Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv



For a few hours, a day or a week: Tel Aviv has plenty to offer.

Its shabby chic charm, its Bauhaus white buildings, its foodie & bar culture, its beach, its museums & art galleries: impossible to get bored and not to love it.

With its New-York-on-the-Mediterranean vibe, stroll the quiet tree-shaded streets, have a glass of delicious Israeli wine in a bar, eat at one of the numerous chef restaurants, bike the long board walk, bathe in the warm summer sea, shop and bring home some fantastic local designers stuff…

Tel Aviv bursts of creativity and life.

For this city, Roza Sinaysky from the Telavivian (see her profile) joins me to give you “la crème de la crème” or the best of the best, if you prefer.


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    The beach and the Tayelet. The beaches are fantastic and long. The sea is warm in the summer. You can rent lounge chairs and an umbrella on the beach: it costs practically nothing. No problem to wear a bikini. You can also take a long walk on the Tayelet (the promenade) that runs from the marina to the Jaffa port. Great place to ride your bike or jog too.

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    Restaurants. Tel Avivians enjoy life and going out. So be sure to book your restaurant well in advance (sometimes a few days).

  • 03

    Security. Tel Aviv is very safe. Taxis are reliable. Just be sure to ask them to turn on the meter if they don’t but they usually do it automatically.

  • 04

    Pesach. Passover is a major Jewish holiday and lasts 7 days. More importantly, on the first and the last days, no productive work can be done and most Israeli businesses are closed (see practicalities)

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    Shabbat. The rest day begins on Friday at dusk until Saturday evening. This means that shops close at around 3-4 pm on Friday and don’t open until Saturday night or Sunday morning. (see practicalities)

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    Clothes. Very cool, relaxed & trendy.

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    Bikes. Tel Aviv is a great place to ride a bicycle.  (see practicalities)

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    Sabich. A typical Israeli sandwich. Brought to Israel by Iraqi immigrants, all wrapped in pita bread is salad, egg, eggplant, tahini, hummus, various greens and an array of spices to tempt the palate.

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Shopping :

Dizengoff Street

The best can be next to the worst but it’s pleasant. Start from Dizengoff square and head north.  Take the opportunity to visit the Bauhaus Center (see tip).

Kikar HaMedina

For high end and international designers.

Tel Aviv Port

If only for the little covered market, the “Comme il faut” concept store and the long wooden promenade (see tip).

Neve Tzedek

The oldest neighbourhood and one of the most beautiful parts of the city with lots of cute designers’ boutiques, restaurants and café, mainly on Shabazi Street (see tip).

Sheinkin Street

This street is a perpendicular to Rothschild Boulevard. It’s part of the White City: perfect to take a little stroll.