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14 Top Things To Do In Tel Aviv, Israel

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    Jonathan Chum


Tel Aviv, Israel is known as one of the most vibrant cities in the world. It's also a great place to visit if you're looking for something new and exciting. Tel Aviv has amazing nightlife, excellent restaurants, and beautiful beaches. I went there recently with my family and had a great time exploring everything that this city has to offer!

Ramat Gan Safari

This is a giant zoo located in Ramat Gan, Israel. It was opened in 1972 and has since grown to become the largest zoo in Israel with over 2,000 animals from 250 species. The zoo is open all year round and houses nearly 500 mammals, birds, and reptiles including lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and crocodiles. There are also many different types of fish housed at the aquarium which must be seen to be believed!

Old Jaffa

Old Jaffa is a neighborhood located in the southern part of Tel Aviv. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, with a rich history and culture. The area was named after its original inhabitants, Arabs who had settled there as early as 638 CE.

Within this district, you can find many ancient sites such as:

  • The port - This maritime site has been operating since Roman times until today. It has been used by sailors and traders throughout history including Greeks and Romans, Crusaders, Ottomans, and Jews (who established it).

  • Ruins from First Temple Period - These ruins include stone walls dating back to 880 BCE which were built by King Solomon during his reign over Judea (ancient Israel).

Carmel Market

One of the top things to do in Tel Aviv explores the largest outdoor market in the world, Carmel Market. Located on HaCarmel Street and Gan Nissim Street, it is an open-air food market filled with local produce, fresh fish, baked goods, and other delicacies.

It's a great place to go for people-watching or just browsing around. You can find souvenirs of your trip here as well as a nice restaurant or two if you want to grab lunch while you are there!

Neve Tzedek

Neve Tzedek is a neighborhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is the first Jewish neighborhood outside Jaffa and was founded in 1887.

The first Jewish residents of Neve Tzedek were a group of Yemenite Jews who had migrated from Jerusalem to Jaffa. They bought land from Arabs and built homes there. The area soon became known as the "Yemeni Quarter" due to its large population of Yemenite Jews. However, after several years some left for other parts of Israel while others moved closer to Jaffa itself such as Ben Yehuda Street where they opened businesses like cafes, restaurants, and shops selling clothing or fabrics imported from France at that time.

Tel Aviv Port

Tel Aviv Port is the largest port in Israel and the most important transportation hub in Israel. The port has two main passenger terminals (the north terminal and the south terminal), each with an adjacent shopping mall.

Tel Aviv Port is located on the Mediterranean Sea, right next to Jaffa Port. The area between Tel Aviv and Jaffa is called "Tel Aviv-Jaffa". It's here where you'll find many shops, restaurants, cafés---and even a beach!

The best beaches in Tel Aviv

If you're looking for a beach getaway, Tel Aviv's got a great selection of sandy shores to choose from. Here are some of the best:

  • Hayarkon Park - This is where you'll find the city's longest beach and plenty of shade beneath trees that line its length. There are also cafes serving up snacks and drinks while you enjoy the views.

  • Gordon Beach - An ideal spot if you want a quiet day at the beach without too many people around; this one tends to be less crowded than others because it's further away from town (but still within walking distance). You can rent chairs here or bring your towel if you prefer laying out on sand rather than sitting in an upright chair.

  • Jaffa Beach - This is where locals gather on weekends during the summer months; it's popular among young people because there aren't many tourists around yet---making it feel more like home than other beaches might seem when coming from abroad!

Independence Hall

Independence Hall is one of the most important historical sites in Israel. The building was originally built as a synagogue and later used by the British Mandatory government. It's now a museum that contains artifacts from Israel's struggle for independence during World War II, including letters written by David Ben-Gurion and other Zionist leaders, photos of Nazi atrocities against the Jews, and military equipment used by Jewish underground fighters such as those who attacked the British ships carrying illegal Jewish immigrants to Palestine (known today as "illegal immigrants").

The museum is only open from 9 am until 4 pm on weekdays, but it's still worth going if you have time in your schedule because its location near Tel Aviv University gives you access to some great museums too---including The Museum on Tel Aviv History (A voluntary organization dedicated to preserving the city's past), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (One of Israel's largest art museums with an impressive collection spanning over 200 years), Diaspora Museum at Kibbutz Hanita (This unique museum showcases Jewish life around the world), Nahum Gutman Museum at Kibbutz Degania Alef.

Jaffa Port and Flea Market

Located in Jaffa, Jaffa Port and Flea Market is a great place to visit. It's open every day, so there's no excuse for not enjoying it. There are lots of things for sale here; you just have to haggle for a better price! You can find some cool things like jewelry or pottery that will make your home look unique and special.

Carmel Market

If you're looking for a place to shop, Carmel Market is the place to go. The market has over 250 shops selling everything from fruit and vegetables to clothes, shoes, and household items.

The market is open every day of the week except Saturday when most of the stalls are closed.

Neve Tzedek Neighborhood

Neve Tzedek is a historic neighborhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. The original name was Ohel Moshe (Moshe's tent), which referred to its founder Moshe Salomon. During the late 19th century, it became one of the first modern Jewish suburbs adjacent to Jaffa, then a mixed Arab-Jewish town within Ottoman Palestine.

After 1948 and the establishment of Israel, most residents were evicted from Neve Tzedek by military order and replaced with Sephardi Jews from Arab countries like Morocco and Iraq.

Neve Tzedek today is an upscale neighborhood that preserves its unique architecture including narrow alleyways with low-slung houses built on high basements made possible by a steeply sloping terrain beneath them - thus providing coolness even in hot summers while protecting against floods in rainy winters through traditional means.

These small underground holes lead out into streets or alleys over drains but also down into storm sewers connected to canals outside city limits.

Then they carry away excess rainwater into streams feeding rivers flowing out towards sea rather than allowing it all back up onto streets again.

The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot

The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. The museum provides a thorough look at Jewish history and culture from all over the world.

The exhibits include exhibits on:

  • Jewish life in Israel, including religious and cultural practices

  • Jewish life around the world, including Europe and America

Waterfront Promenade

The waterfront promenade is a great place to spend time while in Tel Aviv. It's lined with shops and restaurants, perfect for people-watching, and there are many places from which you can watch the sunset. A boat tour that passes by some of the most iconic sites in Israel starts and ends at the promenade.


When you're planning your trip to Israel, we hope this guide helps you make the most of your time in Tel Aviv. It's a beautiful city with so much to see and do. We think it's best if you get out there and explore on foot so that you can experience all of its charms firsthand!