Tel Aviv is one of the most cosmopolitan, liberal, and technologically-rich cities in the West, as well as occupies a beautiful location in the eastern Mediterranean. With sandy beaches and a kind sea. So on your next visit to Israel, with all that’s on offer, what are the 10 best activities in Tel Aviv. The eastern Mediterranean has tons to offer, most of which are in Tel Aviv.
Top 10 Activities to Do in Tel Aviv
Go to the beach
Let’s start with an obvious one, Tel Aviv’s 9 miles of beaches. Well-maintained and sandy, Tel Aviv’s beaches are looked down upon by some of the best hotels in Tel Aviv. It’s simple to rent beach chairs, umbrellas, and water sports equipment, as well as be refreshed at the countless number of bars and restaurants that adorn it.
Visit Carmel Market
A stone’s throw away from your hotel is the famed Shuk Hacarmel (Carmel Market). If you are looking from Tel Aviv, this almost century-year-old market sells everything from food, spices, and local delicacies to clothing and electronics. Get a true feel for the Middle East with its unique hustle and bustle, but don’t forget to haggle!
Visit Sarona Market
If you want to try a market that’s a bit different, you need to go to Sarona Market. Sarona Market is only a couple of years old and is wonderfully modern. With almost 9,000 sq meters of covered, and out in the open, shops, kiosks and restaurants, there is something for everyone.
Take a look at Tel Aviv landmarks
If you’re interested in modern Israeli history, take a trip to one of the most significant attractions in Tel Aviv, Independence Hall on Rothschild St. and see where it all began. Not far from some of the main hotels in Tel Aviv, the spot of Israel’s declaration of independence more than 70 year ago is kept in the same way as it was that day in May 1948.
Trip to Jaffa
Take in over 2,000 years of history when you visit Tel Aviv’s sister city, Jaffa, which is only a 15 minute walk from your beach hotel, possibly the Dan Panorama, one of the Tel Aviv hotels closest to Jaffa. World-famous oranges, and its unique Arab culture, this 5,000 year-old port city has distinctive architecture, bohemian shops and flea market, and the iconic Jaffa Clock Tower.
Modern Port of Tel Aviv
In the opposite direction, you’ll find the modern port of Tel Aviv. With a treasure trove of eateries, boutique shops and fun things to do, you can easily spend a day and a night there. Maybe even check out the yachts and take a day trip on the calm sea.
Enjoy the Nightlife
One of the main attractions in Tel Aviv is its famous night life. After a fantastic day seeing the sights, relax and let your hair down at one of the many bars and clubs, which are open all night. Tel Aviv has risen to top in the rankings of the places to go for the gay community, including a gay pride parade during gay pride month.
Hatahana New Station and Entertainment Complex
Round the corner from the Dan Panorama hotel is another modern attraction in Tel Aviv, the Hatahana New Station and Entertainment Complex. This is a trendy entertainment center and is adorned by a fully-restored Templar-style building, on the site of old Jaffa train station. Despite being less than 10 years old, there is at least a full day’s worth of activities for the whole family.
Go to Yarkon Park
Take a sunny afternoon and go to Yarkon Park. Crossing the border between Tel Aviv and its ‘daughter’ city, Ramat Gan, this is truly a great place for families to visit. With a water park, tethered hot air balloon ride, paddle boats to rent and even a bird sanctuary and petting zoo, there is something for everyone.
One of the best attractions in Tel Aviv is the Habima Square (or The Stage Square), which is home to the city’s philharmonic orchestra, the HaBima national theater, and one of Tel Aviv’s most beautiful squares. There is classical musical playing around the clock, but audible only to those sitting inside the sunken garden area.