Within walking distance is Kaplan Street and the reconstructed Sarona, or Settlement of Templars. Or drive 20 minutes to Jaffa's maze-like alleys, where artisans at work as you meander through the old Arab town. Its flea market has bags of personality.
Explore the new wave of hip back-to-back bars and boutiques, or surf the Internet at a seafront table in Tel Aviv Port, 20 minutes' drive north west from your hotel. Treat yourself to outstanding langoustine and lobster at Mul Yam, or coffee in Shalvata.
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Designer shops, bars, art, music and markets have resurrected the long-abandoned train station that connected Jaffa with Jerusalem until the 1950s. The handsomely refurbished terminal and carriages are 20 minutes from Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center.
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Dipping into the beach scene close to Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center, at its best on Fridays as Shabbat approaches. DJs pack young crowds and Brazilian drummers keep the beat at Metzitzim and Gordon-Frishman beaches, while Tel Baruch is less developed.
Visit the Nahalat Binyamin passage on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings, colourful and enchanting Karmel market while you are there. Tel Aviv also has cultural festivals through the year. Check online or ask the Concierge when you arrive.