides moorings for yachts of all sizes, including several berths for mega yachts up to 60 meters in length. The marina, which began operating in 1995, is a 15-minute drive north of Tel-Aviv, the country's metropolis. The Herzliya Marina is centrally located alongside a glamorous front venue.