From beautiful Mediterranean beaches and historic sites to striking architecture and a bustling night life, Tel Aviv is Israel’s most exciting city, and one that visitors to the Holy Land will want to explore again and again. Here’s a look at the top 10 attractions in Tel Aviv.
1. Beit Hatfutsot (Museum of the Jewish People)
Detailing the history of the Jewish people in interesting and innovative ways, and also featuring a genealogy center, this museum is a must-see for all Jews visiting the city, and well worth the visit for others.
2. Beachfront promenade
While there’s a sprawling city feel to Tel Aviv, the city does feature one of the most scenic beaches in Israel. The beachfront promenade gives you the chance to witness it in all its glory, while taking in the Miami Beach-like architecture.
With eclectic architecture, Moorish murals, and Art Nouveau motifs aplenty, Nakhalat Binyamin Street is one of the most unique locations in Tel Aviv. Home to a craft market on Fridays, and a busy nightlife, this is the place to come for fun and culture.
4. The Azrieli Observatroy
This 360 degree observatory deck offers the best views of the city of Tel Aviv, as well as the Mediterranean, and Israel at large. It’s also one of the most popular attractions in Tel Aviv so book in advance if you can.
5. Old Jaffa
Located just outside Tel Aviv, the Old Port of Jaffa makes for an enjoyable afternoon or day trips. Its streets are punctuated by historical sites, while its relaxing and scenic nature makes for a nice change of pace.
6. Tel Aviv Museum of Art
With an impressive collection featuring the likes of Picasso, Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh on display, this museum is a must-see for arts aficionados.
While it may not be as shiny and fresh as it once was, Luna Park amusement park still offers a fun way to while away an afternoon. Be sure to check out Tel Aviv from above with the Ferris wheel. The nearby convention center is the place to go to see international music acts.
Known as one of the most historic streets in Tel Aviv, Bialik Street has been home to famous artists, poets, and more. Along the street you’ll find small museums and plaque devoted to the likes of Reuven Rubin and Haim Nahman Bialik.
9. Carmel Market
The largest open-air market in the city, this is the place to come for fresh views and people watching.
10.Dizengoff Street (shopping)
Any list of things to do in Tel Aviv wouldn’t be complete without a mention of shopping. The White City features some of the best shopping in Israel, with everything from designer clothing to electronic gadgets. Start at Dizengoff Street, which hosts a flea market on weekends, before hitting up the malls and stores.
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