Tel Aviv

Travel Guide
Jaffa Port showing a sunset, a city and a river or creek

Experience Israel at its most modern in the thriving coastal city of Tel Aviv, a cosmopolitan cultural hub lined with stunning beaches.

Sunny Tel Aviv is a hive of constant activity. Its sandy beaches welcome visitors to relax along the Mediterranean while its markets come alive with shoppers chatting animatedly with vendors. Stroll around charming ports by day and party in chic clubs by night. Take time in between to visit the city’s numerous museums, art galleries and historic neighborhoods.

The city was founded in 1909, expanding from the much older neighborhood of Jaffa, said to be the biblical town of Joppa. Wander around historic Jaffa Port and Jaffa Flea Market to get a sense of the ancient atmosphere. The Museum of the History of Tel Aviv-Yafo chronicles the city’s story via interactive exhibits. Stop at the impressive St. Peter’s Church for additional biblical sightseeing.

Part of Tel Aviv’s appeal lies in exploring its varied neighborhoods. Chic Florentin offers an artistic ambiance and electric nightlife, while elegant Neve Tzedek is good for boutique shopping experiences. Embrace the noise and color of Carmel Market, one of the city’s biggest markets, just south of the City Center neighborhood.

Hop between the inspiring museums in the city. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art regularly welcomes new exhibitions from Israeli artists and features a permanent Old Masters gallery. Visit Bialik House for poetic inspiration, the Eretz Israel Museum for national history and the Design Museum Holon for eye-catching architecture and exhibits.

Relax after sightseeing in Tel Aviv’s parks and beaches. Edith Wolfson Park and Park HaYarkon feature scenic escapes. Head to the Mediterranean Coast for a day in the sun. Frishman Beach, Gordon Beach and Bograshov Beach run into one another, creating plenty of sandy space along the water.

Fly into Ben Gurion Airport from major global destinations to arrive in Tel Aviv. The city stays warm throughout the year. Visit in spring for the mildest temperatures and most affordable accommodations. As you plan activities remember that everything closes on Shabbat, a day of rest between Friday sunset and Saturday sunset.

Where to stay in Tel Aviv

Embassy Hotel Tel Aviv
Embassy Hotel Tel Aviv
5 Shalom Aleichem St., Corner of 74 HaYarkon St., Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
The price is £92 per night from 18 Sep to 18 Sep
Offering direct access to the beach, this Tel Aviv Promenade hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of U.S. Embassy in Israel and Jerusalem Beach. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (982 reviews)
"We loved the hotel. Friendly and super helpful stuff. Nice rooms, great location. It is a simple, clean and convenient place. No cons. We will be back."

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2021

Embassy Hotel Tel Aviv
Royal Beach Tel Aviv
Royal Beach Tel Aviv
5 out of 5
Ha-Yarkon St. 19, Tel Aviv
The price is £202 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Offering direct access to the beach, this Kerem HaTeimanim hotel is in the city centre, steps away from Geula Beach and Banana Beach. Tourist Information Office ...
4.2/5Very Good! (844 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel with friendly staff, excellent amenities, and great location."

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2021

Royal Beach Tel Aviv
The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya
The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya
4 Hashunit Street, Herzliya
The price is £322 per night from 18 Sep to 18 Sep
This family-friendly Herzliya hotel is located near the beach, 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Shivat HaKochavim Mall, and within 6 mi (10 km) of The Israel Trade Fairs ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (126 reviews)
When luxury and comfort meets the sea and sun
"We had a wonderful time at the Ritz. Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on 15 May 2021

The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya
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Ben Yehuda Apartments
Ben Yehuda Apartments
119 Ben Yehuda St., Tel Aviv
The price is £77 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ben Yehuda Street and Hilton Beach. Old Tel Aviv Port and Banana Beach are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (745 reviews)
"Great location. Nice room in great area. Pull out sofa was not good even to just sit on"

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2021

Ben Yehuda Apartments
ApartHotel Okeanos on the Beach
ApartHotel Okeanos on the Beach
10 Hashunit St, Herzliya
The price is £113 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Located in Herzliya, this beachfront apartment building is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Herzliya Marina and Arena Mall. Dabuch ...
4.3/5Excellent! (62 reviews)
"Stuff was really nice. Room was clean. Parking was easy onsite. Very nice pool. We got a room with a balcony and sea view. Overall great getaway. Thanks"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2021

ApartHotel Okeanos on the Beach
Carmel Market Apartments By Master
Carmel Market Apartments By Master
39 yishkon street, Tel Aviv
Located in Tel Aviv Promenade, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Ben Yehuda Street and Dizengoff Centre. Gordon Gallery and Ben Gurion House ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Super apartments in the heart of Tel Aviv
"Great apartment, great location. you cannot fault in any way"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Carmel Market Apartments By Master
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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