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Why fly to Tel Aviv?
Head to the beaches of Tel Aviv for some serious relaxation. Israel's Mediterranean city is a bit of a beach getaway destination for the country, and increasingly so for the rest of the world.
The cities numerous beaches attract all kinds of crowds with Banana Beach being a favorite among the Bohemian set while Gordon Beach is popular for its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful beachgoers and lovely cafes.
Tel Aviv has grabbed hold of its personality as the country's beach and entertainment destination and now is home to a growing number of unique restaurants and bars. The Tel Aviv Port is one of the hottest spots for cool shops and bars as well as for clubs. The city's nightlife has brought in some of the world's best DJs and given the city a new reputation on the worldwide party circuit.
The city has several museums dedicated to the city's beginnings like the Museum of Tel Aviv's History and the Diaspora Museum provides a glance into the country's Jewish history. Although the young city is just establishing itself as a cultural city of note, it already is home to the New Israel Opera and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tel Aviv is also home to Jaffa, one of the oldest cities in the world. Today it is a bustling center of ideas, with artists and designers moving into the area. The growing interest in the region has led to the development of new restaurants and boutiques and the street food scene is quite delicious.
Tel Aviv Weather
Given that Tel Aviv sits on the Mediterranean the summers are hot while the winters are pleasant. If you're visiting during July and August expect temperatures in the low 30s. In the winter they can hit below 0 in the evening but on average are between 5 and 10 degrees. The rainy season in Tel Aviv begins in November and tapers off in early spring.
When to fly to Tel Aviv
Summer is extremely busy in Tel Aviv as people head to the Mediterranean Coast and that means flight ticket prices are at an all time high. Jewish holidays are also a popular time and result in high prices in late September especially.
Travelling to Tel Aviv during the early spring will prove most affordable since the travel traffic is low due to the cool weather. However, if you want to take in the beaches then wait until May when you can still find some deals and the weather has warmed up.
Getting into Tel Aviv
There are several options for travelling from Ben Gurion International Airport into the city center. Public transportation options include bus and rail. An airport taxi service is also available and will take you anywhere in the city.
Getting around Tel Aviv
The city has limited public transportation options but there is a bus service or alternatively you can take the minibuses which travel on fixed routes. Many of the touristic sites are located within walking distance of one another in which case you don't have to worry about transportation at all. Metered taxi service is also reasonable.
- Find designer labels in the city's boutique shopping district in the Rothschild quarter and follow that up by dinner at some of the best restaurants in the country. By the way try the hummus almost anywhere in the city and you will love it, residents are serious about their hummus appreciation in the city.
- UNESCO has declared the city's Bauhaus building lands a World Heritage Site. The site, which is called the "White City" was the first Hebrew settlement in Tel Aviv and built in 1909. Take a walk through the area to view the unusual design.
- Head to the Tel-Aviv-Jaffa Promenade where the old city of Jaffa meets new Tel Aviv. You can stroll on the boardwalk while enjoying an ice cream or enjoy a light dinner and people-watching.
- Visit the Clock Tower in old Jaffa and take in the flea market to experience a different side of the city.
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