Sometimes called the ‘sin city’ of the Middle East, Tel Aviv rivals cities like London and Paris when it comes to nightlife, entertainment and fun. As well as a friendly welcome you’ll find a thriving cafe and club scene, excellent shopping and a massive variety of cafes, bars and restaurants that appeal to every taste imaginable.
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The city is just 60 km north of Jerusalem on the sunny Mediterranean coast so it’s the perfect place to work on that tan by day. The west side of Tel Aviv boasts a sandy beach that stretches for miles. Although it is one continuous stretch, each part is named after a nearby street or hotel, so choose your favourite, crack open the sunscreen and relax with a cool drink. Choose Tel Aviv hotels, Israel’s most glamorous way to catch the rays, for beautiful pools and terraces.
Florentin is a favourite with visitors from all over the world. This bustling street is crammed with cool bars where the famously good looking bar tenders are expert mixologists and crowd pleasers. There are lots of cafes too where you can sit outdoors and watch the world go by, as well as a huge range of restaurants serving all types of cuisine.
After dark is when the city really comes to life, and Tel Aviv becomes a hipster’s paradise. Nightlife is what it’s all about and clubs are filled with party lovers from dusk till dawn. Top International DJ’s often play the major venues, and cutting edge music, stylish clubbers and the amazing vibe make the city one of the world’s top clubbing destinations.
You’ll need gorgeous clothes to wear to the most glamorous clubs, and Tel Aviv has excellent shopping to suit all tastes and budgets. Haggle for cheap clothing and delicious Israeli treats at Carmel Market, or visit the designer boutiques of Dizengoff Street or Sheinkin Street for fabulous club wear. Head to the Azrieli Centre for all your favourite high street brands – the unusually shaped building is the highest in the city, making it easy to find.
Despite news of unrest in the area, Tel Aviv is a peaceful, and relatively safe city for tourists, and you’ll always find a friendly welcome at Tel Aviv hotels, Israel’s friendliest and best.