Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel that attracts its growing share of tourists. Only a short trip away from Jerusalem, the city exudes a different vibe with attractions that include some of the most popular beaches in the country, a vibrant nightlife and party scene, art, culture, and culinary delights.
Tel Aviv is home to several miles of beaches, many of which are popular to locals and tourists. Whether you are thinking of partying or simply relaxing on a beach, the city has plenty of places to choose from. Some of the best beaches to visit include Banana Beach, Frishman Beach, Gordon Beach, Hof HaZuk North (Mandarin Beach), Hof HaZuk South (Sea and Sun Beach), Metzitzim Beach, Separated or Religious Beach, and Tel Baruch Beach.
Also known as the Diaspora Museum, Beit Hatefutsoth features collections of documents, films, recordings, and more that offer a glimpse into the history of the Jewish people. Points of interest include the thematic sections like the Among the Nations , The Community, Culture, Faith, The Family, and the Return.
Bialik Street is one of the most beautiful and interesting streets in Tel Aviv. It is a cultural and historical destination with attractions that include the Bialik House, Rubin Museum, and the former town hall.
From downtown Tel Aviv, take a walk heading to Jaffa and feel like you have stepped back in time as you explore the old port town. Marvel at the well-preserved architecture and visit the boutiques and restaurants located in what used to be a bazaar. Other top sights to visit when in the area include St. Peter’s Monastery, the bustling flea market, the old port area, the Al-Bahr Mosque, and the Hassan Bek Mosque among others.
Neve Tzedek Quarter
Neve Tzedek Quarter is a great place to explore, especially for art and architecture lovers. It is the oldest neighborhood in the city and is home to European-Jewish settlers for over a century. Its narrow streets, beautiful architecture, and tranquil atmosphere add to the oasis-like feeling that is in contrast from the busier vibe of downtown Tel Aviv. Some of the must-sees in this neighborhood include The Rokach House, Clouche House, Nachum Gutman Museum, Samy D (ceramics studio), Shabazi Street, Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater, and the neighborhood’s cafes and restaurants.
Kerem HaTeimanim, also known as the Yemenite Quarter, is an old neighborhood in Tel Aviv. It is teeming with alleyways begging for a leisurely stroll. It sits near the busy Carmel Market.