Getting off the beaten path may be difficult in a big, bustling city like Tel Aviv, whether you’ve already been there before and want to try new things or you just plan to stay longer. But it is still possible to get an indie experience in Tel Aviv.
- Take a walk on the beach. The center of the promenade spans from Gordon Street (in the north) to Jaffa (in the south).
- Pack a picnic basket and go to Hayarkon Park. Read a book, walk, enjoy the nature.
- Take a walk in the White City, a neighborhood in Central Tel Aviv and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Pay attention to the graffiti when you are walking in the city.
Why you should add Tel Aviv to your RTW travel list
Of course Tel Aviv wouldn’t be complete without seeing some of the sites that makes it famous. Here are some ideas on what to do if you’ve never been there or plan on staying for a while.
- Explore the Old City of Jaffa, a lovely example of coexistence between Arabs and Jews. Spend time in markets, visit the churches and learn from the museums.
- Neve Tzedek is the first neighborhood ever to be built in the city, now a place where you can sip a coffee at a fancy café or visit art galleries.
- Visit the colorful Carmel Market. Pick up souvenirs or just try the incredible Mediterranean foods. Try the freshly squeezed pomegranate juice.
- The Old Tel Aviv Port is now one of the best entertainment districts in the city. Make time to stop for a meal or just walk in the area and do some people watching.
- Dance the night away at one of the famous night spots.
- If you are into seeing historical sites, plan a day trip to Jerusalem.
Why you should not add Tel Aviv to your RTW travel list
- Tel Aviv is an expensive city to visit. Hotel rates vary according to the season and where you book the room. The city is a year-round destination so plan carefully.
- Be careful what stamps you have in the passport. If you’ve already visited UAE , Syria or Iran you might be refused to enter Israel.
The largest city in Israel, modern Tel Aviv stands in stark contrast with old-world Jerusalem. Content to let Jerusalem reign as the architectural and spiritual marvel of the country, Tel Aviv is what keeps it running.