Dance, sing and sunbathe your worries away in the financial and cultural centre of Israel, Tel Aviv. With ample Mediterranean coastline to enjoy, a performing arts scene to rival any in the world, and a thriving business environment, Tel Aviv aims to please. Discover all that this always-on culture has to offer by booking into one our boutique Tel Aviv hotels for easy access to all of the hottest spots in town.
Located just South of Haifa, settlements located in Tel Aviv have functioned as a port town for over 4,000 years. It wasn't until the early 1900s that it was built from a suburb into a main attraction. Now you'll find a number of must-visit museums, including the Eretz Israel Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, not to mention galleries nestled into trendy side streets. Head to the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora for a sobering look at the migratory and cultural history of the Jewish people, or to Old Jaffa for a glimpse of where Jonah reputedly boarded a ship before his big adventure inside a whale. Alternatively, the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood is bursting with cafes and galleries, while Azrieli Lookout provides pristine views of the city.
Looking for a bit of fresh air? Point your feet in the direction of Yarkon Park, the largest park in the city with six main gardens and plenty of green space to offer, as well as a river that runs directly into the Mediterranean. Of course, no visit to Tel Aviv would be complete without sneaking in at least a little beach time. Rent a bed or lounge chair, or simply spread out a towel and read on any of Tel Aviv's 16 beaches, including the Northern and South Hatzuks, Tel Baruch Beach and Namal Tel Aviv, to name just a few. Waterparks are also a great way to cool off, especially Luna Park and Meymadion.
The shopping scene in Tel Aviv is truly impressive, particularly in the city centre at Dinzengoff and Frishman Streets. Azrieli and Romat Aviv are both high-quality shopping centres stocked with major global brands. For something a little more local, head to the Carmel Market, the Flea Market, the Nahalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, the Hatikva Market or the Farmers Market to haggle over antiques, browse handcrafted goods and taste the best of Israeli produce. Or, for something a little more heart pumping, cheer on one of three home football teams, including Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Bnei Yehuda.
When you feel hunger rising, Tel Aviv is sure to please. During the daytime, stop in at any number of cafes that line the beaches for ice cream and a cool drink. Food stands are also popular here, and you'll want to make sure you try a freshly made falafel with fries on top. While international and gourmet cuisine is widely available here, the regional fare is to die for, including a variety of eggplant dishes, flatbreads, olives, freshly caught fish and grilled haloumi cheese. While good eats are available throughout the city, Rothschild Boulevard is particularly well-serviced.
If you think Tel Aviv is bopping during the daytime, just wait until the sun goes down. Book tickets to hear the world-class Philharmonic Orchestra or the New Israel Opera in action. Head to a local music club to hear acts ranging from indie bands to hard rock. Enjoy a night of theatre at the Habima National Theatre or the HaCameri Municipal Theatre. Or step past the bouncers at the city's many rock, dance and salsa clubs for diversions to take you well through the night.
Tel Aviv is serviced by Ben Gurion International Airport, the main airport in Israel. It also is well connected with main roads and buses, and the train service makes getting there and away a breeze.
As you gain your footing in this stimulating city, make sure to book into one of our hotels in Tel Aviv for a relaxing retreat and a taste of home. With world-class amenities and staff that aims to please, staying with us is sure to help you make the most of your stay.