Places to Visit in Tel Aviv

Places to Visit in Tel Aviv
If you’re planning a trip to Israel and are wondering whether Tel Aviv is a good bet or not, you’ll be glad to know that Tel Aviv is one of the liveliest places to spend a vacation in Israel boasting a thriving nightlife.

Tel Aviv is indeed known as the 'party capital' of Israel because of its great beaches and exciting 24-hour culture nightlife, which means bars and nightclubs stay open very late indeed!

Having said this, if you aren’t traveling to Tel Aviv solely for partying and getting a tan, you'll be rest assure that Tel Aviv also boasts plenty of cultural attractions which include museums, theatres and art galleries, so there are truly lots of places to visit in Tel Aviv.

To give you an idea of what’s on offer in Tel Aviv, I’ve put together a nice list of interesting places and top attractions to visit in Tel Aviv, hope you enjoy it:

Independence Hall

Independence Hall is the place where Israel signed the Declaration of Independence, so it's indeed one of the top places to visit in Tel Aviv without a doubt.

If you’re visiting Israel to learn more about the State of Israel, Independence Hall, which is located in the Shabazi district will offer you a great informative introduction to the country’s founding and learn about the events leading up to the independence.

Eretz Israel Museum

Eretz Israel Museum is located in the Ramat Aviv district, just north of the downtown area, and it’s a great place to take the family out on a nice afternoon.

You’ll find lots of interesting exhibits such as a glass and a ceramic pavilion which displays ancient glass and ceramic objects, as well as an on-site archeological site with on-going excavations that you can have a look at.

Besides the exhibits, there is also interesting information about the early history and culture of Israel, a cool planetarium, as well as an observation deck which offers excellent views of the area.

Old Jaffa

If you’re a fan of walking tours and fancy discovering the oldest part of Tel Aviv, you’ll enjoy taking a tour of Old Jaffa, which boasts one of the oldest working ports in the world.

Old Jaffa boasts lovely narrow streets and it’s truly the cultural heart of Tel Aviv since you’ll find here many art galleries, traditional eateries and flea markets.

Old Jaffa also boasts a few interesting places to visit such as the Ilana Goor Museum and Kikar Kdumim Visitor Center where you can find useful info about Jaffa and learn more about the history of the district.

Palmach Museum

The Palmach Museum is located next door to Eretz Israel Museum and it’s an excellent place you don’t want to miss visiting, if you’re a history buff.

Out of all the museums in Tel Aviv, the Palmach Museum is one of the most interesting ones to visit in the city because you get to experience life of Israel’s early pioneers through interesting reenactments.

Hayarkon Park

If you’re looking for places in Tel Aviv to spend a fun day out, Park Hayakon is such place.

The park is located in the Kohav Ha Tsafon district and boasts a small zoo, grassy areas where you can enjoy a picnic, as well as bicycle and boat rentals, so you can go for a ride through the park or take a ride on a paddle-boat along Yarkon River.

Yitzhak Rabin Center

Yitzhak Rabin Center is another of the top cultural attractions in Tel Aviv since it also offers guided tours. The Center is also located in the vicinity of Eretz Museum and Palmach Museum, so if you’re in the area you’d definitely want to pass by the center.

The Yitzhak Rabin Center is one of the most extensive museums in Tel Aviv, so you can easily spend a few hours watching the documentary films about the history of the State of Israel and the life of Yitzhak Rabin.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is located between Court Hall and Dubnov Garden, and it’s perhaps the top art museum inn the city.

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art boasts plenty of art works produced by Israeli artists like Michael Rovner, and international artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh. Besides seeing the exhibits, you’ll be able to catch a highly-rated foreign film at the museum’s mini-cinema.

Tel Aviv University

If you’re looking for more interesting places to visit in Tel Aviv, don’t miss a visit to the Tel Aviv University which boasts a museum dedicated to Jewish People (Beth Hatefutsoth), as well as a Botanical and Zoological Gardens.

The Beth Hatefutsoth is really a cool place to learn about the Jewish People in an interactive way. The museum tells the story of Jewish People through murals, dioramas, interactive films and audio recordings and pictures.

Tel Aviv Promenade

Tel Aviv Promenade (pictured) is, undoubtedly, one of the top attractions and most popular places to visit in Tel Aviv. The Promenade is beautifully paved and has benches where you can sit on and soak in the lovely ocean views, enjoy lots of people-watching and have a nice meal at one of the promenade's restaurants.

Hacarmael Market

A trip to Tel Aviv wouldn’t be complete without visiting and experiencing one of the open-air markets in the city such as Hacarmael Market, which is another of the top places to visit in Tel Aviv.

The Hacarmael is located in the Kerem Ha Teimanim district and it is the largest flea markets in Tel Aviv, and one of the best places to sample local cuisine, mingle with the locals and soak in some local culture.

Bauhaus Center

The Bauhaus Center is located in the heart of the city in the Merkaz Halr district, also known as ‘White City’ where you’ll find some of the finest and prettiest buildings in Tel Aviv.

Bauhaus Center has lots of artworks such as paints, photographs, t-shirts and miscellaneous stuff such as candle holders and lamps on display which you can buy. If you’re looking to do souvenir shopping in Tel Aviv, Bauhaus Center is one of the best places to do this.

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