Tel Aviv is often overlooked by visitors to Israel, who prefer to spend their time seeing Jerusalem’s Old City or one of the many Biblical sites that dot the country.
You know what? I understand it. These ancient sites are indeed wonderful and have great cultural and religious importance. Tel Aviv is distinct from the rest of Israel, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect it while planning a trip to the nation.
As someone who has recently returned from a weekend city break in Tel Aviv, I can attest to the city’s suitability as a vacation spot.
Here are a few compelling reasons to visit Tel Aviv shortly as well!
It’s hard to beat Tel Aviv as a sunny getaway.
Tel Aviv boasts an average of 300 sunny days each year, so you’re sure to have a great time no matter when you visit! Visit Tel Aviv in winter if you’re from an area where the winters are dreary and dismal.
As a result of its location on the Mediterranean coast, the city has several lovely beaches within walking distance of its core. As long as you don’t mind a short walk, you can get to the beach from just about any part of town in less than a half-hour.
Those who prefer water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, or jet skiing will find that Tel Aviv is an ideal location for them. You may readily partake in water sports when visiting Tel Aviv since some surf shops and rental stores nearby.
Tel Aviv is a great place to learn about the many cultures in the region.
You may still obtain a taste of Jewish culture in Tel Aviv, despite the city’s lack of religious and spiritual significance.
In the early hours of Friday, cafés and restaurants are full of people gathering with loved ones for brunch or lunch. Shoppers swarm the local markets, stocking up on everything they’ll need for tonight’s meal.
For many people, the weekend is a time to relax and enjoy time with loved ones. Everything changes, though, in the early hours of the afternoon. On Friday, the city comes to a standstill as everyone prepares for the most significant occasion in their lives: the Shabbat meal.
I highly suggest attending the Shabbat meal if you’re interested in learning more about this aspect of Jewish life. You can do it if you stay at Abraham Hostel (a wonderful place to stay). The Betzavta website also allows you to dine with a local family.
While it’s not as wild as a Friday night in Jerusalem, when the city seems deserted, it’s still not like a bustling metropolis.
Take a gastronomic trip to Tel Aviv!!
The cuisine of the Middle East, particularly Israeli cuisine, is among the greatest in the world. Because there are so many alternatives for vegetarians, I don’t have to worry about what to eat there.
Every time I eat anything new in Israel, I declare it my new favorite. Tel Aviv is the best city in which to learn about Israeli food.
At Jaffa’s Abu Hassan, you can (supposedly) enjoy the world’s greatest hummus. Occasionally, you’ll have to wait in line, but it’s worth it because of the title.
Shakshouka, falafel, pickles, and a slew of other delectables await you.
The greatest places to dine are usually found around or near the markets. Caramel is the most well-known, but I like the more intimate Levinsky market, with several excellent dining establishments.