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Tel Aviv is fast-paced, vibrant, and full of party people. 

Boasting 14km of urban beaches spanning the Mediterranean coast, and countless after-dark attractions, Tel Aviv promises a good time. 

The city is also a gateway to Israel’s natural wonders and revered sites, making it an ideal travel destination for history lovers. 

Icelandair offers regular flights to Tel Aviv from Europe. Come and explore the beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, vast desert and the Dead Sea.

Tel Aviv

Population: 460,000Area: 52 sq kmTransportation: Tel Aviv is very bike-friendly, and the best way to get around is on two wheels (bike or scooter). Buses run frequently and are an affordable way to get from downtown Tel Aviv to neighborhoods like Jaffa. Train is good for getting to and from the airport, and for day trips to nearby cities like Jerusalem.Currency: shekelTrendy Neighborhoods: Neve Tzedek – Florentin – Lev Ha’ir – Jaffa – Shapira – Yemenite Quarter

Things to see in Tel Aviv

If you’ve come for more than sand and sea, there are great neighborhoods offering character and creativity, and museums, galleries and cultural events giving insight into this history-loaded part of the world. 

Jaffa is older than the city of Tel Aviv – it’s the ancient port city that Tel Aviv grew from. It’s perfect for wandering, and the narrow alleys and buildings of the Old City are worlds away from modern Tel Aviv. Check out the flea market and the Old Port, then hunt out stellar street food.

Tel Aviv has one of the world’s best collections of Bauhaus architecture, and the White City area was named a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its multitude of preserved buildings. Wander down tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv’s most beautiful avenue, to admire the architectural gems on display.

Places to eat in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is a true melting pot of cultures, and the city shines with a diverse range of Middle Eastern dishes and some of the Mediterranean's finest fare. Top of the must-try lists: felafel, hummus, shawarma (a variation of doner kebab) and shakshuka (baked eggs in tomato sauce – a popular breakfast dish). There’s mountains of fresh produce, so salads, juices and smoothies are always a hit – in fact, Tel Aviv has been dubbed the ‘vegan capital of the world’.

Carmel Market is Tel Aviv’s largest market, filled to the brim with spices, fabrics and fresh produce. It’s also the best place to go in search of cheap and delicious street food, from hummus to halva, boureka to bagels. 

The Sarona Market is another crowd-pleaser, but more sleek and modern in tone. This culinary hot-spot houses around 100 businesses, including specialty food shops from all around the world and numerous eateries helmed by popular local chefs.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Nothing beats walking or cycling along the seaside Tel Aviv Promenade (locally called the Tayelet). It’s bookended by Old Jaffa Port in the south and Tel Aviv marina to the north, and along the way are countless beaches, bars and cafes. This is prime sunset-viewing territory. 

If you prefer a sand-free option, check out Gordon Pool, right by the marina on the promenade. This is a 50-meter open-air pool filled with sea water, and it’s a great place to lounge. Another urban oasis is Hayarkon Park, a large green space that’s ideal for picnics, biking, activities and outdoor events. 

Tel Aviv can be bustling and hot, so escaping to recharge is a fine idea. One of the best day trips is to Masada, an ancient mountaintop fortress in the desert. Hike the winding trail up (do it at sunrise, before the heat sets in), or take the cable car. Finish a memorable day with a float in the salty waters of the nearby Dead Sea.

Jerusalem is only 50 minutes by train from Tel Aviv, and you could easily fill a few days exploring the  sacred sites of one of the world’s spiritual capitals.

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