A vibrant city on the Mediterranean shore, Tel Aviv is packed with activities and cultural attractions appealing to every type of traveler - from beautiful beaches and intriguing museums, to some of the world’s best dining options and all-night parties. Throughout the year, visitors can experience exciting attractions unique to Tel Aviv, which keep you entertained from day to night. Here’s our guide to some of the best activities and things to do in the nonstop city.
Go Sight-seeing Spend a day exploring Old Jaffa, an ancient city located on the southern tip of Tel Aviv, with tales from biblical times and an historical dialogue manifested throughout its unique traits. Feel Jaffa’s magical charm at Shuk Hapishpeshim (Hebrew for "flea market"), which has existed since the early 20th century. Brimming with vendors selling everything from antique furniture, record players, jewelry, clothing and cosmetics, the market is a converging spot for all types of collectors and vintage hunters. By night, the area transforms into a nightlife destination, where some of the best dining options and bars await you along a maze of cobbled streets.
Take a Tour Explore the city’s colorful streets with Grafitiyul, a company offering walking tours exploring the contemporary art scene in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Urban Culture and Street Art tours showcase creative neighborhoods, with a focus on the trendy Florentin district, to provide insight into the Israeli graffiti, street and mural art scene. In addition, visitors have the option to book a tour with an experiential art workshop or a Tel Aviv Night Tour with flashlights. Tours are conducted in English, French, Russian and Hebrew.
Visit a Museum Tel Aviv is home to many well-established museums, including the Tel Aviv Museum of Art which was founded in 1932 by the first Mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff. As one of Israel’s leading artistic and cultural institutions, visitors can enjoy a broad display of art in the form of paintings, drawings, photography, architecture and design, and contemporary pieces. The museum contains many influential European and American works of art in its permanent exhibition, including paintings of international acclaim from the Dutch old masters, the Impressionists, modern works and collections from many renowned Israeli artists of the 20th century.
Dine Out Whether its classic Middle Eastern staples, fusion dining, fine kosher cuisine or inventive vegan delights, Tel Aviv is the top destination for the foodie enthusiasts. From cheap eats at street vendors, selling falalel, sabich and Shawarma, to internationally acclaimed chefs bringing their inspired creations to the table, get ready to experience a burst of tastes and flavors as you sample your way across Tel Aviv. Cafes, breakfast spots, hole in the wall establishments and many restaurants line the city’s streets, serving almost every type of cuisine imaginable from all corners of the globe. In Tel Aviv, you will never go hungry!
Experience the Nightlife Celebrated for its party scene, Tel Aviv has been ranked as “The City That Never Sleeps", by travel guide Lonely Planet as one of the world's top 10 “Ultimate Party Cities” and “Top Ten Hedonist City Breaks” in nightlife categories. The nightlife starts in the early evening and continues past the break of dawn, when super clubs are reaching their peak. Bars, intimate dance venues and large-scale clubs scatter the city, with south Tel Aviv and the Allenby St. region particularly popular spots, as well as the beaches and the Tel Aviv Port in summer. Whatever your preference, nightlife venues spotlighting every type of music, including techno, trance, rock and pop, have enhanced Tel Aviv’s reputation as the epicenter of fun.