Night Time at the BeachIf you thought that the beach is only for the day, you are wrong. When comes the night, the cafés along the beaches are still busy. They have, beside the tables, these lights in form of cones and you can sit close to the water and order anything from the menu, you can also ask to smoke a “nargila” (shisha).
HotelsIf you can afford to stay in one of these fancy 5 stars hotel that are right on the beach, you are a lucky one. The problem in Tel-Aviv is with the medium range and budget hotels, there are just not enough of them and even these ones are not so cheap. Here are the dormitory style hostels I could find in the city in 2013: BneiDan, Momo, Hayarkon48, Sky, Mugraby, OldJaffa, GordonInn, Florentine, BeachFront. Check in TripAdvisor and Hostel World the comments of the visitors at each place.
Dov- the Domestic Flights AirportIf you see, from time to time, light airplanes flying along the beaches of Tel-Aviv, that’s because there is a small airport very close to the Reading chimney. It is a domestic airport, you can take a flight to Eilat from there.
Watch this Video of a Walk in the Center of Tel-Aviv.
Tel-Aviv SurfersWhen comes the sea waves, there are surfers in the beaches of tel-Aviv.
Religious peopleReligious people usually prefer to live in a more holy city like Jerusalem, the ones who do live in Tel-Aviv, can get inspired by local customs
Children and BabiesIf you come from a western country, you will be surprised by the high number of babies and children that you will see in the streets of Tel-Aviv (and in all Israel). The fertility rate in Israel is high: 2.9 children per woman, compared to less than 2 in the developed countries. The population in Israel is relatively young.
DogsIf you prefer dogs, there are plenty in Tel-Aviv.
Street CatsThere are the lucky cats who have an owner and there are the ones who are called "Street Cats". The Street Cats" live in the courtyards of the Tel-Aviv buildings and usually quite well, thanks to some good people who are giving them food. There are so many of them in Tel-Aviv that an administration even considered exporting some of them abroad, but finally they all stayed in Israel.
This one posed for me:
PitzuhimThis is not food for birds. It is called "Pitzuhim" and it is sold in every corner in Tel-Aviv. Israelis like to eat these snacks, especially the black and white sunflower seeds and especially while looking at a football game on TV.
Mike's placeThere are many places to go out at night but if you are a tourist you may prefer a place where everyone speaks English around you, and that's exactly Mike's place (See Map). It is just next to the U.S embassy on the beach promenade. There are free live music shows each night. Mike's place-Internet Site
French AttackIn August, Tel-Aviv belongs to the French. I guess it goes like this: each year all the Jews of France open a facebook page in which they say: “this year let's go all of us for our vacation to Tel-Aviv” and so they close everything and come to the beaches of Tel-Aviv. The result is that French is heard everywhere.
The Panoramic Touristic BusIt won’t stop at the Buckingham palace nor at the Eiffel tower but still, the Tel-Aviv panoramic tourist bus will take you for a nice tour of the city with audio explanations in several languages. You can get on and off the bus at any station, the first one is at Tel-Aviv port.
Panoramic Touristic Bus Internet Site, Walking Tours, Segway tours.
Tel-Aviv, The White CityYou see the photo? that's why Tel-Aviv is also called the White City. Tel-Aviv is known for its Bauhaus Architecture buildings (In white), the UNESCO even proclaimed Tel Aviv World Cultural Heritage site, for that.
Talking about Culture, there are also some Museums in town.
Now that you know about it, you can return to the Beach.
Jaffa new Seaside PromenadeJaffa is situated at the south of Tel-Aviv, they both belong to the same municipality (Tel-Aviv-Jaffa municipality). There is a long term project to make a seaside promenade from Bat-Yam in the south to Hertzelia in the north, something like 30 Km.
In 2010 one more step has been achieved, by finishing a seaside promenade all along Jaffa. (See Map)
Jaffa PortFrom 2012, after renovation, the Jaffa port became an attractive zone with cafés, restaurants (fish...) and a small covered market.
Behind the port is the hill of old jaffa where you can find art galleries and historical excavations (Napoleon was here). On Friday mornings there is a nice flea market in old Jaffa.
Tel-Aviv consist mostly of modern buildings. Still, the south of Tel-Aviv preserves some buildings from the early days of the city. Rothschild boulevard is one of the nicest in Tel-Aviv. (See Map)
Watch this Video about Rothschild boulevard.
(See Map). You can find in Neve-Tzedek nice red roof houses and many arts and crafts shops. This is a place with many bars to go out at night. Watch this Video.
Tel-Aviv MapI have put in the map, 4 marks in order to get oriented:
1. The port entertainment area, the effective northern limit of Tel-Aviv.
2. Old Jaffa- the southern limit of Tel-Aviv.
3. Dizingoff circle- Quite a central spot in Tel-Aviv.
4. Rothschild boulevard- probably the nicest in Tel-Aviv.
(Click here for More Maps of Tel-Aviv)
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Which day of the week is the best in order to spot beautiful girls at 14:00, in central Tel-Aviv ?
See the correct answer with explanation.
That's it. Now you know everything (almost) about Tel-Aviv.
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