Tel Aviv Holidays 2019 / 2020
The city of Tel Aviv is situated along Israel’s Mediterranean coast and is the most populous city in the Gush Dan area. The city’s weather can be likened to a typical Mediterranean climate. The summer months are hot and humid, whilst the winder is milder with a bit of rain.
Tel Aviv oozes vibrant culture, energetic nightlife and vast stretches of beaches. Plus, there are tons of intriguing architectural sights to see in the city too, including the “White City”.
Tel Aviv holidays are perfect for travellers looking for a little bit of everything. On top of that, you’ll be able to find a range of top resorts and hotels fit to cater to your every need.
Things to do in Tel Aviv
The hustle and bustle of markets, the ultra-modern architecture and the lovely views of ports and parks. Tel Aviv has something for everyone to enjoy. When you’re not hitting the beach, check out these wonderful sights instead:
- Tel Aviv Museum of Art – An art lover’s dream, this museum houses a collection of modern artwork. In addition, there’s a sculpture garden too!
- Azrieli Observatory – Reach the top of the Azrieli Center Circular Tower for amazing, panoramic views of Tel Aviv.
- Tel Aviv Port – What used to be a harbour has now turned into a modern waterfront. Expect stunning views of the glistening water as well as restaurants and nightclubs.
- Jaffa’s Flea Market – Looking for an opportunity to buy some souvenirs? This flea market is the perfect time and place. There are an abundance of stalls selling everything from clothing to bits and bobs.
- The White City – A UNESCO World Heritage Site that hosts a collection of Bauhaus style buildings that are all white. In fact, this area has the most Bauhaus architecture than any other city worldwide.
Tel Aviv family holidays
Families are more than welcome in Tel Aviv and there’s no wonder why. A city that’s full of beaches and loads of green areas make it the perfect place for little ones to enjoy. Due to the city’s compact size, you’ll find it easy enough to travel around with the kids. Plus, with tons of activities to do in Tel Aviv, there’ll never be a boring moment. Have a family trip out to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, where kids of all ages will appreciate something here. Teenagers might be intrigued by the art work of Picasso, whilst younger ones might love the colours on display, the open areas and shows dedicated to their age group.
On the other hand, there are loads of beaches to enjoy with the whole family. Build sandcastles along the vast stretches of sand or take a dip in the clear Mediterranean waters. Head to Hilton Beach for a range of watersports or Frishman and Gordon Beach for a variety of activities. During your holiday, head to Park Hayarkon where the kids can have a run around as you soak up the views of the Yarkon River.
Tel Aviv history and culture
Tel Aviv is a fairly young city who doesn’t share the long history that Jerusalem has. However, the history it does have is put on display for all to see, along with its culture.
The city boasts a collection of Bauhaus buildings down Rothschild Boulevard which have been restored over the years. But this boulevard has shared a portion of Tel Aviv’s history. It was the place where the Prime Minister Ben Gurion declared Israel’s national independence in 1948 and so much more.
On the other hand, Tel Aviv has a variety of museums to visit highlighting various aspects of the city’s history and culture. It is also considered one of the top destinations for the LGBT community, holding annual cultural events which in turn attracts several visitors.
Tel Aviv nightlife
If you’re looking for great nightlife during your holiday in Tel Aviv, you’re in for a treat. There is often something going on when the day turns to night. In fact, it is often considered the party capital of the region. Whether you choose to hop from bar to bar or dance the night away with your friend in a nightclub, Tel Aviv has got it all going on!
- Rothschild 12 – This café turns into a bar once the night time hits. Live bands play here and with an outdoor terrace, you can enjoy the buzzing atmosphere during the warm nights.
- Kuli Alma – For a typical Tel Aviv artsy vibe (and a drink!) head to Kuli Alma. With art exhibits, a dancefloor and an outdoor patio, you can’t go wrong!
- Radio EPGB - Graffiti on the walls and drinks all night long… Radio EPGB gives off a cool feel, great for a party.
- The Barby – The perfect spot for those who love live music. Everything is played here from reggae to rock.
- Lima Lima – With Tel Aviv being one of the world’s top LGBT destinations, it’s only right that it has its fair share of LGBT friendly bars and clubs. Lima Lima is popular venue for its gay nights.
Beaches in Tel Aviv
Searching for your dose of Mediterranean beaches during your Tel Aviv holiday? Well, it’s not hard to find one! From Tel Aviv Port in the north to Jaffa in the south, there’s a wide stretch of sandy beaches for you to enjoy.
- Gordon Beach – There’s plenty of fun to be had here! Aside from the blue waters and sandy stretches, there’s volleyball and a swimming pool too. Plus, whenever you’re feeling peckish, head to one of the many restaurants that line the boardwalk.
- Jerusalem Beach – This cool and calm beach is perfect for a day out. Take a dip in the sea or join in a game of matkot, Israel’s national beach sport!
- Bograshov Beach – This is the best spot for a beautiful blend of the city of Tel Aviv and its stunning coastline. Either look out to tranquil seas or admire the unique architecture on the other side.
- Mezizim Beach – If you’re looking for a laid-back beach vibe, this is the place to go. It’s great for the kids too, thanks to a range of amenities including a playground and toilets.
- Banana Beach – Between ancient Jaffa and Israel’s modern skyline of hotels and tall buildings, Banana Beach enjoys a great location.
Tel Aviv couples holidays
If you’re thinking about a Tel Aviv holiday with your loved one… stop thinking! Get right to it and book your trip together. There’s plenty to do here that are well-suited to couples. Walk hand in hand through Jaffa Old City where you can witness Jewish and Arab cultures come together through architecture and sights. On the other hand, if you’d prefer something more modern, the neighbourhood of Neve Tzedek has a hippy edge to it, flaunting contemporary buildings and an artsy vibe.
Walking around isn’t the only thing you can do in Tel Aviv. In fact, why not enjoy a romantic boat ride in Hayarkon Park – Israel’s biggest park? It’ll give you the chance to admire the city’s diverse landscapes whilst sitting back and enjoying the ride. On the other hand, for something a little more active, hop on a bike and ride along the Tel Aviv boardwalk. Start off in Jaffa, enjoy the views of the Med and end the day in the north of the city.
Food in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is made up of top restaurants and cheap street food spots. Which is perfect for those who are constantly on-the-go in the Israeli city or after a night out clubbing. Much of the street food in Tel Aviv consists of pita bread with tasty fillings including chicken and kebabs along with salad. In restaurants you can find a mixture of cuisines. But when in Israel… why not try typical Israeli cuisine?
Top restaurants in Tel Aviv:
- Onza – A young, trendy environment with great food! Expect Turkish specialities filled with explosive flavours.
- Jasmino – Set within the White City, Jasmino has Israel’s street food on offer. Tasty pitas with chargrilled choices… sounds great to us!
- Bar Ochel – Delicious food, a lively atmosphere and great prices. Bar Ochel is set within a market but it delivers upmarket service and presentation.
- Mashya – Although slightly more expensive, at Mashya you can enjoy lovely Mediterranean dishes.
- Bocca Bocca – If you’d prefer a taste of Italian during your Tel Aviv holiday, Bocca Bocca has succulent Italian panini style dishes.
People also ask
What’s the hottest month in Tel Aviv?
August is the hottest month, reaching highs of 30°C.
What language is spoken in Tel Aviv?
Hebrew and Arabic are both official languages of Israel. However, English is also widely spoken too.
Is Tel Aviv expensive to visit?
Yes, Tel Aviv is often considered an expensive city. But you can still come across loads of cheap eats and free attractions during your holiday here.