Oh Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, it’s perhaps easier to write about what you can’t find to do than try and narrow down the field and tell you about what are the best activities in this town of endless opportunities… to choose a diamond in amongst a pile of diamonds kind of thing, but because we love this city so much we want to share it with everyone.
As stated above almost whatever you’re looking for you can find in this internationally renowned city of culture, nightlife, beaches and culinary delights and we want to give you a taste of just a few of them.
Waking up in the morning it’s best to start your day with a run or stroll along the beach front, Tel Aviv boasts 13 beaches and the promenade runs along them is 5 kilometers but all together there is a network of almost 14 kilometers of walking/biking paths along this Tel Aviv stretch of the Mediterranean sea. The beaches are spectacular and each one has its own slightly different character, if you want to “pump it up” some more there are outdoor fitness parks stationed around every 1.5 kilometers, or if you’re inclined to be more leisurely and want to take the time to enjoy the view you can take advantage of the many benches and sitting areas sited along the way.
For a morning site-seeing adventure check out the “White City” of Tel Aviv. 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 in the west, this area is a Unesco World Heritage Site, recognizing the special architecture of what is now the world’s largest grouping of buildings designed in the international style known as Bauhaus and during the last few years many of the buildings have undergone serious rejuvenation and restoration back to their former glory. Especially recommended if you’re an architecture, retro or photography freak, but also if you just want to walk around one of the trendiest and vibrant areas of Tel Aviv with its many unique boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
Which brings us to lunchtime…..
If you’re a Foodie you might just think that you’ve arrived in heaven. If you’re in the mood for a DIY lunch the Carmel Market is the place to go, with a wide array of stalls offering everything from fresh meat to fresh fruit the key words here are FRESH, COLORFUL & AUTHENTIC, come enjoy and let your senses be assailed by the sights, smells and sounds, even if you end up buying just a basket of strawberries. On the other hand, you can choose one of the endless varieties of café’s or restaurants to eat from, whether homous takes your fancy or high cuisine you can find it here but all with our very special mediterranean twist.
After lunch visit an Art Museum, and of course, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a no-brainer. Founded in the early 1930’s no matter when you visit this museum of Contemporary and Modern Art will never fail to be delightful and thought-provoking all at once. Well worth the visit and make sure that you are over in the summer you can see what special activities organised for younger family members.
The nightlife – without exaggerating this is what so many come visit Tel Aviv. No matter what day of the week you can always find a party raging somewhere, just be aware that they usually start heating up around midnight, so if you’re more of an early birder and you don’t have a problem with heights we suggest that you try one of Tel Aviv’s roof-top bars, serving cocktails to just regular beer and with awesome views of the city, the beaches or Jaffa as their backdrop this might just be the perfect way to wind down after an exhilarating Tel Aviv day