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 beautiful beach, cafes and restaurants, runs along the shore at the main hotel area, providing a great location for relaxation or leisure activities.
The beaches are very populous on weekends (Friday and Saturday), however 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, sun worshipers lying on sun loungersand those seeking shade 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.
If you are here don't miss the beautiful Mediterranean Sunset.
 

HaYarkon Park

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 flows through this giant park which is the major urban retreat inside of the city, second only to Tel Aviv’s beaches. HaYarkon Park is a perfect chill out place for couples and is filled with activities for children and families. The eastern part of the park is much wider and has many attractions and activity centers. The western part of the park is narrower, less family-oriented, and is a better choice for those who wish to relax in beautiful surroundings, especially on weekends, when the rest of the park tends to be packed.
Cycling is probably the best way to explore the park, which has a network of small trails and places to rent bicycles. For those wishing to explore the park via the river, there are few rental depots that offer paddle boats, kayaks, and small power boats, both in the river and the artificial lake in the north-eastern part of the park. On the north bank of the Yarkon River you will find the “Sportec”, a large sports center with basketball and
rollerblades courts and several football fields. It also has a wall climbing facility with all the necessary gear, guidance and security measures.
To get there take bus/sherut no.4 and get off on the last stop.
 

The Carmel Market

The Carmel Market is the largest open market in Tel Aviv and the best place to buy fresh food, cheap clothes and just wonder around.
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 inspiring. Step out 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.
 

Nahalat Binyamin arts and crafts fair

Nahalat Binyamin arts and crafts fair is the first and biggest of its kind in Israel, and one of the most beautiful markets of its kind in the world. The market is original and replenishes itself with new products made by existing artists and by new artists from the area. All products are hand made and sold by the artists themselves making the visit to the market a very special one.
The fair is a very special experience. It is full of very special and unique handmade creations and designs, beautiful buildings, coffee shops, street performances and live music. All these make the fair a must in your itinerary and a great place to buy special and original gifts.
The fair is open twice a week all year round on Tuesdays and Fridays
from 10:00 to 18:00
 

Neve Tzedek, the first Jewish neighborhood in Tel Aviv

Neve Tzedek was the first Jewish neighborhood outside the city of Jaffa, even preceding the establishment of Tel Aviv.
The neighborhood consists of narrow, winding streets, and is located not far from the sea, between the Carmel market and Jaffa.
It was run-down for many years, but has been significantly improved by a series of renovations and is now in vogue with the fashionable intelligentsia. In Neve Tzedek you can find the Suzanne Dalal Dance Center, a venue that houses performing arts, plays and other performances. The area has many restaurants, coffee houses and interesting shops. It is a place to relax from the busy city, while being able to breathe the refreshing sea air.
 

Old Jaffa

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 and prospering thousands of years on. Even today it is possible to experience its traditional aromas and fragrances which have always characterized it. There is a marina at the Port and many people sail from there on pleasure trips.
In the center of Jaffa is the clock square, east from there is the flea market and west from there is old Jaffa situated on a high hill outlook which faces the sea and south Tel Aviv. A true case of ancient meets ultra-modern.
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.
To get to Jaffa, walk via the Tel Aviv promenade, which begins in north Tel Aviv and follows the line of the Mediterranean all the way to Jaffa port.
 

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 family fun activities.
To get there walk south on Herbert Samuel st (Tayelet yam- promenade),it's right across the Manta Ray famous restaurant.
 

Tel Aviv's Botanic Gardens

In 1973 some people with a vision got together and founded at the heart of Tel Aviv’s University magnificent Botanic Gardens which spread over about 25 dunams. Their goal: to introduce to the public the various kinds of flora in Israel, and provide an hour or two of peacefulness to whomever is looking for quietness and splendid isolation. Along the yeas some plants from outside the country were added, as well as areas such as a greenhouse for flora that is typical to rain forests, beautiful landscape observation points located on small limestone cliffs, narrow paths that lead to enchanted corners, and more. The largest garden is Naftulsky Garden. It spreads over more than 10 dunams and each area in it is dedicated to a different area in Israel- from the Galilee to the Negev. Wandering around it seems like paging through a plants guide (only much more enjoyable and fragrant). This place also features a
cacti garden, a garden of economic plants, a palm greenhouse, medicinal plants garden, water plants garden, and more.
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday: 8 am – 3 pm, Free entrance
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Panoramic tour in an open-air tourist bus

Experience a panoramic tour (about 2 hours) of Tel Aviv - Jaffa in an open-air tourist bus and learn the history of the White City and visit Tel Aviv's most important cultural sites and tourist attractions. The bus is equipped with a sound system, and a detailed audio tour is offered in 8 languages: English, Russian, French, Hebrew, German, Arabic, Spanish and Italian. Earphones provided.

Passengers can get on and off the bus at any of the 26 stations along the route, through out tour’s operating hours.(except passengers who bought single-ride excursion ticket).
The city tour on Tel Aviv’s Tourists Bus (line 100) leaves from the Reading Bus Terminal between Sundays and Fridays at 9 am and on every round hour between 11 am and 4 pm, excluding Friday when the last bus leaves at 2 pm
Panoramic tour 45nis, 1 day pass 65nis.
 

MUSEUMS

Beit Hatefutsot -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 the 2500 years of exile that ensued. 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.
Opening hours: 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 Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art comprises fine collections of European Art from the 16th - 19th centuries, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art, Israeli Art and 20th century Art. The Museum offers guided tours in English every Wednesday on 11:30 am.
The museum is located at 27 Shaul Ha'Melech Blvd
Opening hours: Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
Getting there is by bus No 9, 18, 28 and 70, from Dizengoff Center neighborhood.
 

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 HaimLevanon St., Ramat Aviv.
Tel: +972-3- 6415244.
Opening Hours: Sunday – Wednesday: 10AM-4PM,
Thursday: 10AM-8PM, Friday & Saturday: 10AM-2PM.
Getting there is by bus No 24, 25 and 27
 

Ilana Goor Museum

The Ilana Goor Museum is located in an 18th century building surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of the shoreline of Tel Aviv and the Old Jaffa City. Fascinating historical events are ensconced within the Museum's walls dating back to 280 years ago, when the building served as the first Jewish Inn for pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. The Museum was restored based on its original building and boasts over 500 Israeli, international and authentic works of art alongside Goor's creations. The Museum collections are blessed with artists such as Diego Giacometti, Henry Moore, Joseph Albers, Uri Lifshitz, Yigal Tumarkin, PesiGirsch, Yaakov Dorchin and others.

Despite the Museum's eclectic nature, each room features creations from different places and times. Each work of art has a different background and a story all its own. The Museum's uniqueness lies in the unexpected contexts generated by each artist, both on the human and on the visual level.
The Palmach Museum
The Palmach Museum is an experiential museum, covering the Palmach legacy through the stories of individuals and groups. Visitors to the museum join the group of young Palmach recruits from its establishment, and advanced through the story of the Palmach until the end of the War of Independence.
The manner of presentation is extremely innovative. There are no displays or documents, but rather an account of a fascinating personal story accompanied by three-dimensional decor, films and various effects incorporating documentary materials.
The visit, which is conducted in groups, correlates with the structure of the presentation, set out as a series of events, and symbolizing the Palmach team spirit.
The tour commences and ends in the memorial hall for Palmach warriors who died fighting for establishment of the state of Israel.
The museum is located in 10 Haim Levanon st. Ramat-Aviv.
Getting there is by bus No 24, 25 and 27
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Hagana Museum

The Hagana Museum describes the horrors of the situation in the country on the eve of the formation of the Hagana organization, the activities of the organization in the efforts to establish a Jewish State, the development of the organization and its achievements. The main exhibition is arranged according to thirty subjects, tracing Israel’s defense history from 1878, when the first "shomrim" or watchmen were organized to protect the early settlers, through the Haganah’s establishment in June 1920, the quelling of disturbances in the 1920’s and 30’s, and the struggle against the British authorities up to the War of Independence.
The Hagana museum is on 23 Rotchild blvd
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 8am to 4pm
Getting there is by bus No 4, 5
The Yitzhak Rabin Center
The Yitzhak Rabin Center is the first and only museum in Israel to explore the development of the State of Israel as a young democracy.
Built in a downward spiral, the Museum presents two parallel stories: the history of the State and Israeli society, and the biography of Yitzhak Rabin. The Museum exhibits focus on historical turning points in the country’s development, presenting the conflicts, social challenges and dilemmas the country faced at that time. Along the inner corridor and interwoven with the exhibits’ narratives is the story of the life of Yitzhak Rabin, the connecting thread in the country’s history.
The Museum experience utilizes audio devices which allow visitors to tour the Museum at their own pace. They are available in Hebrew, English and Arabic.
Guided tours are offered for groups in Hebrew and in English and are strongly recommended for students, soldiers and families and groups visiting from abroad.

Regular Days and Hours of Operation
Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday CLOSED
Please schedule a visit by calling 03-7453358 or at *4585
'Entrance to the Museum is located at 8 Chaim Levanon Street in Tel Aviv between the Eretz Israel and Palmach Museums.
 

Tel Aviv Nightlife

"One of the world’s top party cities with its beachfront parties, underground clubs…”
And unlike other cities, Tel Aviv nightlife is not just for the young, but for the young at heart. You can find the right atmosphere whatever suits your fancy and no matter what age you are. Whether you're 20 or 60, whether you love serious clubbing or mellow nights, you can find just the right place for you.
On most weekends, you can club-hop and dance nonstop from Thursday night until Saturday evening among the young, hip and beautiful people in the city’s clubs.
Tel Aviv doesn't have 1 city center, but many and there many good and cool places, please don't hesitate asking us at reception for directions according to your age and interest.
Also, please have a look in our last folder where you can find this week's events
Tel Aviv Port- you can find night clubs, restaurants
Rothschild Boulevard- you can find restaurants, pubs and coffee shops
Nahalat Binyamin- you can find small local bars
On the beach- you can find tourists bars
Jaffa: at the flea market at night, you can find nice bars and restaurants.
Night market: During July and August there is a night market for art and crafts in the flea market.