VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Tel Aviv
This UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site deserves its moment in the spotlight.
Creamy, house-made hummus and stunning Mediterranean beaches, fascinating museums that highlight this city’s rich history, and a clutch of new hotels—there are plenty of fun things to do in Tel Aviv. Locals are proud to call this Middle Eastern metropolis home; the cosmopolitan, somewhat European lifestyle here sets the White City apart from the Israel’s other major hubs like Jerusalem and Nazareth. If you’re planning a trip to Israel, here is what to do in Tel Aviv.
Start by taking a look at your surroundings. Tel Aviv is a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site, and home to the largest collection of Bauhaus-style buildings in the entire world: There are more than 4,000 structures throughout the city.
After admiring the architecture, kick it seaside. Cycle along Tel Aviv’s beautiful beachfront stretch that connects the northern part of the city to the nearby port of Jaffa. With over 80 miles of ride lanes and an impressive bike sharing system, biking is a very popular way to see the best of Tel Aviv.
Once you get to Jaffa, take a few hours to explore the old port. Walk through the ancient neighborhood’s stone streets and alleyways that lead down to the bustling waterfront. One of Jaffa’s biggest draws is the flea market, where everything from local products to antiques (think: old timepieces and cutlery) can be bought in a haggle.
Don’t miss out on Tel Aviv’s vibrant nightlife—specifically, dancing. Cutting-edge craft cocktails and talented DJs pull an energetic crowd to the city’s bars and clubs at night. One of our favorites is Anna LouLou, where DJs play everything from vintage soul to Arabic house music and Palestinian hip-hop.
And of course, don’t leave Tel Aviv without sampling some of the spectacular food on offer. Try the local favorite hole-in-the-wall, Abu Hassan. Located in Jaffa, this joint has been serving up fresh hummus for 40 years.