Glorious beaches in a city that never sleeps
Tel Aviv‘s biggest draw is its beaches. Beautiful white sandy stretches and promenades with cafés and restaurants provide locals and visitors with great places to relax and enjoy the warm Mediterranean sunshine. Tel Aviv is a thriving holiday destination, some likening it to Barcelona and Miami, and nicknaming it ‘the city that never sleeps’ because of its vibrant 24-hour nightlife. Like Barcelona, partying begins late in Tel Aviv. The dressed-up crowd hit the bars at 11pm and the Sabbath, Friday night, is no exception. But it’s not all just about beautiful beaches and stylish bars - those seeking other diversions are also catered for in the array of museums and galleries, impressive shopping malls, and coffee shops that are such a feature of Tel Aviv life.
Tel Aviv is a non-stop, buzzing, modern metropolis with fabulous beaches, great water-sports and a wonderful climate. Perfect for anyone looking for a chic city destination – relaxing, sun-drenched days and lively nights.
When to Go?
July and August are peak season in Tel Aviv, when the weather is hot and swathes of Israeli holidaymakers visit the city, making it the most expensive time to be there. Spring (March, April and May) is a good time to go, when temperatures are in the low 20s, as is autumn (October and November) when temperatures hit the high 20s. Spring and autumn are also cheaper for accommodation. Winters are mild and pleasant with occasional rain.
How to get there?
Direct flights operate to Ben Gurion International Airport from Manchester, Luton and Heathrow. Tel Aviv is 15km from the airport and it takes about 20 minutes to get there. Trains or taxis are available, but no buses. Flights are often busy and more expensive around the time of The Passover (early April) and Sukkoth (late September-early October).
Take a break from the beach in Park Hayarkon, which is Tel Aviv’s answer to Central Park in New York. It’s a good place to hang out and watch locals doing Yoga, jogging or cycling. Visit delightful Old Jaffa, one of the oldest ports in the world where, according to legend, Jonah boarded the ship before getting swallowed by the whale. But a visit to Tel Aviv is really about the beach-life so slip into your beachwear, grab your towel and try the Hilton or Frishman beaches - they’re great.