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The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

From a scientific collection of five and a half million items, the museum displays Israel's national natural treasures. Thousands of items are displayed in the museum's exhibitions that tell the story of our natural world, which have been collected over the years. Tel Aviv University's Steinhardt Museum of Nature is committed to inspiring the acquisition of knowledge, understanding and strengthening our connection to nature, and our place within it - for the benefit of future generations. Through creating a unique closeness and interaction with nature that cannot be experienced elsewhere, the museum reveals scientific knowledge (of the research taking place there) and unique perspectives in an experiential, multisensory and fun way. Address: Klausner St 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Har Sinai alley and the Great Synagogue

Har Sinai alley and the Great Synagogue

There are a number of popular nighttime eateries in the Har Sinai alley that wraps around the Great Synagogue of Tel Aviv. There is great food and a cool place to hang out in the evening. There is a Shishko Resto-Bar where you can dine. A Balkan influence can be found in its cuisine. You can also find tasty dishes at the other spots - Eyal Shani's Port Said restaurant is located near the Great Synagogue with a variety of dishes offered at discounted prices with a focus on quality ingredients, while Thailandit offers relaxed entertainment, the food remains spicy, challenging in a good way, and faithful to the original. You can walk towards the Harbaa Street, Shenkin Street, Rothchild Boulevard from Allenby, which is on the other side of the synagogue...

Brut wine bar, Tel Aviv

Brut wine bar, Tel Aviv

If you're looking for a truly unique dining experience, look no further than Brut. This restaurant's cuisine is inspired by the classic French and Italian kitchens, but with a Middle Eastern twist. You'll find ingredients like lamb and yogurt from Nazareth, fruit and vegetables from Hebron, and spices from Tel Aviv's Levinsky Market. The menu features both classic dishes and seasonal creations, often invented the same day they're served. And the wine list is a love letter to all things French and Italian, with a focus on small-scale producers and Israeli wineries. Brut is an ongoing celebration of local terroir, and you won't find anything else quite like it. Brut is small, deeply personal wine bistro in Tel Aviv, founded by yair yosefi and omer ben gal. Brut's cuisine is inspired by Yair and Omer's shared love of the classic French and Italian kitchens, while remaining steadfastly rooted in local Middle Eastern tradition. The ingredients used in Brut are sourced from the Levant, including lamb and yogurt from Nazareth, fruit and vegetables from Hebron, and spices from Tel Aviv's Levinsky Market. There is a stable of classic dishes as well as an ever-changing selection of seasonal dishes, often created the very same day. In a similar way, Brut's extensive wine list is a love letter to all things French and Italian while also highlighting Israel's emerging winemakers. They also work with Israeli wineries on blends that are grown and bottled exclusively for Brut, which are imported from small-scale producers in Bourgogne and Piedmont. Local terroir is celebrated and examined in Brut. Along with the physical land and its raw materials, this also includes the culture, communities, and yes, even conflicts that have influenced the land's character." +972-35102923 ​ ADDRESS: NAHALAT BINYAMIN 36 TEL AVIV, ISRAEL HOURS: TUESDAY - FRIDAY 7 PM – 12 AM

Beit Kandinof Restaurant, Jaffa

Beit Kandinof Restaurant, Jaffa

In Jaffa's Old City, Beit Kandinof is an elegant culinary venue with imposing arches and exposed rock walls framing eclectic dining rooms. Mediterranean-fusion cuisine, handpicked from local producers and the Jaffa markets, is served at the restaurant. As the first art center and high-end restaurant to be combined in the region, Beit Kandinof is located in a historic building within Jaffa's old city. Contemporary art is displayed in five galleries at Beit Kandinof's center. The best pieces from Tel Aviv and Israel are hand-picked for you. A new exhibit is featured every four months, featuring both established and emerging artists. Hatzorfim 14, Tel Aviv-jaffa 03-6502938 Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday 17:00-23:00 *Sunday to Thursday 30% on the entire menu between 17: 00-19: 00 *

The OCD Tel Aviv, a very exciting restaurant

The OCD Tel Aviv, a very exciting restaurant

The OCD Tel Aviv restaurant serves a closed menu (tasting meal) served to all diners at the same time. The seating is around a bar in front of the open kitchen so guests can watch all the work of the kitchen staff. The menu changes from time to time, built by chef Raz Rahav and influenced by culture, ingredients, history and local insolence, taking into account the availability of ingredients and the season, influences from the world and memories. We haven't yet had the chance to go there, but we hear the hype from all around us... send us some pictures. Since the meal requires a fixed menu, the diner will not be presented with one when he arrives. Join other diners in experimenting with new flavors and ingredients by coming with an open mind. Moreover, in addition to the closed menu, we offer vegetarian, kosher, vegan, and more, all according to the displayed menus. You will not be able to change the menu during the meal, so please mention it when ordering. We havn't yet had the chance to go there, but we hear the hype from all around us... send us some pictures. Address: 17 Tartza Street, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Phone: 03-556-6774

A new Isrotel hotel in the Basel St Tel Aviv

A new Isrotel hotel in the Basel St Tel Aviv

A new Isrotel hotel in the Basel St Tel Aviv will open in 2024 with 132 rooms. A hotel that is a huge complex that includes not only guest rooms, but also a shopping center, entertainment and restaurants, 1200 square meters of an innovative spa that offers dozens of body, health and beauty treatments, a swimming pool and more. Located in the heart of one of the most beautiful and sought-after neighborhoods in Tel Aviv, walking distance from Yarkon Park, the sea and the main streets of the city.

A new hotel by Isrotel hotel chain – Leon Towers Tel Aviv

A new hotel by Isrotel hotel chain – Leon Towers Tel Aviv

A new hotel by Isrotel hotel chain - Leon Towers Tel Aviv is set to open in 2024 at the Yarkon St., Tel Aviv with 235 rooms and suites! A hotel that joins the luxury group of the Isrotel hotel chain. Located on the beach, near the Royal Beach Hotel Tel Aviv. The two hotel towers offer exclusive rooms, a huge conference and business complex, restaurants and bars, a spa from the "Carmel Forests", an infinity pool overlooking the sea, a luxurious business lounge and adjacent parking.

The Museum of Illusions in Tel Aviv

The Museum of Illusions in Tel Aviv

The Museum of Illusions in Tel Aviv is a fun private museum for all ages - for children from the age of 6, teenagers, parents, grandmothers and the whole family. In the museum you will find over 50 exhibits that will make you question your senses! Come visit and experience the unbelievable in the world of illusions. If a picture is worth a thousand words, surely an illusion hides more than a million. Enter the fascinating world of illusions, which will challenge your trust in your senses, but will also amaze you. This is a world that will completely confuse you, but also teach you new things... come visit and discover that nothing is as it seems, especially not here! The Museum of Illusions in Tel Aviv is a private museum located in a wonderful location for social gatherings and pure enjoyment. A perfect place for new and fun experiences, and it is suitable for everyone; Friends and family, parents, couples, grandparents and the whole gang. You won't believe your eyes Let your imagination run free in the vastness of the infinity room, defy the laws of gravity in the upside down room, shrink down to a miniature size in the Ames room...all while taking pictures and getting desirable and impossible photographs. Tel Aviv Port, North Complex, Building 26. 6 Yosef Yakuthiali St., Tel Aviv. 03-5664433

Shishko Tel Aviv. A fun dining place with delicious Balkan dishes

Shishko Tel Aviv. A fun dining place with delicious Balkan dishes

There is a Bulgarian menu at Shishko, but the real fun is typical Tel Aviv fun, a diverse population, a lively city of people, located in a lively area, and add good taste, good people, and alcohol to make it perfect! The Shishko is a warm home for anyone who loves Balkan food, simple and delicious, served alongside a sea of alcohol. Served every day on the spot, our Bulgarian Mazets are fresh-fresh every day. How does it taste? This is a true paradise. Nibble on all this while listening to authentic and happy music at a volume that allows you to converse comfortably. Enjoy, hang out, and experience the wealth and happiness of the Balkans. Address: Har Sinai St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo

The David Kempinski Hotel Tel Aviv

The David Kempinski Hotel Tel Aviv

The David Kempinski Hotel in Tel Aviv is located at 51 Yarakon Street, on Tel Aviv's waterfront. About a billion shekels were invested in the establishment of the hotel, and it rises to a height of 34 floors, offers 250 rooms, 43 executive suites and 14 special suites. Combining personalised service and sleek interiors that are complemented by the expansive views of the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel has a dining room that serves breakfast and dinner under the direction of the hotel's chef, lunches will be served in the hotel lobby, on the 34th floor there is a rooftop bar, another bar will be in the Horizon lounge located on the 22nd floor and usable for those sleeping in the suites and a third bar in the cigar club, where it will also be served Food. Sereia Restaurant Experience beachfront dining offering contemporary Mediterranean cuisine surrounded by breathtaking sea views and spectacular sunsets. OKOA Spa Balance and align the body, mind and soul with our selection of integrated wellness treatments. Meetings & Events Sleek, sophisticated and laid-back, our style is the embodiment of coastal chic, and our events are no different.

Habima theatre

Habima theatre

Habima is a theatre in Israel that is important because it is helping to revive Hebrew language and culture. The theatre is also committed to promoting issues of national importance, holding conversations with diverse communities, and fostering the next generation of theatre professionals. History In 1958, the Israeli government declared Habima to be Israel's national theatre. That same year, Habima was awarded the Israel Prize for its significant contribution to Israeli culture and society. Habima began as a professional Hebrew theatre in Moscow, before immigrating to the land of Israel and eventually constructing a theatre hall in Tel Aviv. Today, around 120 of the best actors in Israel make up Habima's remarkable company, which includes both young and veteran actors. The company is conducted by a team of creators who are at the top of their fields in Israel and around the world. Architect Ram Karmi was chosen to redesign Habima, a historic building. He is experienced in designing many different types of buildings and won the Israel Prize. His design for Habima combined old and new elements to create a traditional yet innovative design. Useful Information List of Parking Lots Hatarbut Parking – Huberman St 1 Givon Parking – HaArba’a St 10 (entrance from Arania Osvaldo St 32) Dizengoff Center Parking – Dizengoff St 50 Daniel Frisch Parking – Daniel Frisch St 3 Naot Aviv Parking – Dubnov St 7 Dubnov Parking – Dubnov St 4

Tel Aviv Museum of Art — Israel’s first art museum

Tel Aviv Museum of Art — Israel’s first art museum

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, founded in 1932 — is a leading and influential institution dedicated to the preservation and display of modern and contemporary art from Israel and abroad. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a place where people can see different types of art from all over the world. The Museum is also a place where people can learn about the different cultures that art comes from. The Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, and display modern and contemporary art by Israeli and international artists in order to stimulate cultural and artistic dialogue between past and present. The Museum offers a dynamic experience that encompasses the visual arts, design, architecture, performance, music, film, and theater. The Museum is a place where people can go to learn about and experience art. The Museum is committed to making sure that its exhibitions and events are accessible to a wide range of audiences. The Museum's educational program is designed to inspire new ways of learning with and through art. Address: The Golda Meir Cultural and Art Center, Sderot Sha'ul HaMelech 27, Tel Aviv-Yafo Phone: 03-607-7020

Sarona Market

Sarona Market

Sarona Market is a large indoor food market in Israel. There are many different booths selling different kinds of food from all around the world. You can find things like cheese, oil, dips, spreads, meat, fish, produce, wine, spices, coffee, tea, and more. Sarona Market is a place where you can try food from different chefs from Israel. You can pick whatever you want to eat and sit at a table with other people. While you're eating, you can listen to music.

Tel Aviv’s “White City” is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage

Tel Aviv’s “White City” is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage

Tel Aviv’s “White City” is a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been reclaimed so because of its unique collection of Bauhaus architecture. Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv is the city’s center for exploring, learning and experiencing this marvellous piece of culture. The Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv was created in 2000 in order to help people learn more about the architecture and culture of the "White City." The center has a gallery with different exhibits, offers tours of the city, and publishes books about the Bauhaus. They also work with other organizations to help achieve their goals. Tel Aviv is a city in Israel with a lot of old, cool buildings. The buildings are a special kind called "Bauhaus." People come from all over the world to see them. There's a special place in Tel Aviv where you can learn all about the Bauhaus buildings. The center also offers guided tours of the Bauhaus buildings in Tel Aviv, workshops, lectures and other events related to Bauhaus architecture and design. Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv 77 Dizengoff St. Tel Aviv, 6433249 Phone: +972-3-522-0249 E-mail: [email protected]

The Museum of the Jewish People Tel Aviv

The Museum of the Jewish People Tel Aviv

The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv opened to the public recently with interactive displays, films, and objects that cover the whole range of Jewish culture, history, and civilization. The museum is very big, with 6,700 square meters of space on three floors. The first floor, called "The Mosaic," is all about modern Jewish identity and culture. Some of the objects on display include the typewriter of Nobel Prize-winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, the guitar that Leonard Cohen played during his last concert in Israel, and the collar worn by late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Museum of the Jewish People is the largest and most comprehensive Jewish museum in the world. It is over 72,000 sq.ft., and it tells the story of Jews throughout the world, historically, from Abraham up until this day, and also in terms of the breadth of Jewish identity in terms of cultural beliefs. Some of the exhibits in the Jewish museum are about things that happened a long time ago. One of the exhibits is about a group of people who were forced to convert to Islam, but they kept their Judaism a secret. The women in the group used to wear special necklaces with a picture of Fatima on them. That way, if they were ever stopped and asked what they were doing, they could say they were just good Muslims. The museum is called "Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People". It was built to replace an old museum of the Jewish Diaspora. The new museum was built over the past 10 years and was funded by the State of Israel, the Nadav Foundation, and private philanthropy. The museum is intended to help people learn about the history and culture of the Jewish people. Address: Klausner St 15, Tel Aviv

The Carmel market

The Carmel market

The Carmel Market is the largest open market in Tel Aviv and the best place to buy fresh food and wonder around. Next to the market lies the Yemenite Vineyard, a small neighborhood with charming little streets and typical Yemenite restaurants. The Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel) is the biggest marketplace in Tel Aviv and a fun place to visit. In the Carmel market you can find just about anything for the lowest prices in town, including different kinds of bread, olives, dried fruits, spices and so on. It is also the best place to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fish and poultry. The clothing section is located next to Allenby Street, and you can surely find there a bargain or two. Just off the Carmel Market lies one of the most special neighborhoods in Tel Aviv. It is called Yemenite Vineyard (Kerem Hateymanim), originally formed in the beginning of the 20th century by the Jewish immigrants from Yemen. The municipality started renovating this area some 15 years ago, and walking through its narrow alleys and small houses is pretty inspiring. Accept for a walk in these charming little streets, you can make a stop in one of the small neighborhood restaurants. All of them serve traditional Yemenite cuisine, spiced with Hawhyedge, the most characteristic spice in the Yemenite kitchen. The neighborhood is located very close to the sea, so it can be a good stop on your way to or from the beach. Hotel Metropolitan at 11 Trumpeldor St. is just few minutes walk from the Carmel Market to the north. It is an affordable yet elegant lodging option next to the beach and the city center. Another nice hotel in this area is Sun City hotel at 9 Trumpeldor St., which is very well kept and quite intimate. It has a great location - next to the city's lively markets and shopping areas, and only 500 meters from the Mediterranean. Galileo Hotel, located in the heart of the Yemenite Quarter, one of Tel Aviv's first neighborhoods, is a picturesque hotel which will provide you with all the facilities of a budget accommodation in the best location. It is easy to find your way around the Carmel Market area using public transportation, because most buses have stops in the central Allenby Street. It is also located right off Shenkin St., which is another landmark you mustn't miss on your Tel Aviv visit.

Basel Street

Basel Street

Basel Street is one of the most popular places to sit and have a cup of coffee in Tel Aviv. In the middle of this small area there is a large square with shops and cafes scattered around it, and though there are no special attractions, the laid back atmosphere makes it a very pleasant area to sit and have a cup of coffee and a croissant in the morning or in the afternoon. Basel Street is considered to be a hangout area for the high society of Tel Aviv. The area itself is surrounded by parks and large trees, giving the location an isolated feel, few blocks away from the busy Dizengoff Street. The area offers a variety of shops, quality cafes and restaurants, including Japanese, Italian and Israeli cuisine, as well as a bar serving alcohol until late at night. Cafe Basel (42 Basel St.) is popular amongst the locals, serving basic menu and good coffee, right in the middle of the street. Alkalay (1 Alkalay St.) is another popular café with a casual atmosphere and regular customers. Arcaffe, in the middle of Basel square at 35 Basel St., is a self service café with excellent Italian coffee and delicious cakes and sandwiches, and Lulu (5 Alkalay St.), one block away, is yet another beautifully designed place with a lovely atmosphere. If you visit Basel Street, try to make a stop in one of the jewelry and gift shops scattered around the plaza. In the jewelry stores there's a wide selection of local and antique pieces, and in the lovely Del-Arte gift shop (9 Ashtory Hafarchi St.) there are some stunning handmade items.

Dizengoff

Dizengoff

Dizengoff St. is one of the longest and busiest Tel Aviv streets, and is one of its main culture, entertainment and shopping centers. Located just few blocks to the east from the Tel Aviv beach, it hosts a wide variety of fashion designers stores, coffee shops, the Beit Lessin Theater (101 Dizengoff St.) and the local attractions Kikar Dizengoff (Dizengoff Square) and the Dizengoff Center shopping mall. Dizengoff Center Dizengoff Center, a.k.a "The Center", located on the corner of Dizengoff St. and King George St., is a large shopping mall (with over 300 stores) offering almost everything - from designer shops to global chains (Zara, Pull & Bear, Aldo and many others), from fast food to consumer electronics, from entertainment (two multi-screen cinemas are located inside the Dizengoff Center complex: Lev cinemas & Dizengoff.) to health centers (2 gyms, one with a rooftop swimming pool!). Dizengoff Square is located in the middle of this long street and proudly displays its most famous artifact – a huge sculpture created by Yakov Agam which is actually a fountain with a moving display of fire and water and sometimes even music. Dizengoff Square is a meeting place for young (sometimes punk) crowd, and twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, it hosts the Creative Artists Fair which features local artists' works in wood, glass, ceramics, metal, as well as jewelry, painting, sculpture, New Age items and crafts of all kinds. Shopping As for shopping, Dizengoff St. has the best designer shops in Tel-Aviv. These shops are located steps from each other along the street, and offer wedding dresses, suites, shoes and more in a variety of styles and prices. To get the taste of it check out: Tovalé (220 Dizengoff St.), Gertrude (225 Dizengoff St.), Couple Of (203 Dizengoff St.), Catomenta (173 Dizengoff St.), Dorin Frankfurt (164 Dizengoff St), Ronen Chen (155 Dizengoff St.), Naama Bezalel (212 Dizengoff St.), Yosef (213 Dizengoff) and many others. All these shops offer very unique and creative articles, influenced largely by NY and London styles, yet with an Israeli touch. The prices are rather high, but when you're converting to dollars or Euros it sounds significantly less. Hotels Dizengoff naturally offers some nice lodging options: Hotel Cinema, at 1 Zamenhoff Street (on the corner of Kikar Dizengoff / Dizengoff Square), part of the Atlas hotel chain, is a stylish, non-pretentious conversion of one of the first Tel Aviv Cinemas, built in classic Bauhaus style in 1930. Hotel Cinema's décor includes touches of cinema nostalgia and well-appointed rooms. The rates start at $92 for double room per night, breakfast included. Center Hotel at 1 Zamenhoff Street (right across the Dizengoff Square from Hotel Cinema) is a new boutique hotel on Dizengoff Square. Also a part of Atlas Hotels, it is located in a historic Bauhaus building that was renovated in 2006 to preserve the special characteristics of "The White City" architectural style.

Ahad Haam & Nahmani streets

Ahad Haam & Nahmani streets

Ahad Haam & Nahmani streets are located in the heart of Tel Aviv, and you should make note of them as part of your "getting to know Tel Aviv" tour, either fitting them into your Rothschild Blvd excursion or dedicating them some time of their own. Ahad Haam (a.k.a Ehad Ha'am or Echad Ha'am) means "one of the people" and is the pen name of Asher Ginzberg, a Jewish Russian who was one of the founders of Zionism. The street named after him runs parallel to the famous Rothschild Blvd, and hosts a mix of restaurants, cafes, art galleries and more. It meets with Nahmani Street half way through, and continues towards north with similar offering of typical Tel Aviv Bauhaus buildings and great atmosphere. Some of the recommendations for this heart of Tel Aviv neighborhood include: Sightseeing Some of the nicer Bauhaus buildings of the city are located on Ahad Haam and Nahmani streets, so when you walk around the neighborhood, don't forget to look up and enjoy the wide porches, small windows and smooth lines of the International architectural design, which gave the city of Tel Aviv its "white city" UNESCO World Heritage site title. A landmark attraction for every walking tour is the Pagoda House on the corner of Nahmani and Montefiore streets, designed by architect Alexander Levy in 1925. Inspired by a cafe in the United States, the Pagoda House merges Oriental and Western styles. Since it's privately owned you won't be able to see it from the inside, but sitting on the lovely King Albert Square, just across the street, will allow you to appreciate it just the same. Coffee Shops The famous Café Tamar, which has been serving stale coffee to a mix of Israel's top politicians, journalists and artists for over 40 years, is located in the corner of Shenkin and Ahad Ha'am streets. A popular kosher coffee shop, Cafe Ginzburg, can be found at 55 Ahad H'aam St., and a small library-café, popular with local writers and artists is Café Noah, at 93 Ahad Ha’am St., where you can enjoy the small garden when the weather permits (which is almost all the time). Another great place to enjoy the morning sun is Café-bakery Ben Ami, at King Albert Square, 22 Nahmani St. Restaurants One of the best Italian restaurants in Tel Aviv is Pronto, at 26 Nahmani St., a "Trattoria Italiana" serving great seafood and typical dishes for two decades. Just around the corner is Café Noir at 43 Ahad Ha'am with huge breakfasts and large bistro food throughout the day. If you happen to be vegetarian, Mezze at 51 Ahad Ha'am is a small neighborhood joint just for you. Art Galleries Noga Gallery at 60 Ahad Ha'am St., Gallery 39 at 39 Nahmani St.

South Beach: Tel Aviv / Jaffa

South Beach: Tel Aviv / Jaffa

The "south beach" area, on the Tel Aviv/Jaffa border, includes quite a few attractions: great beaches, fabulous food, and even one historic museum. Whether you're touring the beach promenade or on your way to or from Jaffa - you'd want to get to know that area. The beach right on the border of Tel Aviv/Jaffa is Alma Beach, one of the most laid-back beaches in Tel Aviv that offers the beautiful view of the port and towers of Old Jaffa. The beach is relatively clean and untouched. There are sunshades and showers but no lifeguard, so be extra careful. There are no sun beds, but there is a sitting area with plastic chairs and tables which are part of the Alma Beach Kiosk, the beach extension of the up-scale restaurant Manta Ray. In the Kiosk you can order some of the restaurant's simpler dishes and nice cocktails. If we're already mentioning Manta Ray (Tel: +972-3-5174773), we must say that it offers fantastic view of the Mediterranean Sea and Old Jaffa and serves great seafood and fish dishes. Breakfasts are especially recommended and a drink with little Tapas on the Manta Ray porch during sunset is a Tel Aviv experience you can't beat. One of the most famous restaurants on the Tel Aviv/Jaffa border is Margaret Tayar's, at 4 Retsif Ha-Aliyah Shenei St. (Tel: +972-3-6824741 – it's recommended you call to check on opening hours because they tend to change with the weather and the mood). Margaret Tayar is an inspired cook who loves to see people enjoying her creations – as fish and other Mediterranean dishes there deserve to be called. We said an historic museum on the beach and we weren't kidding. The Etzel Museum 1947-1948 (Beit Gidi) is located right on South Herbert Samuel Promenade, (Tel:+972-3-5172044).  The Etzel was a paramilitary force that operated against both the British and the Arabs to win Jewish sovereignty, before being incorporated into the Israel Defense Force. This museum follows the campaign to 'liberate' Jaffa in a set of well organized exhibits and English translated materials. Right on the Tel Aviv/Jaffa border you'll find the luxurious hotels Dan Panorama and the David Intercontinental. Both offer a great view of the beach and the Mediterranean, of Old Jaffa on one end and the Tel Aviv skyline on the other - A great view to start your day with.

Florentine – a hip neighborhood in the southern part of Tel Aviv

Florentine – a hip neighborhood in the southern part of Tel Aviv

Florentine is a very hip neighborhood in the southern part of Tel Aviv. It has lively nightlife and a wide selection of bars, cafes and nightclubs, which attract young as well as more mature crowd. Florentine is located between Neve Tzedek and Jaffa, and is named after David Florentine, a Zionist leader from Greece, and the founding father of the neighborhood, back in 1927. Metushelach Restaurant in Florentine Florentine has been attracting many young residents for the last decade. First they used to come there because it was simply cheaper than the center of the city, but nowadays Florentine is considered to be a center for young artists and musicians, who create a village-like atmosphere. At the same time, some of the old traditional spirit of Florentine remains and many small synagogues can be spotted, as a symbol for the mixture of old and new this neighborhood possess. Florentine is a lively quarter which offers selection of long-established small family restaurants.  Elimelech (43 Ha'aliya St.) has been known since 1936 for its traditional Jewish food, and other small restaurants are all around the place. Another culinary must in Florentine is the small bakeries scattered throughout the area, which serve delicious Borekas (filled pastries) and other traditional snacks. In the morning Florentine acts as a busy commercial center, but at sunset the worn out streets turn into a nightlife center. Some of the best nightclubs and bars of the city are located in Florentine. "Haoman 17" nightclub (88 Abarbanel St.) hosts some of the best dance Djs in the world every weekend. Other options include live rock bands at the "BarbY" (52 Kibbutz Galuyot St.), live Reggae acts at the "Slow Moshe" (4 Hamechoga St.) and many more. Finding bars in Florentine is quite an easy task. You can visit "Bugsy" (26 Florentine St.), which serves great breakfasts at daytime, "Lenny's" (7 Vital St.), which is the residents' favorite, or what seems to be the last "Rockers" bar in Tel Aviv, "Satchmo" (6 Vital St.) The closest hotels to Florentine are Dan Panorama and David Intercontinental, located next to the beach, just minutes away from this hip artistic nightlife center.

Lilinblum Street – central nightlife area

Lilinblum Street – central nightlife area

The Lilinblum Street area is known to offer a wide selection of trendy bars. This central nightlife area is located in the southern part of the city, between the end of Rothschild Boulevard and Neve Tzedek, and has numerous bars one next to the other. The new Nanutchka Nanutchka (28 Lilinblum Street.) is one of Tel Aviv’s most famous and popular bar-restaurants. The design and dishes served are Georgian-influenced, which means a unique Eastern European feel. The bar itself is not large, and is surrounded by couple of small tables. This place is very popular amongst residents, so if you want to find a sit you'd better come as early as possible. Abraxas (40 Lilinblum St.) is another well-established institute. It was opened more than a decade ago (centuries in terms of nightlife in Tel Aviv), and it is still very popular. Abraxas has a unique-shaped bar with many corners, which makes it a good place to have a conversation, although music levels are pretty loud. The bar is surrounded by sofas and small tables, and the place is always packed with a pretty diverse crowd. Lilinblum 22 is a better choice for those who prefer their beer in darker and a bit sleazier atmosphere. The bar is not big, and the music, mostly electronic, is loud. It is a good option for a solitary drinking evening on the bar or for looking around for some company. On the other side of Lilinblum Street there are two well-known bars, side by side - Shesek and Mishmish (17 Lilinblum Street). Though both share the same owners and are both named after local fruits, they are pretty different from one another. Shesek is for the younger crowd, and is more of a lounge bar, while Mishmish has two cool bars and the crowd is more mature and stylish. If you are looking for the heart of the drinking culture of Tel Aviv, you will find it right here, in the Lilinblum Street area.

Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian walkway

Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian walkway

The Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian walkway holds a festival of arts, crafts and street performances every Tuesday and Friday between 10AM and 5PM. You can find there quite a selection of toys, jewelry and Judaica items, painted ceramics and different articles, souvenirs and gifts. Besides the craft stands, many artists, including musicians, theater actors, fortune tellers and others, perform street acts during these hours, so even if you are not in a shopping mood, you might still have fun visiting there, especially on Friday afternoons. The Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian walkway is a fun place to visit on other weekdays as well. You can catch a light bite to eat at one of the cafés, shop in some of the many textile shops or visit one of the finer restaurants. Carmela banachala (Hatavor 46 St.) is situated at the edge of the shopping area of Nachalat Binyamin and offers a fine selection of fresh seafood and meat. This bistro is located at a beautiful restored building, and allows the diners to enjoy their meal in a hospitable atmosphere. Agadir bar burger (2 Nachalat Binyamin St.) claims to have one of the city's finest burgers. It is nothing like a fast food joint, but rather an extremely popular restaurant which is open till very late. Located in the heart of Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian walkway, Agadir offers a comfortable setting, good music and tasty food. Hamitbahon (18 Rabi Akiva St.) is a small homemade food restaurant in the crossing point of the Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian' walkway and the Carmel market. It is a small and authentic black-board restaurant, with traditional Israeli and North African dishes, including Cuscus, tahini and beans, all in very affordable prices. Another fun option for a cold beer nearby is the Minzar bar (the Monastery) at 60 Allenby St., known for its unorthodox opening hours. It hosts varied clientele, both locals and tourists, and has an-interesting play-list most of the time.

Tel Aviv port – Night Time, busiest nightlife center of the city

Tel Aviv port – Night Time, busiest nightlife center of the city

The Tel Aviv port was shut down in the 60's as an active sea port, and was awaken in the 80's as a nightlife and water sports center. Nowadays it is the busiest nightlife area of the city. Some of its bars and clubs are certainly worth a visit even just to get a glance of the crowded mingling scene of Tel Aviv's nightlife. The biggest club in the Tel Aviv port area is TLV. It used to be one of the city's nightlife scene leaders for years, but has no fixed schedule anymore. TLV still holds parties every once in a while, playing mostly house and trance music, so if you consider yourself a clubber, you might want to check if there's a party there during your stay. The club itself is equipped with a state of the art sound and lighting systems, and has a sea front section with cool vibes. Whisky-a-go go, one of the hottest bars in Tel Aviv, is just nearby. This is where Israel's famous actors, models, athletes and celebrities come to eat, drink and mingle. Whisky-a-go go is a mixture of a lounge, a dance bar and a dining place. After midnight, the atmosphere there changes, while trendy DJs lift up the energy level. Another trendy place is Shalvata (which means peace or tranquility), named after a famous mental institution in Israel. Shalvata Offers a relaxed atmosphere, good music and superior view of the Mediterranean, accompanied by friendly service, though it tends to get very crowded on summer weekends and holidays. Galina is another Mega-bar at the Tel Aviv port which is friendly, well designed and usually quite packed. It is built around a round bar that occupies most of the space, a design that makes it a good place to meet people and mingle. There are many other bars in the Tel Aviv port and there's always enough parking. You can also take a bus all the way to the north end of Dizengoff and just follow the crowd, on their way for another night of drinking and dancing till dawn.

Tel Aviv port – Day Time

Tel Aviv port – Day Time

Though not active as a port anymore, the old port of Tel Aviv is a very lively part of the city, day or night. It is where the first immigrants' ships landed, and though it was shut down in the 60's as an active sea port, it was awaken again in the 80's as a nightlife and water sports center. The Tel Aviv port today is a great place to hang out, eat or take a walk along the old pier. The center of the Tel Aviv port is a small area packed with great restaurants and few bars and nightclubs. It is definitely worth a visit during the day in spring, summer or one of the many sunny winter days. Some of the best seafood restaurants in Tel Aviv are located here, most of which are open during the day, and offer great view of the Mediterranean, relaxed atmosphere and business menus. Mul-Yam (Tel: 03-5469920) is a superb seafood restaurant that was chosen in 2003 as one of the top 140 restaurants in the world. Prices there match their flavor, so it is pretty expensive, yet it's recommended to visit Mul-Yam at least once, especially during the day when there's an opportunity to enjoy the sea view. Gilly's (Tel: 03-6057777) is another great option, and is well known for its excellent breakfasts, served every day till 5PM. Another option for some great seafood in front of the water in the Tel Aviv port is Boya (Tel: 03-5446166). It is a great restaurant, though again, not for low budget visitors. During the day the Tel Aviv port is a great place to visit and enjoy the beautiful view, the laid back atmosphere and the excellent seafood restaurants. Hotels that are located very close to the Port are: The Port Hotel Tel Aviv The Grand Beach Hotel The Tal Hotel

Old Jaffa

Old Jaffa

Old Jaffa is one of the most ancient cities in the world, with over 4,000 years of history. The Old Jaffa port is one of the most ancient ports in the world, and the control over which had been shifted from one ruler to the other for many centuries. Each of them - Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Greek, Roman or French - has left his own unique mark on the city. You can sense it while traveling the narrow lanes of the city and witnessing its unique charm. Nowadays these small arched alleys, named after the zodiac's signs, are filled with artists' quarters, studios and art galleries, as well as Judaica, archaeology items and jewelry shops. Not surprisingly, Old Jaffa is one of Israel's major tourist attractions and surely one of Tel Aviv's most romantic spots. The best way to start exploring Old Jaffa is by walking down the beach promenade, which offers lovely views of Tel-Aviv beaches and skyline, southward from the "drums-beach". From there you will reach the old port that has great view of the city and a beautiful authentic pier. If you keep walking down the southernmost side of the port area, you will find a ship graveyard. Otherwise, walk up the stairs from the old port and reach Kedumim Square, in the center of the old city. In Kedumim Square you will find the ancient Jaffa museum and a tourist information center. Right next to Kedumim square is a small park with sculptures of Israeli artists, spectacular views of the Mediterranean and a lovely romantic atmosphere. Another recommended walk is towards the Clock Square and the Clock Tower. It was built in the Ottoman period in the beginning of the 20th century and became the center of Old Jaffa. It is located right in the middle of the city's markets, next to the Flea Market and many small shops that offer practically everything you may want to take back home as a souvenir.

Rabin Square Tel Aviv

Rabin Square Tel Aviv

Rabin Square is the main open public square of Tel Aviv, and is typically used for art exhibitions, independence-day celebrations and large rallies and demonstrations. The most famous of which was the peace rally on the night of November 5th 1995, at the end of which Yitzhak Rabin, the Prime Minister of Israel, was assassinated. Shortly afterwords, the square was renamed, and a monument was built on the north-eastern corner, where Rabin was shot. At the top of the stairs leading to the city hall entrance, Rabin's last speech from the rally is engraved in Hebrew, Arabic and English. Until today, a small group called "the peace guards" gathers there every Friday at noontime to pay respect to the late much missed leader. On the southern part of Rabin Square you'll find a sculpture designed by Yigal Tumerkin, a famous Israeli artist, in memory of the Holocaust victims. On the northern part of the square you'll find the city hall building, next to the "Gan Hair" shopping mall. The street bordering the eastern side of Rabin Square is Ibn Gvirol, which is one of the main streets of the city. This street is a popular Tel Aviv landmark, crowded with many outdoor cafes, which remain lively until late at night. There are many places to sit and have a drink around Rabin Square, most famous of which is the Brasserie at 70 Ibn Gvirol Street. Brasserie was opened a couple of years ago and soon became one of the most successful restaurants in Tel Aviv. It is open 24 hours, and offers a French Bistro cuisine in Middle Eastern surroundings. There are special menus for every hour of the day and night, and the service is friendly.

Ramat Hahayal

Ramat Hahayal

Ramat hahayal, located at the north-eastern part of Tel Aviv, is a nightlife center with many bars, fine restaurants and a live performances club. Ramat Hahayal is an industrial Hi-Tech area at the north-eastern part of Tel Aviv. In recent years, this area became a nightlife center, and many new bars and restaurants were opened there. It is where wealthy young people come to spend time, so the atmosphere is pretty elegant. Recently a new Hotel was opened by the Fattal Hotel chain -  Leonardo Boutique Hotel Tel Aviv, designed with  a brilliant collision of influences from the modern to the Renaissance which suffuses the hotel with a mysterious, magical and bohemian atmosphere. The hotel offers a total of 167 rooms, including seven disabled rooms, 17 suites including one Presidential Suite, two Deluxe Suites and seven Junior Suites. A professional business lounge, a gym, three conference rooms and an unique bar are waiting on the 9th floor. The Zappa Club (24 Raul Valenberg St., Tel: 03-6499550) in Ramat Hahayal hosts live performances every night of the week, mainly of local rock musicians. The atmosphere in most concerts is not too wild, and the performances take place while people are sitting around their table and chewing on snacks. The Zappa Club Ramat Hahayal If Irish pubs are what you crave, check out Leo Bloom's (24 Raul Valenberg St.), a traditional Irish pub in Ramat Hahayal. In Leo Bloom's you will find friendly atmosphere, Irish dark beers and traditional snacks. Sometimes there are live performances of local artists there, and all major sports events are projected on large screens. Moses (26 Habarzel St.) is an elegant grill bar that claims to serve the best hamburgers in the city. It serves other dishes too, but if you choose to sit there you must try the "Art-burger", which is superb. If you are looking for pasta, one of the best Italian restaurants in town is nearby. Pasta Mia (34 Habarzel St.) in Ramat Hahayal serves great fresh pasta and good wine in reasonable prices. If you prefer sweets, you should pay a visit to Max Brenner at 23 Habarzel St., a chocolate bar that serves also main dishes and alcohol. Even if you choose not to sit there, treat yourself with a small pack to take back to your hotel. It is definitely worth the trip.

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University

A short visit to Tel Aviv University in Ramat Aviv, a neighborhood in the north of Tel Aviv, can be a fun experience, thanks to the lively campus atmosphere and some of the interesting buildings scattered around. Tel Aviv University is the biggest university in Israel and the biggest Jewish center for academic studies in the world. One of the main attractions here is the Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, a.k.a as Beth Hatefutsoth. It tells the story of 2,500 years of Jewish history since the expulsion from the land of Israel until the present day. The Jewish existence in different parts of the world is expressed in 3D reconstructions, documentary films, audio-visual shows and other forms of media. The permanent exhibition covers three floors and shows the daily life of Jewish people in the Diaspora. Telling this special story, Beth Hatefutsoth has evolved into far more than a museum - it touches the lives of Jews throughout the world, and as such is truly worthy of the "Museum of the Jewish People" title. Another interesting building is the Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Center. This unique building is marked by twin columns, containing an orthodox synagogue and an auditorium. These columns symbolize the attempt to bridge the secular and religious streams in current Israeli society. Tel-Aviv University runs a guided campus tour every Monday. The tour reviews Israeli architecture as demonstrated throughout the campus, including styles, international influences, stories of buildings and architects and landscape design. Outside the campus Territory of Tel Aviv University there is another attraction - since a part of the university was built on a hill, the eastern entrance offers visitors some great panoramic views of the northern end of the city. It is definitely a nice spot to end this part of your tour. Description: A journey to Tel Aviv university campus offers the Jewish Diaspora museum, the Cymbalista Synagogue and a nice panoramic view of the northern end of the city.

Tel Aviv Beaches – The religious beach

Tel Aviv Beaches – The religious beach

The religious beach is the only beach in Tel Aviv that has separate bathing days for men and women, and is a great option for those who prefer a more restrained beach atmosphere. There is one beach in Tel Aviv that has separate bathing days for men and women, in order to respond to the needs of the religious community. It is named "the religious beach" (Hof Hadatiyim), sometimes referred to as "The Separate Beach" as well, and is surrounded by a high wall which isolates it from the neighboring beaches. This is a good option for those who prefer single sex bathing or restrained beach atmosphere. Not only religious people take advantage of this unique and usually not too crowded beach. Women's days tend to attract many of Tel Aviv's non religious females as well, who sometime prefer to enjoy their sunbath uninterrupted by male company. Shalom Howard Johnson (216 Hayarkon St., ), a modern five-story building with balconies towards the Mediterranean and Independence Park, is the nearest hotel. It is pretty basic but has a restaurant and a pub, which offers live music almost every evening. The Marina hotel is pretty close as well, located on top of Kikar Atarim square, which is a popular hangout place for tourists during the summer months. The Marina (167 Hayarkon St., ) is located in the center of Tel Aviv's luxury hotel strip, and offers a combination of convenient location and comfortable lodging. The rooms at the Marina were recently renovated and its guests enjoy an underground parking lot, which is a rare and helpful feature for guests in the city. The religious beach area is a central location for a Tel Aviv visit. Even if you choose to stay elsewhere, try to visit there once. Your chances to witness a similar beach elsewhere are pretty scarce.

The Trumpeldor Cemetery

The Trumpeldor Cemetery

The Trumpeldor Cemetery is the first cemetery of Tel Aviv, and it is where many of the national Zionist leaders and famous Israeli artists are buried. For an historic journey in the center of Tel Aviv you should pay a visit to the Trumpeldor Cemetery at 19 Trumpeldor Street. The cemetery is named After Yosef Trumpeldor, a famous Russian Jewish war hero from the beginning of the 20th century, and is the first cemetery of the city and where many of its founding fathers, as well as central Zionist and cultural figures, are buried. Like many old cemeteries, the Trumpeldor Cemetery tells the story of Tel Aviv and its people in the past and present. The Trumpeldor cemetery was built in 1902 in the southern part of Tel-Aviv by Shimon Rokach, one of the city's founders and leaders, seven years before the foundation of the city itself. Since then, is has become a pantheon for major politicians and figures of Zionist movements, as well as Israeli artists and authors. Once visiting there, look for a relatively small area in which you will find the gravestones of some of the famous national figures of the country. Amongst others, you will spot the gravestone of the national poet Bialik, the city's first legendary mayor Arlozorov, some famous Zionist leaders, such as Sheinkin and Nordao, and some famous poets and writers, like Tshernichovski and Ahad Ha’Am. In many ways, the Trumpeldor cemetery is where the city's streets come back to life, and if you visit there a couple of days after wondering around the city center, surely you will recognize many of these names. Hotel Metropolitan is located on the very same street, at 11 Trumpeldor St. It is an affordable yet elegant lodging option right next to the beach and is very close to the city center. A second hotel in this area is the Sun City hotel, at 9 Trumpeldor St., which is very well kept and quite intimate. It has great location, too - right next to the city's lively markets and shopping areas, and only 500 meters from the Mediterranean promenade.

Tel Aviv Business travel

Tel Aviv Business travel

Tel Aviv offers a wide selection of business services throughout the city, including secretariat services, dry cleaning and Wi-Fi access, to make your Tel Aviv business travel as convenient as possible. There is a wide selection of business services throughout Tel Aviv, and most of the hotels provide secretariat services as well as dry cleaning and WI-Fi access, to make your Tel Aviv business travel as convenient as possible. Business travelers enjoy up-to-date technology in most of Tel Aviv's hotels. All 4-star and 5-stars hotels have business lounges with services such as Internet, fax machines, printers, typing and basic translations. In addition, there are three digital business centers of Kwik-Copy in Tel Aviv, offering efficient business solutions and services. They are located at 50 Ehad Ha'am Street, at 1 King David St. (next to Kikar Rabin), and at building No. 6 in Kiryat Atidim. Your Tel Aviv business travel is trouble-free also when it comes to Wi-Fi access. The city has many hotspots with Wi-Fi services for laptop users, most of them are offered free of charge to clients. Wi-Fi services are offered by hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as in gas stations, parks and shopping malls. The Atlas hotels chain offers unlimited and free of charge Wi-Fi services in Tal Hotel, Melody Hotel, City Hotel, Cinema Hotel, Art + Hotel and Center Hotel. Additional business hotels are: Grand court, Savoy hotel, Mercure Tel Aviv. In coffee shop chains, such as Arcaffè, Aroma, Coffee-To-Go and Ilan's, there are free wireless services, and you can find these services in convenience stores and gas stations as well, such as the Yellow chain, and in Dizengoff center shopping mall. All of the above mentioned hotels and most of other business hotels in the city offer dry cleaning services. In addition, there are numerous laundry places in Tel Aviv, most of which offer regular and dry cleaning services and free of charge delivery service. The central "Tip-Top Clean" at 242 Ben-Yehuda Street provides cleaning, laundry and ironing and offers free delivery service. "KvisKal" has two central branches for dry cleaning and laundry at 103 Ben-Yehuda Street and at 97 King George Street. There are many other dry cleaning places in Tel Aviv, so wherever you are staying during your Tel Aviv business travel, it won't take you over a minute to find one.

Yad Harutzim nightlife center in downtown Tel Aviv

Yad Harutzim nightlife center in downtown Tel Aviv

Yad Harutzim is probably not the best place to visit during the day, when it offers the not-too-sexy blend of auto repair shops, noisy multi-lane roads and old office buildings. But when the sun goes down, this area becomes one of the city's nightlife centers. Restaurants are packed, bars are massive and the nightclubs are lined one next to the other. Some of the biggest names in the city's nightlife scene are located here, and some excellent restaurants too, so if it's past 7 PM, it is definitely an area worth a visit. When it comes to the combination of casual atmosphere, great food and superb design the Coffee Bar (13 Yad Harutzim St., Tel 03-6889696) is probably among the best places to dine in Tel Aviv. This mostly French cuisine bistro is accompanied by a rich wine list and friendly service, in what is often referred to as one of the best casual restaurants in the country. Another culinary treat nearby is Vince and Tamar (10 Hazfira St., Tel: 03-6390407), which is an industrial-chic Italian restaurant. You will find no formal menus here, but daily specials listed on a blackboard. The moderate prices are more than reasonable for your diner value. Yad Harutzim hosts many nightclubs in a pretty condensed area. The Dome is one of the city's well established Mega-clubs, usually playing house and techno music. Prices are not cheap, but you will get your money's worth if Mega-Clubs are your cup of tea. Nearby are the SO and the VOX nightclubs, both offering the same type of music to similar crowd, happy and friendly (especially after a couple of drinks). If the underground scene and some experimental music are your thing, Café Barzilay is a smaller club that frequently hosts great DJs from abroad. Sometimes there are live performances of alternative Israeli artists too. If you're looking for mega-bars, mega-clubs or good restaurants in a downtown atmosphere, then Yad Harutzim is the place for you to visit. Bare in mind that traffic is pretty crowded there so you'd better come with Sherut (service) shared taxis, which has stops nearby on its way to the Central Bus Station. More about Tel Aviv bars and night life >>

Yehuda HaMaccabi Street

Yehuda HaMaccabi Street

Yehuda HaMaccabi Street is a chic area in the northern part of Tel Aviv, stretching from Ibn Gvirol Street in the west to the Bavli neighborhood in the east. It used to be quite the family residential area but has changed a lot in recent years to become one of the most desired real estate spots in Tel Aviv. The area has many small cafes, restaurants and chic stores, all accompanied by a laid back atmosphere. In the northern part of Yehuda HaMaccabi Street lies a charming little square named Milano square. Milano square is a great place to sit and have a cup of coffee in one of the small trendy cafes scattered around the square. Zurik (4 Yehuda HaMaccabi St.) is the most famous of which - it is quite small but has many tables outdoors on the sidewalk, facing the green plaza. Visiting there is especially recommended during weekends. In the eastern part of the street there are many other small cafes. Lehem Erez (73 Yehuda HaMaccabi St.), a chain of boutique bread shops, is a nice option for some great coffee and gourmet bakery and sandwiches, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (57 Yehuda HaMaccabi St.) serves quality coffee and different sorts of teas in a quiet atmosphere. If you are looking for lively atmosphere and younger crowd, visit Metropolis (53 Yehuda HaMaccabi St.) in the corner of Yehuda HaMaccabi St. and Weitzman St. Metropolis is one of the only places in this area that remains open till late at night and has a working bar with younger clientele. Yehuda HaMaccabi Street has many other small attractions. Only few meters from Milano Square you will see the very peaceful "Villa Spa" (10 Yehuda HaMaccabi St.), where you can spoil yourself with all sorts of body treatments. If you are in a shopping mode, Bourdeaux (24Veidat Katovich St.) is a unique antique store with imported items from England's markets, including furniture, fabrics and jewelry.

Hayarkon Park Tel Aviv

Hayarkon Park Tel Aviv

Located at the north end of the city, Hayarkon Park is the largest public park in Tel Aviv and one of the most famous parks in Israel. It is a kind of a "central park" in the north of Tel Aviv, but even bigger. Alongside trees and greenery, the Yarkon River is streaming through this giant park, which is the major urban retreat inside of the city, along with the Tel Aviv beaches, off course. Hayarkon Park is a perfect chill out place for couples and is full with children and family activities. The eastern part of the park is much wider and has many all-family activity centers. The western part of the park is narrower, less family-oriented, and is a better choice for chill out seekers, especially on weekends, when the rest of the park tends to be packed. Hayarkon Park is jam-packed with family activities, therefore a great place to hang out with your children. Cycling is probably the best way to explore the park, which has a network of small trails and places to rent bicycles. It is flat in most parts, making cycling with children pretty easy. For the ones wishing to explore the park through the river, there are few rental places that offer paddle boats, kayaks, and small motor boats, both in the river and the artificial lake in the north-eastern part of the park. Other family activities include a miniature golf field at the north river bank and Tel Aviv's largest amusement park, the "Lunapark", with rollercoasters, pirate ships and other facilities just across the road. In the north bank of Hayarkon Park you will find the "Sportec", a large sports center with basketball and rollerblades courts and several soccer fields. It also has a wall climbing facility with all the necessary gear, guidance and security measures. When it comes to family activities and chilling out in the city, it is difficult to beat the Hayarkon Park.. Though many people visit the park every weekend, it is large enough and has many corners and activities for you to find exactly what you're looking for, whether it's cycling, paddling by boat, traveling or chilling out.

Gan Hahashmal one of the coolest neighborhoods in Tel Aviv

Gan Hahashmal one of the coolest neighborhoods in Tel Aviv

Gan Hahashmal (Electricity Garden) is one of the coolest neighborhoods in Tel Aviv. Once the location of Tel Aviv's central power plant, followed by few dark years, in which this small park surrounded by elegant, late-Ottoman-era houses hosted some of the city's alternative activities, it now houses some Tel Aviv’s indie-fashion crowd who chose to live, work, create and party there. The Collective 6940 is a group of designers who settled into the Gan HaHashmal area with their design studios and stores that inhabit the few blocks around the central garden. The group is also responsible for several cultural events throughout the year, offering live music, dancing, group yoga, art exhibitions and - shopping. The Gan Hahashmal miniature quarter, spreading between the streets of Allenby, Yehuda Halevy, Barzilay & Hahashmal, boasts of cutting-edge boutiques, studios of apparel and accessory designers, restaurants, cafes and nighttime entertainment options. Some of the most recommended are: Bar & Music: Levontin 7 is the name (and address) of one of the coolest bars-music venue in Tel Aviv. Now in its 2nd year, it hosts a wide selection of eclectic music performances of local and foreign Rock, Jazz and Indie musicians and bands. To find our more, you can go to - http://www.myspace.com/levontine7 (Tel: 972-3-5605084). Shopping: Uzbek-born Helena Blaunstein designs an eclectic women’s clothing line for her store Frau Blau (8 HaHashmal St.; 972-3-5601735; www.fraublau.com). With their vibrant colors, patchwork patterns, and fitted, feminine shapes, her clothes have a vintage edge paired with a decidedly 21st-century playfulness.

Ha’arbaa Street – Tel Aviv culinary center

Ha’arbaa Street – Tel Aviv culinary center

Ha'arbaa St. is a Tel Aviv culinary center in addition to hosting Cinematheque Tel Aviv, the best theater in the city and the home of well known international film festivals. Haarbaa Street offers a mix of "body & soul" – the acclaimed Cinematheque Tel Aviv is located on one end of this not-long street, while the rest of it hosts some of Tel Aviv's greatest restaurants and bars. Cinematheque Tel Aviv shows films of different genres and tastes, from Classical works of the finest directors, to contemporary mainstream filmmakers, and of course a wide selection of experimental and avant-garde pieces. Cinematheque Tel Aviv hosts several film festivals throughout the year, including the Comics and Caricature Festival in August, the International Student Film Festival in June, the DocAviv Documentary Film Festival in March, Icon Festival for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Role-Playing films and several foreign film festivals (Australian, British, French, Thai, Indian, Russian and Brazilian). Cinematheque Tel Aviv is located at 2 Sprinzak St on the Haarbaa St. Tel: +972-3-6060800. As for your culinary options, there are more than you can count. For Mediterranean favorites try Pahsa at 8 Ha'arbaa St. which offers authentic Turkish Kosher cuisine or Levontini at 18 Ha'arbaa. Seafood lovers should visit Kazanki at 16 Ha'arbaa, a nice restaurant and bar offering great variety in very attractive prices. For Sushi, don't miss Unami at 18 Ha'arbaa, a pretty fancy (and expensive) Japanese restaurant. For great atmosphere and Tapas, Tapeo at 16 Ha'arbaa is your place. And it ain't over yet - Odeon offers great steaks and Hamburgers, and the trendiest of them all - Messa Tel Aviv, at 19 Ha'arbaa, Chef Aviv Moshe's personal restaurant, with a design that was featured in world magazines and food to match its fame. There are several coffee shops on Ha'arbaa street as well, and if you walk a few steps to Hahashmonaim street (just around the block), you'll be able to find several additional restaurants and cafes, plus one of Tel Aviv's greatest wine stores, Derech Hayayin (Wine Road) at 93 HaHashmonaim and Lechamim, one of the best bakeries in town.

Tel Aviv museums

Tel Aviv museums

Tel Aviv offers a wide variety of museums and galleries covering extensive types and periods from classical to contemporary art, local artists to foreign artisans, historical societies and more. The Tel Aviv Museum The Tel Aviv Museum is Israel's main art museum, hosting more than half a million visitors annually and offering a dynamic program of changing and permanent exhibitions, in addition to exciting cultural programs of classical and jazz music, performance arts, lecture series, special events, children's programs, dance, and cinema. The Tel Aviv Museum includes an outdoor sculpture garden and a youth wing. The Tel Aviv Museum is located 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd. Tel: +972-3-6077020. Fax: +972-3- 6958099. Opening Hours: Sunday - closed. Monday, Wednesday: 10AM-4PM. Tuesday, Thursday: 10AM-10PM. Friday: 10AM-2PM. Saturday: 10AM-4PM. The Eretz Israel Museum & Planetarium The Eretz Israel Museum & Planetarium is a multi-disciplinary museum focusing on the history and culture of the Land of Israel through permanent and temporary exhibits in archaeology, ethnography, folklore, Judaica, cultural history and local identity, traditional crafts and practical arts. This Tel Aviv Museum includes an expansive garden surrounding an ancient mound rich in archaeological treasures found in the heart of the museum complex. The Planetarium hosts the “Voyage through the Universe” show. The Eretz Israel Museum is located at 2 Haim Levanon St., Ramat Aviv. Tel: +972-3- 6415244. Opening Hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 10AM-4PM. Thursday: 10AM-8PM. Friday & Saturday: 10AM-2PM.

Rothschild Blvd one of Tel Aviv’s central boulevards

Rothschild Blvd one of Tel Aviv’s central boulevards

Rothschild Blvd is one of Tel Aviv's central boulevards, spreading from Neve Tzedek in its south-western end to Habima, the national theater, in the north. It's a wide street with a designated promenade for pedestrians and bicycle as its centerpiece; around it you'll find a variety of cafés, restaurants, kiosks, and some of Tel Aviv's most impressive Bauhaus architecture, at the heart of the "White City", the name given to this UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003. You can spend few lovely hours walking around Rothschild Blvd, mixing a bit of people-watching, resting on one of the promenade's benches, sipping great coffee in Bar Rothschild (8 Rothschild Blvd) or Under The Tree (10 Rothschild Blvd), or sitting in one of the most popular restaurants in Tel Aviv scattered all around. If you're interested in some history, the Eliahu Golomb House (Beit Hagana – the Israel Defense Forces Museum) is located at 23 Rothschild Blvd. This small museum tells the history of Jewish defense from the days of the "Hashomer" organization until the establishment of the Israel Defense Force. If you're more of an artistic type, don't miss the many galleries along the boulevard: Sommer gallery at 13 Rothschild Blvd and Julie M. at 10 Bezalel Yafe St. (right off the boulevard), among others. For culinary purposes, you've come to the right place. A wide selection of restaurants are available, from Japanese cuisine (Yakimono at 19 Rothschild Blvd, Sushido at 15 Rothschild Blvd), Italian (Cantina at 71 Rothschild Blvd, Fabiana at 64 Rothschild Blvd), microbrewery (Brewhouse at 11 Rothschild Blvd) to Hamburgers (Mose's at 35 Rothschild Blvd, which continuously wins the "Best Tel Aviv Hamburger award"). For desert, don't miss Max Brenner's Chocolate Bar, at 45 Rothschild Blvd.

Shenkin Street – one of the most popular Tel Aviv streets

Shenkin Street – one of the most popular Tel Aviv streets

Shenkin (Sheinkin) St. has been considered a local attraction for over 20 years, and one of the most popular Tel Aviv tourist attractions. The street that epitomized the "Tel Aviv Spirit" and from which the most exciting mainstream and alternative music, theater and dance groups emerged during the 80s, has become more conservative in recent years, but still offers some of the best Tel Aviv stores and coffee shops. A proof of its lasting popularity can be found in its recent portrayal as the background (if not an actual character) in the successful Eytan Fox & Gal Uchovsky feature film – The Bubble (2006). Not ready to give up its mythic status in the Tel Aviv consciousness, and since very little of the culture center's fame has actually remained in the street, a massive amount of great stores and cafes have managed to keep that ever stimulating street alive. If it is clothes shopping you're looking for, you've come to the right place. Some of the leading Israeli designers chose Shenkin for their stores: Ronen Chen (49 Sheinkin St.), Naama Bezalel and Banot – Lulu Liam (40 Sheinkin St.) are just few examples. For accessories and jewelry don't miss the world famous jewelry designer Michal Negrin (37 Sheinkin St.) or Daniella Lehavi (35 Sheinkin St.), who's famous for her leather bags and shoes. Not quite ready to give up on culture? Pay a visit to Krembo, the ever-trendy music shop on 18 Shenkin St. The Western part of Shenkin, closer to the Carmel Market and Allenby, features many shoe stores, among which you'll find some global brands as well (Camper, Aldo & Adidas, to name a few) but with all the original Israeli offerings, why bother? By now you probably need to sit down and calm down a bit. A nice place to catch your breath is Ginat Shenkin, the tiny park located half way thru the street. Another option is one of the many coffee shops, starting from one of the Tel Aviv cultural landmarks – Café Tamar (57 Sheinkin St.) that has been serving stale coffee to a mix of Israel's top politicians, journalists and artists for over 40 years. Sus Etz (20 Sheinkin St.) and Aroma (30 Sheinkin St.) are other options for a nice coffee break. But if you're slightly hungrier than that, don't miss Orna and Ella, without a doubt the best restaurant on the street. Virtual tour of Shenkin Street >>

Tel Aviv City – A Worldwide Metropolis

Tel Aviv City – A Worldwide Metropolis

Tel Aviv is a worldwide business center, less than century years old, Tel Aviv today is a busy metropolis and a worldwide business center. It is a home for Israel's largest companies and for numerous branches of the world's leading enterprises. Traveling around the industrial zones in Tel-Aviv and its surroundings reveals modern buildings of renowned firms, such as Microsoft, Cisco, Google, IBM, Check Point, Better Place and many more. Being the third biggest country in the world in high-tech industry and start-up development especially internet companies , Israel, and Tel-Aviv in particular, is a world leader in various fields and, and a place of interest for many investors from around the globe. The city's landscape is dotted with well-designed skyscrapers, holding Internet and software companies, a diamond cutting center and the country's stock exchange.

Tel Aviv – World Heritage Site

Tel Aviv – World Heritage Site

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, proclaimed " The White City", the unique urban and historical fabric of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, as a World Cultural Heritage site. By this proclamation, the world recognized the special architectural qualities of the buildings, streets, squares and avenues of Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv, the first Hebrew city in modern times, was founded in 1909 and was built on the sand dunes north of the ancient port city of Jaffa. Its style was innovative, tailored to the needs of its residents, to their life styles and the climatic conditions of the region. "The White City", the world's largest grouping of buildings in the International Style, also known as Bauhaus, was planned by the famous Scot, Sir Patrick Geddes. About 4,000 buildings were constructed in this area, beginning in the 1930's until the establishment of the State of Israel. The "White City" is located between Allenby Street in the south, Begin Road and Ibn Gvirol Street in the east, the Yarkon River in the north, and the Mediterranean Sea in the west. The buildings of "The White City" were designed by Jewish architects, who had studied in Europe before their immigration to Palestine, which later became the State of Israel. This group created a new architectural language, which is rich and diverse, characterized by its asymmetry, functionality and simplicity. The balconies, building pillars, flat roofs and "thermometer" windows became the trademarks of the city. "The White City" is the story of Tel Aviv, from its beginning to today and is a wonderful opportunity to savor the experience of life in Tel Aviv, in the past and the present.

The Tel Aviv Namal – The city’s Old Port – Now a favorite

The Tel Aviv Namal – The city’s Old Port – Now a favorite

The first port of Israel was opened at 1936 and now is a flourishing hang out area with many new restaurants, bars and shops all accessible by a 14000 square meters of a wooden deck that its shape was inspired by the Tel Aviv sand dunes. The Tel Aviv port was shut down in the 60's as an active sea port, and was awaken in the 80's as a nightlife and water sports center. Nowadays it is the busiest nightlife area of the city. Some of its bars and clubs are certainly worth a visit even just to get a glance of the crowded mingling scene of Tel Aviv's nightlife. The biggest club in the Tel Aviv port area is TLV. It used to be one of the city's nightlife scene leaders for years, but has no fixed schedule anymore. TLV still holds parties every once in a while, playing mostly house and trance music, so if you consider yourself a clubber, you might want to check if there's a party there during your stay. The club itself is equipped with a state of the art sound and lighting systems, and has a sea front section with cool vibes. Whisky-a-go go, one of the hottest bars in Tel Aviv, is just nearby. This is where Israel's famous actors, models, athletes and celebrities come to eat, drink and mingle. Whisky-a-go go is a mixture of a lounge, a dance bar and a dining place. After midnight, the atmosphere there changes, while trendy DJs lift up the energy level. Another trendy place is Shalvata (which means peace or tranquility), named after a famous mental institution in Israel. Shalvata Offers a relaxed atmosphere, good music and superior view of the Mediterranean, accompanied by friendly service, though it tends to get very crowded on summer weekends and holidays. Erlich is another Mega-bar at the Tel Aviv port which is friendly, well designed and usually quite packed. It is built around a round bar that occupies most of the space, a design that makes it a good place to meet people and mingle. There are many other bars in the Tel Aviv port and there's always enough parking. You can also take a bus all the way to the north end of Dizengoff and just follow the crowd, on their way for another night of drinking and dancing till dawn.

Tel Aviv celebrates it’s 100th birthday

Tel Aviv celebrates it’s 100th birthday

Tel Aviv's 100th birthday celebrations kicked off on April 4th in Rabin Square before a crowd of 400,000, who came to celebrate in the most energetic, optimistic, liberated, and colorful city in the Middle East, and some say it's the most bustling, youthful and fun city in the whole world. The gala event started with a stunning concert highlighted with a multi-media sound & light show and performances by top Israeli artists: the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta, Barry Saharof, Matti Caspi, Shlomo Gronich, Miri Massika, Monica Sex, dancers and acrobats. Rock bands played on the roofs of nearby buildings, while impressive historical pictures of the first Hebrew city were displayed on huge screens. This amazing happening concluded with an impressive fireworks display and a massive street party. Tel Aviv features sky-scraping towers and stylish hotels by the Mediterranean Sea front promenade, offering one of the world’s most spectacular urban beaches of vast and pristine golden sands. Fashionable nightclubs, hip bars, fine restaurants and colorful cafés make it hard to imagine that exactly 100 years ago, there was nothing here but sand dunes and a few dreamers who started building the first Hebrew city of Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv 100 celebrations from gigagil on Vimeo. Over the next nine months, more than 400 special events will be held all over the city, including music and art festivals, sporting events, special historic exhibitions amidst community projects, and many others. Some of the main 100th birthday events promise a lot of fun and surprises! In honor of Tel Aviv's first mayor, Meir Dizengoff, a special statue of him riding his horse will be erected in front of his historic home on Rothschild Boulevard, created by the sculptor David Zangelovitch. Sports: Tel Aviv will host the international marathon on April 24th and in June the European Windsurfing competition, takes place on Gordon Beach. Olympic medalists and contenders are expected to participate in this world class event. The 18th Maccabi Games will be held in the city in July. Architecture: The annual "White Night" celebration will take place on May 27th. Stunning Rothschild Boulevard, the location of some of the most beautiful Bauhaus buildings, will become one big street theatre with professional actors playing scenes from the early 1920s. Culinary fairs: The city's famous fruit and vegetable market will be open till dawn, as well as the nearby Nahalat Binyamin Street with its arts & crafts fair. Restaurants and bars will be open all night. Blues Festival: Music, art and food will be celebrated in Old Jaffa. A happening featuring street music, art galleries and fine restaurants will be open at the renewed Old Jaffa Port. On July 16th, for the first time in Israel, Milan's La Scala opera house will perform Verdi's Requiem in HaYarkon Park for free. The Rosh Hashana holiday will be celebrated at Rabin Square with a spectacular flower carpeted square.

Frishman beach Tel Aviv

Frishman beach Tel Aviv

Frishman beach is located in the west end of Frishman Street, Near Dan Hotel and the US Embassy at the center of the Tel-Aviv promenade. The beach is beautiful and clean with nice beach beds. It is lovely to spend the day there and than cross the Yarkon street for lunch or breakfast at many different restaurants cafe's and bars. The beach is very well kept, and includes all required needed facilities for families, including first aid, life guard services, showers and toilets. The beach has no entrance fee and offers sun-tanning beds and deck chairs rental for an average charge of 12NIS during the bathing season.

Neve Tzedek Tel Aviv

Neve Tzedek Tel Aviv

This beautiful neighborhood, situated south of the Yemenite Quarter in Tel Aviv, is the first to be built in the new city of Tel Aviv back in 1887. Today it serves as the city's most stylish zone, a home for Israeli artists and yuppies. The gorgeous architecture of the old houses, packed within quiet narrow lanes, and the relaxed manner of the neighborhood's residents, make it highly recommended spending a delightful afternoon around the area. On your visit, make sure you don't miss the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater, located in the heart of Neve Tzedek and one of the most beautiful cultural centers in the city. Surrounded by lovely gardens and splendid piazza, this complex is a home to two of the best Israeli dance companies, and a host for the most unique performances in town. Very close to Neve Tsedek is the now renovated Tacahana Complex, an old train station where visitors enjoy a a pedestrians only attraction with shops, cafe’s, restaurants, organic market art galleries and a family fun activities. Getting there is by bus No 44 and 46, or No 25 to Montifyori St. (from which it takes 10 minutes walking). It is also possible to take the frequent bus No 4 and get off where Allenby St meets Echad Ha'am, and continue by foot to Neve Tzedek.

Old Jaffa Port

Old Jaffa Port

Old Jaffa is one of the most attractive places to tour in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. The city which has always been the entry to the ancient land of Israel is succeeding, even today, its traditional aromas and fragrances which have always characterized it There is a marina at the Port and many people sail from here on pleasure trips. At the top of the hill is the Franciscan Church of St. Peter, which was established in the 17th Century, in which it is possible to visit the room where, the clergy strongly claim, Napoleon stayed after the capture of the city. One of the most important sites for Christianity in Jaffa is the house of Simon the Tanner. Historians believe that Jaffa is the only port in the world which can boast uninterrupted in habitation throughout its entire existence. The biblical account mentions that the cedars from Lebanon for the construction of King Solomon's Temple came in via Jaffa. Jonah departed from this city in his flight from God. Greek legend tells of the chaining of the beautiful Andromeda to the rocks facing Jaffa's shore. Simon the Tanner lived in Jaffa, and it was here that the Apostle Peter performed a miracle. Roman legions, Richard the Lion Hearted, Napoleon and Turkish sultans all conquered the city; but with the eclipse of the Ottoman Empire, the city's vitality declined. Towards the end of World War I, the city was conquered by General Allenby, ushering in the period of the British Mandate. The port of Jaffa, (the sole port at the time) served as the point of entry for the increased Jewish immigration which came to resettle the land. A variety of sea trips leave here daily to view the outstanding sight of the horizon of Tel Aviv-Jaffa from the direction of the sea. From the Port it is possible to climb narrow steps to the top of the Old Jaffa Hill. Charles Clore Park is Located just north to the Port and is accessible by the new promenade that will take you all the way to Tel Aviv - around 20 minutes walk along the Mediterranean beach. For a budget accommodation, Old Jaffa Hostel is an excellent choice which guests are accepted personally located not far from the port in the middle of Jaffa's Oriental Bazaar - lively during the day, quiet at night and within walking distance to anything you need in the big city. See Virtual tour of Old Jaffa Port >>

Tel Aviv Shopping Centers

Tel Aviv Shopping Centers

Shopping in Tel Aviv can be a fascinating experience, as the city offers various kinds of shopping venues, from outdoor flea markets to big modern malls. If it's the Middle Eastern ambiance you're after, visit the colorful Carmel Market with its oriental flavor, to watch the vendors sell exotic food products and cheap clothing (don't forget to bargain), or go to neighboring Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, where artists present their unique home-made. However, if you're looking for modern style shopping, then you can attend the chic fashion stores at Dizengoff and Sheinkin Streets, visit the exclusive boutiques at Hamedina Square and Ramat Aviv mall, or head for Azrieli Center, a uniquely structured shopping mall and the highest building in the city. Most of Tel-Aviv's shopping areas are within walking distance from the hotel district on Hayarkon St., while others are easy to get to by local bus or taxi. Notice that some shops are closed between 1pm and 4pm, and most are closed on Saturday. Dizengoff Center Center of Dizengoff and King George streets. Large, modern shopping center. Encompassing innumerable shops, 7 movie theaters, restaurants and cafes. Gan Ha'ir This is one of lsrael's exclusive centers, with stores and restaurants of truly international standards. Here you'll find everything you're looking for, whether it's fashion, jewelry, carpets, housewares, dining, delis or night-clubs. With its lush greenery, sparkling fountains and futuristic elevators, the fully air conditioned City Garden Shopping Center is one of Tel Aviv's treasures. Tel. 03- 5279111 (Center into), 71 lbn Gvirol St. Canyon Ayalon The mall, which is in Ramat Gan, is the most successful one in Israel and is considered to be one of the most successful malls in the whole world! The mall is air-conditioned and has a variety of stores. restaurants and movie theaters, The mall has 100 stores and 2,150 parking spots that are free for the visitors. Open daily 9am-1Opm. Tel. 570-3105, Info. 177-022-1776 The new Tel Aviv Bus Terminal The New Tel Aviv Bus Terminal operates also as lsrael's business, commerce and entertainment center. 230,00 square meters of enclosed and air-conditioned space in summer and winter, 1,400 shops including all the known branches in all categories, thousands of parking spaces, escalators, fountains, restaurants, cafes, movie theaters, branches of the major banks and an enclosed and clean market. In other words, a city within a city. An experience! Opera Tower This apartment building is located at the junction of 1 Allenby St., Tel Aviv, opposite the Promenade. The building was erected at the site of what was the First Knesset and later housed the Israeli Opera. There are three floors for commercial use, including shops of Israeli designers, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, Judaica and fashion, 6 cafes-restaurants and 5 cinemas. The place is fully air-conditioned. Into: 03- 510-7496. Buses 4, 10. Opera Tower hosts exhibitions and artistic activities. Old Port Tel Aviv - Namal Tel Aviv The first port of Israel was opened at 1936 and now is a flourishing hang out area with many new restaurants, bars and shops all accessible by a 14000 square meters of a wooden deck that its shape was inspired by the Tel Aviv sand dunes. The port is now one of Tel Aviv's major attractions, among the many shops you can find at the port are : Replay, Castro, Adiddas, BlueBird, Levis, Crocker, Asics, Crocks Diva and many others.

Sea and Sun – Beaches of Tel Aviv

Sea and Sun – Beaches of Tel Aviv

The beautiful white beaches of Tel Aviv are the city's most popular attraction and a must for any visitor. The magnificent promenade ("Tayelet" in Hebrew), with its beachfront cafes and restaurants, runs along the shore at the main hotel area, providing a great location for morning or afternoon jogging. The beaches are mostly crowded on weekends (Friday and Saturday), and are pleasantly quiet in early mornings, when the only brave swimmers are seniors working on their exercise. The seashores are dotted with kiosks just a few steps from the water, tan worshipers lying on beach-beds while others carefully sitting under parasols. While at the beach you may find yourself moving your head from the right to the left, following local pairs playing "Matkot" (Israeli beach Tennis), and on summer evenings, soon after the beautiful Mediterranean sunset, the beaches become a great location for night hang outs, you can find many beach bars, from the new and renovated Mezizim beach bar to the one North of the Marina and others along the beach.

Tel Aviv Marina

Tel Aviv Marina

Tel Aviv has two Marinas which provide anchor for yachts and boats, as well as sailing, diving services, and repair services for sailing vessels, etc. The main Marina is located in the heart of the hotel area in tel aviv, alongside Atarim (Namir) Square, while the other is at the Jaffa port. Sail boats and wind surf equipment can be hired at the Tel Aviv Marina, and there is a school for motor boat and yacht sailing, as well as the possibility of hiring yachts. There are Customs and Border Control services at the Tel Aviv Marina. For details call 03-620-2596. The Carlton Hotel and the Marina hotel are located along side the Marina as well.

Hatachana – The Old Train Station Tel Aviv

Hatachana – The Old Train Station Tel Aviv

Hatachana Complex, is a renovated historical site on the border of Jaffa and Tel Aviv. Visitors can now enjoy a closed area for pedestrians only with shops, cafe's, restaurants, organic market art galleries and a family fun activities. Across the road to the west is the new beach promenade and also the excellent Manta Ray restaurant.

Art and Culture in Tel Aviv

Art and Culture in Tel Aviv

Tel-Aviv is Israel's cultural capital, holding its finest museums, orchestras, theaters, and art galleries, and presenting its greatest dance and music performances. Modern Art at Ha'medina Square The two highlights in the city's art scene, are the Diaspora Museum and the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, while other exclusive galleries are spread around Gordon St neighborhood, and are worth paying a special visit. Not far from there, just up Dizengoff St, is a cultural complex, which comprises the Israeli National Theater - Habima, and the Mann Auditorium, the home of the world-renowned Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The Performing Art Center Another cultural zone, located near the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, is the Tel-Aviv Performing Art Center. This beautifully architectural building is a home for the New Israeli Opera, featuring concerts, dance performances, music ensembles, and unique exhibitions at the lobby.

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Diaspora Museum Tel Aviv

Diaspora Museum Tel Aviv

This museum, known as Beit Hatefutsot, uniquely tells the story of the Jewish people from the time they were expelled from their homeland and over 2500 years of exile. The museum's special presentations and reconstruction interestingly document the history and tradition of Jewish life in different parts of the world, showing the impressive heritage of these communities, which enabled the continuity of the Jewish people throughout the years of expulsion. The Arch of Titus The museum is open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday from 10am to 6pm, and Friday from 9am to 1pm. Getting there is by bus No 24, 25 and 27 to Tel-Aviv University campus at Ramat Aviv (the northern neighborhood of Tel-Aviv), entrance is through Campus Gate No 2 (Matatia Gate).

Tel Aviv Markets

Tel Aviv Markets

Tel Aviv has a number of markets, offering a unique way to spend time, and the best way to find "real bargains". Bezalel Market Bezalel Market in Tel Aviv near the corner of King George and Allenby streets. Worth a visit especially because the abundance of picturesque falafel stalls. Carmel Market in Tel Aviv The Carmel Market, known in Israel as "Shuk Ha'Carmel", located close to the new rennovated Hatachana Complex, is the city's biggest marketplace, and a fascinating, enjoyable place to visit. It is basically one crowded narrow alley with long line of colorful stalls standing on either side, and where vendors proudly (and loudly) presenting their goods. Here you can find almost anything imaginable for the lowest prices in the city, from different kinds of bread and pastry to delicious olives, dried fruits and exotic spices. Carmel Market It is also the best place to buy the freshest produce, whether it is fruits and vegetables, fish and poultry, cheeses or flowers. The first part of the market, coming from Allenby St, is mostly clothing and footwear stands, where lovely bargains can be found. The easiest way to enter the market is from where Allenby St meets King George and Sheinkin Streets. However, it is also possible to get to the market from its other end near the Carmelit Bus Terminal. Take bus No 4, 1, 2, or any bus passing through Allenby St, and No 8, 24, 25, or any other going to the Carmelit Terminal. Flea Market Flea Market Tel Aviv In Jaffa, where one can find anything from second-hand clothes and shoes to antiques and household utensils, antique and modern furniture.

Markets Tel Aviv

Markets Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has a number of markets, offering a unique way to spend time, and the best way to find “real bargains”. Bezalel Market Bezalel Market in Tel Aviv near the corner of King George and Allenby streets. Worth a visit especially because the abundance of picturesque falafel stalls. Carmel Market in Tel Aviv The Carmel Market, known in Israel as “Shuk Ha’Carmel”, located close to the new rennovated Hatachana Complex, is the city’s biggest marketplace, and a fascinating, enjoyable place to visit. It is basically one crowded narrow alley with long line of colorful stalls standing on either side, and where vendors proudly (and loudly) presenting their goods. Here you can find almost anything imaginable for the lowest prices in the city, from different kinds of bread and pastry to delicious olives, dried fruits and exotic spices. Carmel Market It is also the best place to buy the freshest produce, whether it is fruits and vegetables, fish and poultry, cheeses or flowers. The first part of the market, coming from Allenby St, is mostly clothing and footwear stands, where lovely bargains can be found. The easiest way to enter the market is from where Allenby St meets King George and Sheinkin Streets. However, it is also possible to get to the market from its other end near the Carmelit Bus Terminal. Take bus No 4, 1, 2, or any bus passing through Allenby St, and No 8, 24, 25, or any other going to the Carmelit Terminal. Flea Market Flea Market Tel Aviv In Jaffa, where one can find anything from second-hand clothes and shoes to antiques and household utensils, antique and modern furniture. http://www.inisrael.com/news/?p=1341

Sea and Sun – Beaches of Tel Aviv

Sea and Sun – Beaches of Tel Aviv

The beautiful white beaches of Tel Aviv are the city’s most popular attraction and a must for any visitor. The magnificent promenade (“Tayelet” in Hebrew), with its beachfront cafes and restaurants, runs along the shore at the main hotel area, providing a great location for morning or afternoon jogging. Surfing The beaches are mostly crowded on weekends (Friday and Saturday), and are pleasantly quiet in early mornings, when the only brave swimmers are seniors working on their exercise. The seashores are dotted with kiosks just a few steps from the water, tan worshipers lying on beach-beds while others carefully sitting under parasols. Beautiful Mediterranean Sunset While at the beach you may find yourself moving your head from the right to the left, following local pairs playing “Matkot” (Israeli beach Tennis), and on summer evenings, soon after the beautiful Mediterranean sunset, the beaches become a great location for night hang outs, you can find many beach bars, from the new and renovated Mezizim beach bar to the one North of the Marina and others along the beach. http://www.inisrael.com/news/?p=465

Azrieli Observatory on top of the Azrieli center

Azrieli Observatory on top of the Azrieli center

Tel Aviv's views from above are outstanding. For those who wish to enjoy this spectacular landscape, there is a great Tel Aviv observatory on top of one of its highest buildings - the Azrieli observatory at 132 Menachem Begin Street. Azrieli Observatory is situated on top of the Azrieli center, the biggest commercial center in the Middle East and one of the most popular shopping malls of the city. The center consists of 3 buildings - the Square, the Triangle and the Round - and on the 49th floor of the round building the highest observatory in the Middle East is open for visitors. The amazing panoramic views of Azrieli Observatory stretch from Ashkelon in the south to Haifa in the north. The entrance to Azrieli Observatory is via the third floor inside the Azrieli mall. Admission is paid at the reception desk, from which visitors are taken up in a fast-speed elevator to the 49th floor. In Azrieli Observatory you can rent a telescopes and audio equipment to intensify your experience. Up there you will also find a 3D film about Tel-Aviv, an audio guide describing major landmarks, temporary art exhibitions.

Ben-Gurion St. Tel Aviv

Ben-Gurion St. Tel Aviv

Ben-Gurion St. is one of Tel Aviv's nicest places to have a walk and a cup of coffee in the middle of the Street. There are a couple of places along the boulevard worth visiting. Ben-Gurion's house (17 Ben-Gurion St.) is the former residence of Israel's first Prime Minister. It is a very modest house converted into museum, and has an impressive library that contains thousands of books. The design of the house is interesting, and reflects the simple lifestyle of its former residents which were the common values at the early years of the state of Israel. Alongside Ben-Gurion St., you will see many small outdoor cafes, with people sitting and chatting. All of them serve quality coffee and sandwiches. If you are looking for a nice restaurant in the area, Goocha (171 Dizengoff St.) is probably the place you were looking for. It is situated at the cross point of Ben-Gurion St. and Dizengoff St. and serves nice seafood dishes. The restaurant is well known for its pleasant atmosphere and reasonable prices. Kikar Atarim, a small plaza with nice seafront view, is a popular hangout place for tourists during the summer months, and is situated at the west end of Ben-Gurion St. In the middle of the plaza there is a successful Mega-Bar named "La Kikar", which is jammed every evening with fine looking crowd. The Marina hotel, overlooking the plaza and the Mediterranean, is located in the northern side of Kikar Atarim, and offers renovated rooms and underground parking lot for its guests, which is a rare feature in Tel Aviv. For couples traveling with small children, there is the Dyada center at 17 Ben-Gurion St.. It offers a wide selection of children pass-times throughout the day and many types of amusements for kids. In Dyada the young ones can have some fun while you are sitting in the garden and having a peaceful light meal in the restaurant located inside the complex.

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