Tel Aviv, the cultural and party capital of Israel, is a thriving modern city with something for everyone. Whether you are traveling as a single woman or with a family, you’ll be blown away by life in this bustling Mediterranean metropolis.
Tel Aviv is home to some of the most magnificent urban beaches in the world. With soft white sand and mild Mediterranean waters, any beach along Tel Aviv’s coast is a worthwhile place to unwind.
Admire the architecture
Nicknamed “The White City” because of the heavy influence of Bauhaus, Tel Aviv is a wonderful place to admire architecture. The city was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003 because of its impressive and well-preserved Bauhaus architecture built from the 1930s to the ’50s.
Tel Aviv is the fashion capital of Israel, with young designers and major name brands available. Stroll along Bograshov or Sheinkin Streets for lots of cute boutiques, or visit one of the city’s major malls, like the Azrieli or Dizengoff Center for a more mainstream experience.
The bustling Carmel Market is a must-see for food lovers, as well as anyone who wants a slice of local life. Besides the glorious fresh produce for sale, the surrounding neighborhood is also filled with cute cafes and shops.
The newly revitalized Tel Aviv port in the northern end of the city is a gorgeous place to spend a sunny afternoon. Wander the lovely indoor market, sip a glass of wine overlooking the Mediterranean or just enjoy a stroll along the renovated boardwalk.
One of Tel Aviv’s oldest neighborhoods, Neve Tzedek is an adorable mess of windy streets, gorgeous old buildings and charming shops. Meander over to HaTachana, an old train station that has been converted into a lively public space with popular shops and restaurants.
From modern art to history, Tel Aviv is a museum- and gallery-lover’s dream. Whether you’re interested in contemporary art, Judaica (crafts related to Jewish religious rituals) or the Israeli saga, there’s a museum for every mood and personality.
Israelis love to party, and no city parties quite like Tel Aviv, where bars and clubs are open all night long. Whether you want to dance the night away or enjoy a bottle of wine with your girlfriends, you’ll have no trouble finding something your speed.
Lingering in cafes is a national pastime in Israel, so make like a local and grab a seat at one of the many cafes that are on every block. Read a book, watch the world go by and slow down for a few minutes.
Jaffa flea market
If you are in Tel Aviv, then Jaffa, just south of the city (which is technically Tel Aviv-Jaffa), is a must-visit. In particular, the lively flea market is a fun experience and a great place to get unique souvenirs.