You said Tel Aviv? You said “attractions”. The 24/7 city has so many day&night cultural and entertainment options, you wouldn’t like to leave. Start your ecstatic trip right here
Tel Aviv has so much to offer for tourists and locals alike. Charming neighborhoods, beaches, markets and newly developed areas are just some among many. This energetic city has beautiful nature and many urban areas to enjoy as well. Here are the must-see attractions that the city has to offer.
The Carmel Market and Yemenite Quarter
This dynamic market at the heart of Tel Aviv is located across the busy intersection of the bustling King George and Sheinkin streets, and in between the pedestrian section of Nachalat Binyamin Street and the Yemenite Quarter. The entire area of the market is colorful and thriving. The fruits and spices flavor the air during daytime hours while the crowds push through the noisy market stalls sipping freshly squeezed fruit juices. The market sells fresh produce, local foods, and other merchandise. The Yemenite Quarter, or Kerem Hateimanim, is full of traditional home style eateries dotting its old winding streets.
Tel Aviv Promenade (Tayelet)
On the Tel Aviv Promenade, or Tayelet in Hebrew, any ordinary day can feel like a summer holiday. The combination of sea breeze, scenic backdrop, ample sunshine, fun energy, beach restaurants, and vibrant crowd is uplifting and positive on summer and winter days alike.
Neve Tzedek and HaTahana
This charming neighborhood is the oldest Jewish neighborhood of Tel Aviv. It has a village feel to it and its main street, Shabazi Street, is filled with cute boutiques, cafes, and wine bars. Next to Neve Tzedek, an area called HaTahana (the Train Station Complex) has been reconstructed and developed at the site of a former historical railway. In HaTahana you can find more boutiques, art galleries, food markets, restaurants, fairs, events and exhibits for children.
Old Jaffa and the Flea Market
The ancient port city of Jaffa, with its rich heritage, winding streets, limestone arches, and dome structures is a sight not to be missed. The sound of prayer chants sounding from the mosque form an intoxicating blend with the spicy smells and salty sea breeze. The Flea Market, or Shuk Hapishpashim in Hebrew, has grown into one of the coolest areas in the Tel Aviv- Jaffa area. There you can find carpets, old furniture, and a variety of vintage items being sold amid stylish restaurants, bars, and new shops all around the area.
Rothschild Boulevard and Habima Theater
The beautiful tree lined Rothschild Boulevard is one of the most iconic streets in Tel Aviv. It runs from Neve Tzedek to Habima Theatre, which is Israel’s national theater. On the boulevard you can find Bauhaus buildings, top restaurants, cafes, galleries and people enjoying leisurely afternoons on street benches.
This public city square next to the Tel Aviv municipality on the bustling Ibn Gabirol street is where Yitzhak Rabin’s memorial is located. The square was named after Rabin after his assassination that took place there in 1995. Numerous demonstrations and other public events are often held there.
Tel Aviv Port
The Tel Aviv port, or Namal Tel Aviv in Hebrew, has gone a major transformation since the days of its use by sea traders and merchants. It is now a stylish developed area filled with classy restaurants, shopping, nightlife, exclusive parties and performances. The port’s hangers are now being used as galleries, nightclubs and concert venues.
In the Center of Tel Aviv, about 200 meters from Azrieli Towers, you will find Sarona Complex – a cool place to walk around, watch a street show, grab something to eat in Sarona Market, a trendy food quarter, let your children ride their bike or do some joyful shopping.
Florentin is a quite gentrified hipster neighborhood in the southern part of Tel Aviv, with lots of bars and cafes, interesting Graffiti tours and very unique vibes. If you are an artist or an art fan you will definitely like the vibrant local art scene.
- Those who enjoy walking can also explore the city by foot. The Carmel Market is just a few minutes by foot from Neve Tzedek and the Promenade
- If you chose to forego public transportation for a walk on the beautiful Promenade, the Jaffa Port is an hour by foot from the Tel Aviv Port. Go in the late afternoon to beat the heat and catch the breathtaking sunset over the Mediterranean Sea