Most travelers don’t know what to expect from Tel Aviv – and many are taken by surprise with its vibrant energy and creativity.
Since it is a major technological and business hub in the region, there are many flights to Tel Aviv from anywhere in the world.
Travellers go to Tel Aviv because it lies at the heart of Israel’s start-up industry known as Silicon Wadi and it is also where the largest diamond trading center in the world, Tel Aviv Diamond Exchange, is located.
If you are planning to travel to Tel Aviv, you will find that there are a myriad of adventures and fun things to do in the city.
Israel’s cultural and commercial capital is known for its nightlife, cuisine, and culture.
Exploring Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is not a big city, and all the major sites are very accessible. It is built for walking or biking.
With its city-wide bike rental system, Tel-O-Fun, which users can pay for through subscriptions, visitors can explore the three-mile-long beachside boardwalk.
The Taleyet, a pedestrian-only thoroughfare, runs from Old Tel Aviv Port to Jaffa, with magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea. The promenade is open at all hours.
Neve Zedek, a neighborhood filled with restored houses, quirky boutiques, cafes and art galleries, has been described as Tel Aviv’s version of Soho in New York.
Located in Neve Zedek are some of the city’s premier art venues such as the Rokach House and the Suzanne Dellal Center.
Being a coastal city, Tel Aviv is dotted with beautiful beaches with lots of opportunities to frolic in the sun.
The Gordon-Frishman Beach is a prime spot for beach volleyball and is conveniently located within walking distance of the Tel Aviv Marina, and various outdoor bars offer fun after-hours.
Lying right in the center of the city is Bograshov Beach, where both tourists and locals lounge and enjoy the stretch of coastline just steps away from eateries serving scrumptious food.
Frishman Beach is ideal for families with children, as it has a shallow entry into the water. This beach also has a fitness trail and is near to restaurants and bars.
Interesting museums abound in Tel Aviv. More than boring displays, many of these museums offer interactive experiences for visitors.
The Tel Aviv Art Museum houses an impressive collection of old and contemporary masterpieces housed in a building that’s a work of art in itself.
The Eretz Israel Museum showcases a comprehensive display of the country’s cultural heritage spread across a beautiful campus. Marvel at their displays on ethnography, history, culture, arts, and many more.
Beit Hatfutsot is the museum of the Jewish People, a vast museum chronicling the history of the Jewish people, complete with a family history library, where Jews can trace their roots.
This story was published in partnership with EL AL Israel Airline.