The Best Sites to Visit in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is an interesting city with tons of things to offer to eager travelers. What can you do in the Tel Aviv? You can shop until you drop in the city’s many shopping spots which include local markets, malls that host a lot of shops, and shopping streets that are lined with haute couture boutiques. You can also go and enjoy the miles of beach in the coast of Tel Aviv and soak in all the sun and fun. Or if you are after the finer things in life you can enjoy the gastronomic offerings of the city with its many top class restaurants serving mouth watering dishes. There is too much to see and experience that you need a shorter list just to make sure you do not miss the best attractions and activities while vacationing in the city. The rich experiences Tel Aviv can provide necessitate staying in Tel Aviv vacation rentals. This allows you to stay longer comfortably and affordably in the city. Here are some of the best sites to visit in Tel Aviv.
Jaffa or “Yafo” is the oldest (3000 years old to be exact) part of Tel Aviv. In fact it is the place where the modern Tel Aviv owes its existence. The ancient architecture and the old Bauhaus buildings lining up its streets make it a very interesting place to visit and explore. Jaffa is known to be the location of the old port, a commercial center way back in the history of city. Today it is a scenic and rustic place that takes you back to the old times with many restaurants around to enjoy authentic Arabian and Mediterranean cuisine. The view out to the sea is also unforgettable with a number of grand villas along its coast. It is a great place to just walk around, day or night. There are just simply many places to see and many things to do and one of which is shopping. The Jaffa flea market is the largest market of its kind in Tel Aviv. This place sells everything. Antique furniture, family jewelry and heirloom, carpets, local textiles, name it and this place have it. Haggle with the vendors and get great deals. The best way to enjoy Old Jaffa is just to walk around. To get the best out of these walks, there are guided tours in the area. That should save you time by getting you to the best parts of Jaffa from the get-go. The good news is there are many Tel Aviv holiday rentals near to Old Jaffa. Savoring this place from day one is easy!
Neve Tzedek is one of the oldest settlements in the city of Tel Aviv, in fact this place is older than the city itself. Neve Tzedek is an area developed for the expansion of the city outside Jaffa. This is the reason why this place looked dilapidated and run down for a long time in the latter years of Tel Aviv. But this changed as the city began to enjoy rapid economic growth in recent years. The seemingly deserted streets became chic and hip and the place started to become the “in” place in Tel Aviv. There are new restaurants all over Neve Tzedek and new shops that sell items you could not find anywhere else in the city. Neve Tzedek is a “strategic” place to stay while on vacation in the city. Holiday apartments in Tel Aviv are numerous in this area and it is located right smack at the center of the most interesting parts of the city not to mention its nearness to the beautiful beaches of the city.
One of the attractions inside Neve Tzedek is The Suzzane Dellal Dance Center. Locals and tourists love to come to this place and be entertained by world class performers. There are dances, plays, and many more live performances. There is also a garden around the place, a perfect spot to just sit and relax and have some quiet conversations. If you are into the story of famous people in the city, then you would love to visit the Rokach House in Simon Rokach St. This house is only one of the many houses of this influential family. Get into the architecture of the house which was restored only a few years back. There is also the Chlouche House, a house with a great showing of 19th century European architecture. The highlight of visiting this house is standing on its rooftop. Enjoy the view around Neve Tzedek. Consider the sea breeze a bonus in this wonderful experience.
If you love shopping then you can go directly to Shabazi St. This is a shopping haven for locals and travelers so if you are looking for art, pottery, clothes and accessories, or children’s clothes walk through this part of Neve Tzedek and prepare to be pleased to what you can buy here. When you get tired and need a place to rest or grab something to eat all you have to do is choose between the numerous cafés and restaurants around like the Tazza D’oro or the Café Suzana.
Neve Tzedek’s rustic nature adds to its charm making it one of the most popular places in the whole city. Renting a Tel Aviv apartment rental in this area will be a decision you will never regret.
The Old Port
In 1965 a new port was opened in Ashdod leaving the old port in northern Tel Aviv to ruins for two decades. However the old port came back alive in the 80’s as the city realize the potential of the place in hosting recreation activities for families. At daytime this place is alive with people jogging and cycling around. At night this place is almost unrecognizable as it transforms into a dazzling nightlife spot with bars, restaurants, and shops coming alive with lively lights and party goers crowding its open spaces. It is not surprising that there are many Tel Aviv apartment rentals near this area.
One of the most popular spots in the port is the Boya restaurant. It is known for its great sea food and view of the sea. There is outdoor seating too so in a clear night this is the perfect place to dine and drink the night away. If you want hard core partying you can always check out TLV which is also conveniently located on the port. This is the party haven of Tel Aviv with house music playing all night long. The interior boasts state of the art sound system and lights and hosts a lot of nightly events. If you are out in the city to meet people then jump to the next place and enjoy the good looking men and women that frequent Erlich. This place is built upon a round bar where people are expected to mingle. Music is contemporary and at weekends this place can be very crowded. If you love to party hard every night you can choose to stay in a vacation apartment Tel Aviv near the port and make your days and nights equally pleasurable.
This tree lined street is at the heart of Tel Aviv and is one of the most prominent tourist spots in the city. Rothschild Boulevard is not only historic it also plays an important role in Tel Aviv’s current economic growth. It is the financial center of the city and is considered to be the most expensive street in town. There are beautiful Bauhaus buildings, numerous bars, restaurants, cafés, and banks creating a lively mix of establishments that adds to the grandeur of the boulevard. The most popular structures on its length include the Lederberg House and the Russian Embassy House. The corporate headquarters of HSBC is also located in Rothschild Boulevard together with the First International Bank Tower. There is of course the Independence Hall, Engel House, Yitzhaki House, Rieger House, and many more. Walking through the boulevard can give you a glimpse of Tel Aviv’s rich cultural background.
It is possible to stay very close to this urban center with numerous holiday apartments in Tel Aviv very close to it. Because it is built on the center of the city, it is a good place to plan and launch a city-wide excursion – visiting cultural establishments like the Ha’Hagama Museum and other key historical sites in the city with zero access issues.
Carmel Market Area
The Carmel market area consists of the Carmel market, the pedestrian mall (affectionately called Nahalat Binyamin by locals), and the Yemenite Quarter. This area is teeming with people every day and is one of the most popular destinations in Tel Aviv. The Carmel market is where you can find the fresh produce of the city. From fish, spices, to vegetables you can find it all here. This market is quite wide stretching from Allenby all the way down to the Carmelit Station to the delight of many adventurous tourists.
Nahalat Binyamin on the other hand is a pedestrian mall that is well known for its many cafés and restaurants. This place is best enjoyed during Tuesdays and Fridays starting from 10am to 5pm with the crafts market transforming this street into a fun and jovial stretch of pavement.
The Yemenite Quarter is still within the Carmel market area and is known for its well preserved structures. In fact this is one of Tel Aviv’s most well preserved sectors. Travelers love this place because it shows the long running history of the city with its ancient looking buildings and structures. If you live in a Tel Aviv apartment rental near this area you are in for an exciting time in Tel Aviv. You can spend many days just to enjoy this specific part of the city.