Top 5 Must Do's in Tel AvivEdit This
1. Hit the beach. Tel Aviv is situated on the Mediterranean Sea and is currently one of the hottest travel destinations. Offering gorgeous beaches, and numerous water activities, the climate does nothing short of beg its visitors to rest and relax on the long stretch of sandy paradise. All of the Tel Aviv westside is one long beach which is divided into separate beaches like Hof Hatzuk, which requires an entrance fee and is not reachable by foot from the center, Metzitzim Beach, named after the legendary movie, Separated Beach, which is designated for the use of the orthodox religious people (open on Saturdays to everyone), just to name a few.
2. HaCarmel Market is Tel Aviv's largest food and vegetable market. This charming place is the heart of Tel Aviv's culinary culture. The vendors yell out from each side of the alley, offering "their best price". The atmosphere is friendly and casual, and the hustle bustle of the market is infectious. Absorb the different smells and colors, and avoid the butcher's area unless you have an extra strong stomach. Tourists usually get quoted a higher price than locals, but the price will probably still be much cheaper than anywhere else. Great photo opportunities in this unique marketplace, as well as excellent shopping.
3. Old Jaffa, according to legend Jaffa was named after Noah's son, is the old port city built some 4000 years ago. Biblical account mentions that the cedars from Lebanon for the construction of King Solomon's Temple came in via Jaffa. Jaffa served as the point of entry for Jewish immigration. Old Jaffa has since become one of Israel's beloved tourist attractions. Jaffa is filled with artists quarters, studios, galleries, shops, and archaeology. The narrow alleys are named after the signs of the zodiac, and the area boasts some of the finest and most unique restaurants in Israel. Old Jaffa is a charming little city, with a gorgeous Mediterranean backdrop, and is also very romantic.
4. Neve Tzedek was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the walls of ancient Jaffa. Now one of Tel Aviv's most fashionable and expensive areas, Neve Tzedek is home to many Israeli artists and yuppies. Make sure to visit Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theatre, it is one of the most beautiful cultural centers in the city.
5. Rabin Square is the largest square in Tel Aviv, and houses city hall. The square is warm and inviting, and a good place to take break. Shrouded in history, Rabin Square used to be called the Square of Kings of Israel until November 4th 1995, when Prime Minister Rabin was murdered by an Israeli fanatic. A few days later the square was official named after the great peace maker, and some believe this is the place where peace in the Middle East died.