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Visit Tel Aviv

Experience Israel at its most modern in the thriving coastal city of Tel Aviv, a cosmopolitan cultural hub lined with stunning beaches.

Sunny Tel Aviv is a hive of constant activity. Its sandy beaches welcome visitors to relax along the Mediterranean while its markets come alive with shoppers chatting animatedly with vendors. Stroll around charming ports by day and party in chic clubs by night. Take time in between to visit the city’s numerous museums, art galleries and historic neighborhoods.

The city was founded in 1909, expanding from the much older neighborhood of Jaffa, said to be the biblical town of Joppa. Wander around historic Jaffa Port and Jaffa Flea Market to get a sense of the ancient atmosphere. The Museum of the History of Tel Aviv-Yafo chronicles the city’s story via interactive exhibits. Stop at the impressive St. Peter’s Church for additional biblical sightseeing.

Part of Tel Aviv’s appeal lies in exploring its varied neighborhoods. Chic Florentin offers an artistic ambiance and electric nightlife, while elegant Neve Tzedek is good for boutique shopping experiences. Embrace the noise and color of Carmel Market, one of the city’s biggest markets, just south of the City Center neighborhood.

Hop between the inspiring museums in the city. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art regularly welcomes new exhibitions from Israeli artists and features a permanent Old Masters gallery. Visit Bialik House for poetic inspiration, the Eretz Israel Museum for national history and the Design Museum Holon for eye-catching architecture and exhibits.

Relax after sightseeing in Tel Aviv’s parks and beaches. Edith Wolfson Park and Park HaYarkon feature scenic escapes. Head to the Mediterranean Coast for a day in the sun. Frishman Beach, Gordon Beach and Bograshov Beach run into one another, creating plenty of sandy space along the water.

Fly into Ben Gurion Airport from major global destinations to arrive in Tel Aviv. The city stays warm throughout the year. Visit in spring for the mildest temperatures and most affordable accommodations. As you plan activities remember that everything closes on Shabbat, a day of rest between Friday sunset and Saturday sunset.

Where to stay in Tel Aviv

Jaffa
Jaffa featuring interior views and heritage elements

Jaffa

Known for Port, Beach, Sea

5/5(9 reviews)

Wander the narrow, winding streets of this ancient port district and shop in its flea market where you will find almost anything and everything for sale.

Tel Aviv Promenade
Jaffa Clock Tower showing a city, heritage architecture and a sunset

Tel Aviv Promenade

Known for LGBT-friendly, Beach, Sea

4.5/5(56 reviews)

Stretching the length of Tel Aviv’s coastline, this scenic promenade takes in miles of beautiful beaches and crystal-clear water.

Top Hotels in Tel Aviv

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Royal Beach Tel Aviv
Royal Beach Tel Aviv
5 out of 5
Ha-Yarkon St. 19, Tel Aviv
CA $291
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15

With direct access to the beach, this Kerem HaTeimanim hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Geula Beach, Carmel Market and Frishman Beach. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (685 reviews)

"This is my 2nd stay and I always liked the location. Right on the beach, within walking distance of Carmel Market and easy to approach by car if you are on a business trip with daily meetings in and out of Tel Aviv."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2019

Royal Beach Tel Aviv
Embassy Hotel Tel Aviv
Embassy Hotel Tel Aviv
5 Shalom Aleichem St., Corner of 74 HaYarkon St., Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
CA $166
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19

Located in Tel Aviv Promenade, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of U.S. Embassy in Israel and Jerusalem Beach. Frishman Beach and Banana Beach are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,055 reviews)

"the only issue is that getting to reception requires going up the stairs, so if you have heavy bags it is a problem. Otherwise no issues"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 19, 2019

Embassy Hotel Tel Aviv
Isrotel Tower Hotel
Isrotel Tower Hotel
4.5 out of 5
78 Hayarkon St, Tel Aviv
CA $217
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Located in Tel Aviv Promenade, this luxury hotel is steps away from U.S. Embassy in Israel and Ben Yehuda Street. Frishman Beach and Gordon Beach are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (695 reviews)

"Great hotel with location near the beach. Beautiful well appointed rooms."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2019

Isrotel Tower Hotel

Popular things to do in Tel Aviv

Carmel Market
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Carmel Market

4.5/5(70 reviews)

One of the largest markets in Tel Aviv is also one of the most exciting, a dizzying collection of food and clothing vendors, full of noise, color and energy. 

Gordon Beach
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Gordon Beach

4.5/5(79 reviews)

Swim in the Mediterranean Sea, surf the waves, play a game of beach volleyball and enjoy the relaxing nightlife vibe of this popular beach at the heart of Tel Aviv.

Old Tel Aviv Port
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Old Tel Aviv Port

4.5/5(65 reviews)

Enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk, dine out in style and then party with the locals at a trendy club in Tel Aviv’s reinvented former port. 

Tel Aviv Museum of Art
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Tel Aviv Museum of Art

4.5/5(29 reviews)

This architectural gem of a museum houses some of the finest art collections in the Middle East, from classic to contemporary.

Jaffa Port
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Jaffa Port

4.5/5(58 reviews)

Browse markets and galleries, watch a unique theater show or simply enjoy the views of the Mediterranean at one of the most famous ancient ports in the world.

Frishman Beach
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Frishman Beach

4.5/5(36 reviews)

Find your own patch of sand on one of the loveliest beaches in Tel Aviv, a waterfront destination popular among both tourists and locals. 

Top activities in Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Old & New Cities Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv
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Jerusalem Old & New Cities Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

CA $124

Enjoy an all-encompassing day tour through ancient and modern Jerusalem. Take in a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives and visit highlights in the Old City and New City alike. Your expert guide enlightens you on the area's diverse history as you discover all Jerusalem offers.

Dead Sea & Jerusalem Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv
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Dead Sea & Jerusalem Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

CA $183

Take an incredibly diverse tour through the historic city of Jerusalem before relaxing at the lowest place on land—the Dead Sea. Once you've discovered ancient wonders such as the Wailing Wall and Mount of Olives, kick back and cover yourself in the rejuvenating mud of a serene spa resort.

Masada & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv
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Masada & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

CA $159

Walk through the extensive Roman-era ruins at Masada, then go floating on the therapeutic waters at the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. See the Qumran Caves and learn about the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls on your day-long tour from modern Israel back through 2,000 years of history.

Caesarea, Haifa and Acre Day Tour from Tel Aviv
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Caesarea, Haifa and Acre Day Tour from Tel Aviv

CA $142

We travel up the Mediterranean coastline will include a number of diverse stops the first of which is Caesarea, the port city built by King Herod in the first century BCE, expanded during the Byzantine period, destroyed during the Arab conquest and rebuilt by the Crusaders.

Jerusalem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv
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Jerusalem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

CA $80

Discover the highlights of Jerusalem, one of the world's oldest cities. Tour the Old City and its consecrated landmarks as your knowledgeable guide enlightens you on the region's extensive religious and cultural history.

Private Tour of Jaffa - Tel Aviv
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Private Tour of Jaffa - Tel Aviv

CA $76

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Jaffa Port, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 68031 Israel Our tour will start at the Jaffa Port. Walking through the narrow allies of the ancient city, listening to stories and admiring galleries and unique art work.

Reviews of Tel Aviv

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 25, 2019

Friendly,helpful people. Felt like I was at home.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 12, 2019

Love the city. 13th visit. Beach, museums, restaurants theatre. What not to like. Safer than large US cities

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 30, 2019

Tel a Viv Jewish Community is Awesome! A fantastic fist time solo visit

4/5 - Good

Merle

Oct 24, 2019

Scooters are dangerous for pedestrians....almost got knocked over a few times by “wild animals “

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 13, 2019

Walkable city

5/5 - Excellent

Gil

Sep 20, 2019

Amazing city with amazing people, food and friendliness.

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