Tel Aviv Travel Guide
Tel Aviv is to Israel what New York City is to the United States: its commercial heart, the cultural center and one of the top tourist destinations in the world with many things to do and to see. Tel Aviv is the second most populous city in Israel, with a population of 404,400 located on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline in central-west Israel.
Neve Tzedek,Tel Aviv
The city was founded in 1909 by the Jewish Community of Jaffa on the outskirts of the ancient port city. The growth of Tel Aviv soon outpaced Jaffa, which had a majority Arab population at the time. Tel Aviv and Jaffa were merged into a single municipality in 1950, two years after the establishment of the State of Israel. Tel Aviv’s White City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, comprises the world’s largest concentration of Bauhaus buildings.
Tel Aviv – The White City
Tel Aviv, Known as “The City That Never Sleeps”, is the fifth-most-visited city in the Middle East & Africa, with 2.5 million international visitors annually. It is renowned for its 24-hour culture, cosmopolitan lifestyle, beaches, bars, restaurants, cafés, parks, hotels and hostels, shopping centers like the the old train station – Hatachana ,Tel Aviv Port, Hacarmel Market, Nahalat Benyamin Street and landmark neighborhoods such as Old Jaffa, Neve Tzedek and many other things to do and to see like the Tel aviv Museum, The Land of Israel Museum, Beit Hatfutsot Museum and Itzhak Rabin Center Museum.
Tel Aviv Museum
Tel Aviv is an economic hub, home to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, corporate offices and research and development centers. It is the country’s financial capital and a major performing arts and business center. Tel Aviv has the second-largest economy in the Middle East, and is the 19th most expensive city in the world. Tel Aviv has been named by Lonely Planet as the third “hottest city for 2011” (behind only New York City and Tangier), the ninth-best beach city in the world by National Geographic and consistently ranked as one of the top LGBT destinations in the world.
Top places to visit in Tel Aviv
Nahalat Benyamin Street
The White City
Tel Aviv Museum
The Land of Israel museum
Beit Hatfutsut museum
Tel Aviv Beaches
Tel Aviv Port
Hatachana – the old train station compound
Itzhak Rabin Museum
Top places to visit around Tel Aviv