This modern and relaxed Mediterranean city has the ability of immediately becoming a favorite for most people who visit. It is a city with a perfect blend of nightlife, beaches, and culture, but it has boasts the most important high-tech bubble in the world after Silicon Valley in California. It is possible to see the highlights of Tel Aviv in one day, but many people choose to spend at least a few days to explore it thoroughly and appreciate all it has to offer. While it is easy to get out and see the city for yourself, there are a variety of different travel options, depending on your interests. Tel Aviv is also a great starting point for trips to northern Israel.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN TEL AVIV?
Tel Aviv is Israel's national center for nightlife and entertainment, and the city is full of night clubs with music for all tastes; restaurants, pubs, cafes, discos, cinemas, auditoriums and concert halls fill the streets. Among others, the most important historical sites of Tel Aviv include Bialik's house, the house of David Ben Gurion, Dizengoff's house and the old cemetery on Trumpeldor Street. Nature lovers can visit the garden at Abu Kabir, the park HaYarkon (Israel's response to New York's Central Park) and the Botanical Gardens near Tel Aviv University. Families with children likewise can enjoy a park full of action and entertainment attractions.
Tel Aviv is also a business and trade center. There are colorful and bustling markets (shuks) such as the flea market in Jaffa, the Carmel Market, HaTikva Market, and Levinsky Market. There are also modern shopping malls such as Dizengoff Center and Azrieli Center, and important business centers for high-tech companies, realtors, and the country's stock market. All this has made Tel Aviv the business capital of Israel and an international center for conventions, exhibitions and conferences.
CULTURE IN TEL AVIV
The city has over 20 museums, of which the best known are The Museum of the Land of Israel (HaAretz), and the Museum of Modern Art. Other museums in Tel Aviv include the Diaspora Museum, the Museum of the Israel Defense Forces, the History Museum, the Etzel Museum, the Haganah Museum, the Palmach Museum, the Lekhi Museum and the Museum of Nahum Guttman.
The city hosts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Opera Assembly, as well as most national dance and theater companies. The city has several plazas and baseboards, the best known being Rabin Square where Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated; Hamedina Square and the Dizengoff roundabout, considered by many as sisters to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
There are also eleven churches, monasteries and mosques in the city, such as St. Peter's Church and the Franciscan Monastery. Most of them are located in Jaffo, a suburb of the city.
"THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS"
The nightlife of Tel Aviv is famous worldwide, winning greater international fame every year; today, the city is widely regarded as one of the best night cities in all of Europe. The nightlife of Tel Aviv is incredibly diverse, with bars and nightclubs that attract everyone, catering to every possible taste and interest. From mega-clubs that attract the best DJs from around the world to smaller and quaint neighborhood bars, hipster pubs, underground bars and beach bars, the nightlife of Tel Aviv is certainly one of the major attractions from the city.
The scene of the nightlife of Tel Aviv is intensely competitive and bars are opening and closing constantly, forcing themselves to reinvent themselves and adopt new concepts. Every night there is a wide range of events available, and sometimes finding the perfect event for you can be difficult because of the vast variety. But without any doubt, the nightlife in Tel Aviv is something that has to be seen to be believed.