When you think of the Mediterranean holiday destination Croatia, Greece or Italy often spring to mind! However, have you ever thought about visiting Tel Aviv? Sunny days, breath taking coastlines, endless array of restaurants and nightlife that never sleeps all make Israel’s most cosmopolitan city a must visit in the Middle East.
See our list of the top 6 things to do when visiting Tel Aviv.
1.Experience the epic nightlife
Renown for it’s incredible nightlife, the city boasts an incredible variety of bars & clubs including rooftop bars, breweries, gastro-pubs and even underground pubs! It’s time to put your dancing shoes on as you won’t get home until the early morning hours.
2. Explore the Old City of Jaffa
The ancient port city of Israel, Jaffa is just waiting to be explored. Wander through the labyrinth of alleyways, there’s plenty to see here including quaint fishing port, famous central clock, lively flea markets and a buzzing food and art scene.
3. Chill out at the beaches
Boasting over 10 beaches along the stunning Israeli coastline, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy the 300 days of sun Tel Aviv gets per year. Lay on the sand, cool off in the sea, stroll along the seaside promenade or even give surfing ago!
4. Wander around Hayarkon Park
Similar to New York’s Central Park, Hayarkon Park is Tel Aviv’s largest green space and is a favourite for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Go for a picnic on the grass, go for a stroll neat the river or wander through the impressive gardens.
5. Visit the buzzing Carmel Markets
Wander though the Carmel Markets, for a complete sensory overload! Find colourful market stalls selling everything from fresh produce, hand-made crafts and souvenirs. Haggle with the locals, and grab yourself a treat or two!
6. Indulge in Israeli food
Make sure you bring your stretchy pants, as you’re going to need it as Tel Aviv has some amazing food to taste. Hummus is a must-try, as well as falafel, shakshuka, tahini and much more! Don’t forget to try the street-food as well as the buzzing cafes and restaurants.