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Tel Aviv Attractions
What to do in the White City

There are many Tel Aviv Attractions for your visit to Israel. Tel Aviv is only 100 years old, founded in 1909, and is today an enormous metropolis together with neighboring cities forming Israel’s largest concentration of population. The Tel Aviv I saw for the first time in 1959 was already a big city with many suburbs and lots of traffic, but nothing compares to what you find today on your visit to Tel Aviv.

If you are going to do your own sightseeing, this information will help you decide which sites to visit.

Tel Aviv Attractions

Eretz Israel Museum in Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv

Eretz Israel Museum in Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Museums

 Tel Aviv Museums abound in the “White City”. If you are a museum fan you will have to spend a few days visiting all of them. There all kind of them, like history museums, art museums, poetry and war museums and much more. Please visit our page.

Tel Aviv Attractions

Habima National Theater the pride of Israel

Habima National Theater the pride of Israel

Tel Aviv Art

Habima Theater

This cultural center is among Israel’s most important. It contains the Habima Theatre, the Mann Auditorium and the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion. Habimah Theatre is the home of Israel's National Theatre Company with most performances in Hebrew and simultaneous translations in other languages. 

Mann Auditorium is home of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, established in 1937 and where Yitzhak Perlman started his career. 

Tel Aviv Attractions

Heichal Hatarbut

The Tel Aviv Culture Palace, Charles Bronfman Auditorium, formerly the Frederick R. Mann Auditorium, is the biggest concert hall in Tel Aviv, Israel, and home to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

It was opened in 1957 at Habima Square. Leonard Bernstein conducted the inaugural concert.

Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center

This is the home of the Israel Opera also hosts performances by the Israel Ballet as well as concerts by the Zion Symphony Orchestra. It is located at 28 Leonardo da Vinci Street.

Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center

The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion

Exhibits contemporary art by Israeli and International artists and houses the Helena Rubinstein Collection of Miniature Rooms.

Tel Aviv Attractions

Shuk Hacarmel is the most popular market in Tel Aviv

Shuk Hacarmel is the most popular market in Tel Aviv

Markets or Shuks in Tel Aviv

Carmel Market called in Hebrew Shuk HaCarmel, is by itself an experience. You may buy here from a tomato or cucumber to inexpensive clothing or fake designers glasses.

Nahalat Binyamin is a Pedestrian Mall near the Shuk. It features all kind of art work presented by the artists on Tuesdays and Fridays around noon time. On the rest of the week it is a busy pedestrian mall with outdoors cafes and stores.

Shenkin Street is a trendy Street that attracts younger crowd, street performers and café environment,

Tel Aviv Attractions

Yafo or Jaffa is part of Tel Aviv but completely different

Yafo or Jaffa is part of Tel Aviv but completely different

Tel Aviv Neighborhoods


No matter how you call this ancient city Yaffo, Yafo, Jaffa or Joppe it is an interesting place to visit. 

Neve Tzedek

It was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the walled city of Jaffa or Yafo. When Tel Aviv  was officially founded in 1909, the neighborhood prospered as the new Tel Aviv grew around it. Today it is a fashionable district that maintains the look of a village with a sophisticated atmosphere. 

Tel Aviv Attractions

Rabin Square in the middle of Tel Aviv

Rabin Square in the middle of Tel Aviv

Passive recreation in Tel Aviv

Rabin Square

On Ibn Gvirol Avenue is Rabin Square. The place was previously called Kikar Malchei Israel or Kings of Israel Square. After Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination by a fanatic assassin, the square was renamed and a memorial was inaugurated. Created by Yael Ben Artzi it is made from 16 basalt stones brought from the Golan Heights symbolizing his connection to his country and the earthquake that his murder created. The memorial is surrounded by a chain meaning the effort of our people to stay bonded.

Gan Meir

Golda Meir’s Park is an oasis of green, located near Dizengoff Center. On summer evenings musicians perform for the delight of the general public.

Safari Park

This animal park is located in nearby Ramat gan and features hundreds of animals that roam freely within the 250-acres wildlife sanctuary. Touring is in closed vehicles, just in case. 

Port of Tel Aviv

This area that was abandoned for year after the Port of tel Aviv lost its importance due to the great port of Ashdod. People with vision started opening restaurants and pubs, besides stores and warehouses. Today is one of the great successes of the last years in Israel. It is a proof o an amazing Tel Aviv nightlife. You cannot find parking on a Friday night or Saturday. Restaurants are flourishing and the traffic of people just unbelievable.


The old train station of Jaffa was converted into an important leisure center with stores, bars and restaurants.


This is a complex of restaurants, stores and cafes, recently opened and becoming very popular among Israelis.

Going to the beach is part of Tel Aviv's culture

Going to the beach is part of Tel Aviv's culture

Tel Aviv Beaches

Tel Aviv has been named the Miami Beach of the Mediterranean. Its beaches are of white sands and crystal waters. All of them well organized and with lifeguard on duty. They provide snack bars and lots of fresh water for a great day at the beach. Please visit our page.

Park Hayarkon a place for passive recreation

Park Hayarkon a place for passive recreation

Park Hayarkon

Located in North Tel Aviv it offers large spaces of passive entertainment like the big parks of the big cities in the world. One of the park's main attractions is Tel Afek and its Ottoman-period fortress, Binary Bashi, overlooking the springs of the Yarkon River. 

The park has six gardens: Gan HaBanim (Fallen Soldiers Memorial Garden), Gan Nifga'ei HaTeror (Terror Victims Memorial Garden), Gan HaSlaim (Rock Garden), Gan HaKaktusim (Cactus Garden), Gan HaGazum (Trimmed Garden), and Gan HaTropi (Tropical Garden).

The Rock Garden, one of the largest of its kind in the world, reflects Israel's geological diversity. In its 10-acre enclosure the rocks are interspersed with some 3,500 species of plants, including over six acres of cacti. 

The five-acre Tropical Garden has a wooden walkway shaded by palm trees leading to a small lake. The rainforest-like microclimate is supports a large variety of orchids and vines.

Kikar Hamedina

Kikar Hamedina is the Hebrew name for the State’s Square. It is located in North Tel Aviv and it is the place to go when you are looking for luxurious designer shops, exclusive boutiques and high end jewelry stores. Here you’ll find all the world famous designers like Versace, Gucci, Chanel and more.

This is definitely the high end shopping area of Tel Aviv.

Azrieli Observatory

This is a complex of three buildings seen from all over the metropolitan area. One is round, one square and one triangular. On the 49th floor of the round one is the Azrieli Observatory where telescopes provide a 360* view of the city through 84 windows with headsets guiding you in many languages through Tel Aviv landmarks. Entrance is through the third floor of the Azrieli Mall. 

Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv

Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv

Sports events

For those seeking some sports action, here I mention the few venues where you’ll find them. Consult the local media or your hotel front desk, to find out what is going on during your visit.

For basketball fans

  • Menora Mivtachim Arena

For Football (Soccer) fans

  • Asa Tel Aviv
  • Bloomfield Stadium
  • Ramat Gan Stadium

I hope I gave you as many Tel Aviv Attractions as you wish to see. Tel Aviv is a non-stop city, enjoy every minute of it.

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