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Tel AvivIsrael

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

Tel Aviv City Hall

Tel Aviv City Center

4.5/5Wonderful!(146 area reviews)

The pristine beaches and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Tel Aviv City Center. A stop by Dizengoff Centre or Ben Yehuda Street might round out your trip.

Tel Aviv City Center
Jaffa showing heritage elements and interior views

Jaffa

4.5/5Wonderful!(69 area reviews)

Waterfront views, beaches, and historic sites are some highlights of Jaffa. Make a stop by Jaffa Port or Jaffa Clock Tower while you're exploring.

Jaffa
Jaffa Clock Tower which includes heritage architecture, a city and a sunset

Tel Aviv Promenade

4.5/5Wonderful!(535 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Tel Aviv Promenade is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Gordon Beach and Hilton Beach.

Tel Aviv Promenade
Neve Tzedek

Neve Tzedek

4.5/5Wonderful!(14 area reviews)

Unique features of Neve Tzedek include the beaches and shopping. Make a stop by Rothschild Boulevard or Israel Defense Forces History Museum while you're exploring the area.

Neve Tzedek
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Kerem HaTeimanim

4.5/5Wonderful!(124 area reviews)

Kerem HaTeimanim is beloved for its stunning beaches. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Tourist Information Office and Banana Beach.

Kerem HaTeimanim
Metzitzim Beach

Old North

4.5/5Wonderful!(145 area reviews)

The pristine beaches and captivating waterfront views are top of the list for many visitors to Old North. A stop by Old Tel Aviv Port or Hilton Beach might round out your trip.

Old North

Top Hotels in Tel Aviv

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach
145 HaYarkon Street, Tel Aviv
The price is $165 per night

Located in Tel Aviv Promenade, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Gordon Beach, Ben Yehuda Street, and Frishman Beach. Hilton Beach and Banana Beach ...

3.6/5Good! (606 reviews)

"I liked the size of the room and the couch and little sitting area."…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2019

Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach
Royal Beach Tel Aviv
Royal Beach Tel Aviv
5 out of 5
Ha-Yarkon St. 19, Tel Aviv
The price is $210 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this Kerem HaTeimanim hotel is in the city center, steps from Geula Beach and Banana Beach. Tourist Information Office and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (770 reviews)

"Hotel looks great and is very clean. The room looked awesome!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Royal Beach Tel Aviv
Armon Hayarkon
Armon Hayarkon
268 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv
The price is $75 per night

Located in Old North, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Metzitzim Beach and Ben Yehuda Street. Old Tel Aviv Port and Hilton Beach are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (129 reviews)
Good experience overall

"The location is great. Walking distance from the beach. The room was clean and tidy. Easy to connect to internet The staff is pleasant and eager to assist. Breakfast was basic."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Armon Hayarkon

Popular places to visit in Tel Aviv

Gordon Beach
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Gordon Beach

4.5/5(427 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.

Carmel Market
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Carmel Market

4.5/5(489 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. 

Old Tel Aviv Port
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Old Tel Aviv Port

4.5/5(367 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. 

Rothschild Boulevard
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Rothschild Boulevard

4.5/5(365 reviews)

From cafés, clubs and hotels to art galleries, historic landmarks and museums, this tree-lined boulevard is a hive of activity from morning until night.

Hilton Beach
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Hilton Beach

4.5/5(147 reviews)

Watersports enthusiasts, dog walkers and the city’s LGBT crowd flock to this lively beach at the northern end of the Lahat Promenade. 

Azrieli Center
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Azrieli Center

4/5(173 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Tel Aviv when you make a stop at a well-known site like Azrieli Center. Visit the area's shops or amble around its beautiful beaches.

Top things to do in Tel Aviv

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

$124
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
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Jerusalem and Dead Sea Day Tour from Tel Aviv

$133
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, & More Tour
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Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, & More Tour

$59
Per adult
Jerusalem Old & New Cities Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv
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Jerusalem Old & New Cities Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

$96
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84% of travellers recommend
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Dead Sea & Jerusalem Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

$142
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94% of travellers recommend
All the Best of Tel-aviv Walking Tour
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All the Best of Tel-aviv Walking Tour

$18
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100% of travellers recommend

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