10 Reasons to Visit Tel Aviv
Looking to plan a city break? In need of some inspiration for a destination? Want to experience culture, history, atmosphere, food, nightlife and activities? You can find it all and more in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is one of the most popular destinations in Israel located on the specatcular Mediterranean coast.
This city is one of the best places to visit in Middle East and it is estimated over 2 million people visit every year. Tel Aviv has beaches, a vibrant youthful culture, friendly people and lots of tourist sites and attractions.
Tel Aviv might seem a long way away from Europe and other worldwide destinations but lots of airlines fly here everyday making getting there easy.
From the UK, you can fly direct to Tel Aviv with British Airways, easyJet, arkia, EL AL Israel Airlines, Wizz Air and Israir. Other airlines fly from international destinations into Tel Aviv.
Because of the amount of airlines which fly to Israel you can get great deals on prices throughout the year. We recommend using Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights.
Check out our top reasons why you will fall in love with Tel Aviv.
1. Life is Better at the Beach
Barcelona, Miami, Sydney, Santa Monica, Rio de Janeiro... there is something amazing about cities which are based on beaches and Tel Aviv is no different. Nothing compares to being able to walk from the city to the beach and you can literally spend days here relaxing.
Tel Aviv has lots of beaches to choose from including banana beach, frishman beach, and gordon beach. All are all fantastic where you can relax, people watch, swim, sunbathe or do sports.
Be sure to watch the incredible sunsets.
Tel Aviv benefits from a warm climate all year round, expect lots of sun and little rain. This makes the whole experience of visiting more enjoyable, especially when you can walk or hire a bike to get around and see the sights.
Cusine in the Middle East is famous for being delicious and in Tel Aviv this is no different. Locals use a varity of fresh ingredients, flavors and spices to blend together tasty dishes which will leave your taste buds in awe. Tel Aviv is also a 24 hour city and you can find food at all times of the day and night, you will be spoilt for choice as there are over 500 local and international restaurants in Tel Aviv! Recommended dishes to check out include falafel, shawarma, burekas, sabich, shakshuka and scnitzels.
Tel Aviv is famous for its nightlife and there are amazing bars and clubs open all night. Places to check out include KULI ALMA, The Block, Pasaz, The Cat & Dog, The Breakfast Club, Lima Lima bar, Dizzy Frishdon, Clara Club, Mendalimos, Haoman 17, Ku Club Tel Aviv, BuXa, Seret Club, JIMMYWHO? Bar & Lounge and Social Club.
5. Getting Around is Easy
Tel Aviv is quite a small city and to see the sights you could book a Tel Aviv car rental, hire a bike or use public transportation which cheap and efficient. You will also find most people you encounter speak English making everyday things like sightseeing, getting around and buying things easier.
There are so many cultural highlights with fascinating museums, exhibitions, shows and photography galleries available to see all year round. Places to add to your itinerary include Ron Arad’s rich red Design Museum and the Noga, Dvir and Sommer art galleries. There is also incredible street art located throughout the city.
Looking to buy luxury goods? Or shop for tourist goods? You can find so many different shops in Tel Aviv, from luxury design boutiques to smaller more budget range shops. Check out Dizengoff Center Mall, Ofer Ramat Aviv mall and the Azrieli mall.
8. Places to Stay for All Budgets
Tel Aviv has lots of options for accommodation, if you have a large budget there are luxurious hotels or if you are looking to backpack on a shoestring there are hostels offering great value. Top rated hotels like the Carlton hotel offer the ultimate luxury boasting a swimming pool, spa and health club and an incredible rooftop bar with great views over the city. View our tips for visiting Israel on a budget for more recommendations.
9. Safety & Diversity
Tel Aviv is a diverse city with people from all over the world living here. You will find this city more laid back, and attitudes are more left wing compared to more conservative cities in the country like Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is one of the most friendly city break destinations for LGBT citizens and it is also very safe for all tourists compared to other hotspots in the country.
One of the best things about Tel Aviv is it's location. Tel Aviv is located in the middle of the country and in just a few hours you can see places like Jerusalem, Bahai Gardens in Haifa and the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias just to name a few. There is also a domestic airport making trips to some further away places like Eilat easier. Check out our list of the best places to visit in Israel.
We recommend you learn some basic hebrew before departing but one of the things which makes visiting Tel Aviv easier is local people speak English. This makes getting around and sightseeing a lot easier.
Tel Aviv really is one of the most incredible cities in the world with beaches, sunny a rising metropolis for art, food, fashion and nightlife. International travel operators and budget airlines like Easyjet make getting to Tel Aviv easier, so what are you waiting for, book your trip today.